By Andrew Edmund Slaby (auth.), James A. Cocores M.D. (eds.)
The Nineteen Eighties have. visible a impressive measure of public attractiveness of cigarette smoking because the such a lot frequent and devastating kind of drug dependence. extra scientific faculties now supply required classes approximately drug dependence. Prestigious journals post studies of investiga tions with reference to nicotine dependence, and extra meetings and workshops are held every year on a variety of features of nicotine dependence. All this is often in sharp distinction to the sooner triumphing surroundings of dis curiosity, lack of understanding, or expert disdain. those adjustments created an visible position for a textbook orientated pri marily towards the desires of clinicians operating with sufferers who've nicotine dependence. hence, in instruction of this publication, so much elements of the administration of nicotine dependence are included, as a way to tackle issues of physicians in education and different future health care profes sionals the world over. the ultimate product, which i feel to be com prehensive and clinically correct all through, is a textual content that i am hoping could be of equivalent use to psychologists, social employees, nurses, counselors, and physicians in all specialties. An encyclopedic treatise was once intentionally kept away from simply because that method might be bulky in dimension, clarity, and price, and as a result, readers will locate little point out of information involv ing animal learn, nicotine-related politics, nicotine product ads, scientific outcomes of smoking, psychotherapeutic innovations, and the level of the problem.
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