Dispelling the Myths About Addiction: Strategies to Increase Understanding and Strengthen Research; Care of Drug Users in General Practice: a Harm Minimisation ApproachBMJ 1998; 316 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7145.1683 (Published 30 May 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:1683
- Roy Robertson., medical practitioner
- Edinburgh Drug Addiction Study, Edinburgh
Dispelling the Myths About Addiction: Strategies to Increase Understanding and Strengthen Research
Institute of Medicine
National Academy Press, £32.95, pp 218
ISBN 0 309 06401 5
Care of Drug Users in General Practice: a Harm Minimisation Approach
Ed Berry Beaumont Radcliffe Medical Press, £16.50, pp 187 ISBN 1 85775 236 8
The increasing clinical and academic interest in drug dependency has given rise to a rapidly expanding literature. Topics range from the severely pragmatic clinical approach to the scrutiny of addictive processes at a cellular level. The narrowly clinical perspective of drug problems, with its correspondingly limited range of clinical options, has yielded to a new consensus about the need for treatment and a recognition that drug dependency is a disease, requiring treatments that are based on evidence.
The major themes of Dispelling the Myths about Addiction are that …
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