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Substance Use Disorder

Setting the Stage for Opioid Addiction Treatment

Opioid-dependent patients presenting to an emergency department for other medical reasons are more likely to pursue addiction treatment if this therapy is initiated during their emergency care stay. What is the therapy?

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Substance Use Disorder

What are the pros and cons of marijuana use? Dr Andrew Saxon gives his viewpoint on why he is against medical marijuana but in favor of legalization of recreational use of marijuana.


Whether marijuana use should be legalized is a subject worthy for debate. It is unfair, however, for patients who have real health problems to be misled into believing that there is a magical cure.

An interesting history, key myths, and the pros and cons of marijuana are explained in this book.


The 35-year-old man is a new patient for you. He says he was given Vicodin when he had a similar injury a number of years ago. How do you proceed?

The State of Addiction Psychiatry

The articles in this Special Report provide a broad, cross-cutting perspective on the current state of addiction psychiatry, insofar as it may pertain to your own clinical practice.

While opioid dependence is among the most severe and lethal of addictions, it also has the most effective medication treatments. The authors provide 2 case vignettes and a step-by-step process for clinical decision making.

A review of the pharmacological and symptomatic effects of various classes of designer drugs, including stimulants, hallucinogens, and sedatives.


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