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January 1995

Neurological Aspects of Substance Abuse

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Somerset, NJ

Arch Neurol. 1995;52(1):16. doi:10.1001/archneur.1995.00540250018006

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Abstract

Neurological Aspects of Substance Abuse is a well-written, comprehensive, and useful reference work that most practicing neurologists will find worthwhile in the office or home library. It is the kind of book that you use to look something up when you know the reference exists, but cannot recall when or where you first read it. It is not easy to find a paragraph that does not have at least one reference. For example, the chapter on barbiturates, hypnotics, and sedatives has 10 pages of text with 231 references; the 10-page chapter on marijuana has seven additional pages of references. The next time I am asked to address a group of allied health personnel about the neurologic complications of psychostimulant use, or to examine and treat a patient with a history of cocaine use, I now know where to turn for the background information I will need. My hat is off

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