Summary: This cutting-edge primer is ideal for the family physician/generalist facing challenges in clinical practice with the treatment of drug court patients. The authors share their extensive knowledge in treatment of addiction and withdrawal, treatment for patients with dual diagnoses of mental illness and addiction, and treatment of diseases associated with drug use, such as tuberculosis, hepatitis, and HIV infection. Unparalleled discussions of the drug court system and the medical prob ...show morelems of drug court patients are presented. With concise yet comprehensive chapters, readers find essential coverage of drug testing, drug test collections and reports, and common scams for falsifying drug tests. Other topics include medical educational services that physicians can provide for attorneys, judges, counselors, probation officers, and clients; challenges of treatment physicians encounter; and medical interventions. The authors share their personal teaching file of cases from the Adult Drug Court in California to draw a detailed picture of how medical care fits within the overall therapeutic plan of drug courts. ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 07
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