Noeline Latt, Katherine Conigrave, John B. Saunders, E. Jane Marshall and David Nutt

in Addiction Medicine

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ISBN: 9780199539338
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191725999 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Specialist Handbooks


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Epidemiology - Natural history of opioid dependence - Pharmacology of opioids - Pathophysiology - Core clinical diagnoses - Complications of opioid use - Identification of illicit opioid use and opportunistic intervention - Assessment and management of opioid overdose - Management of the opioid withdrawal syndrome - Comprehensive assessment of opioid users - Management of opioid dependence - Harm reduction/palliation - Prevention - Summary -

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Subjects: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics ; Psychiatry ; Addiction Medicine

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