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June 14, 1995

The American Psychiatric Press Textbook of Substance Abuse Treatment

Author Affiliations

University of Iowa College of Medicine Iowa City

JAMA. 1995;273(22):1797-1798. doi:10.1001/jama.1995.03520460081044

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The American Psychiatric Press Textbook of Substance Abuse Treatment presents a summary of what is known about treatment for alcoholism and drug abuse. The editors aim to "offer the field a well-organized review on the best and most effective modalities currently available for managing the substance-abusing patient." The textbook is targeted for clinicians in practice as well as residents in psychiatry and related disciplines. This focus corresponds to an interest within psychiatry in increased substance abuse training for psychiatry residents and the development of postresidency addiction fellowships.

The textbook has three parts containing 29 chapters. Major section headings include an overview of treatment, treatment approaches for specific drugs of abuse, and general treatment modalities. The treatment modalities are further divided into individual treatments (individual

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