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Neurobiology of alcohol. Neurobiology of opioids. Neurobiology of stimulants. Neurobiology of hallucinogens. Neurobiology of marijuana. Epidemiology of drug dependence. Genetics of substance abuse. Principles of learning in the study and treatment of substance abuse. Cross-cultural aspects of substance abuse. Assessment of the patient. Patient placement criteria. Outcome research: alcoholism. Outcome research: drug abuse. Alcohol. Cannabis. Stimulants. Hallucinogens. Phencyclidine and ketamine. Tobacco. Benzodiazepines and other sedative-hypnotics. Inhalants. Anabolic-androgenic steroids. Opioids: detoxification. Opioids: maintenance treatment. Opioids: antagonists and partial agonists. MDMA, ketamine, GHB, and the "club drug" scene. Psychodynamics. Network therapy. Cognitive, behavioral, and motivational therapies. Individual psychotherapy. Group therapy. Family therapy: alcohol. Family therapy: other drugs. Alcoholics Anonymous and other 12-step groups. Inpatient treatment. Employee assistance programs and other workplace interventions. Community-based treatment. Therapeutic communities. Adolescent substance abuse. Ethnic minorities and the elderly. Substance use disorders and co-occurring Axis I psychiatric disorders. Addiction in women. Perinatal substance use. HIV/AIDS and substance use disorders. Treatment of pain in drug-addicted persons. Impaired physicians. Laboratory and psychological diagnostic testing. Medical education. Prevention of alcohol-related problems. Forensic issues.
About the Authors:
Stephen Ross, M.D., is Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Director of the Bellevue Dual Diagnosis Training Unit, and Associate Director for Education in the Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse in the Department of Psychiatry at New York University School of Medicine in New York, New York.
Francis Hayden, M.D., is Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at New York University School of Medicine. He is also Unit Chief of the Medically Managed Detoxification Unit at Bellevue Hospital Center in New York, New York.