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Substance Abuse (cont.)

Authors and Editors

Author: Roxanne Dryden-Edwards, MD

Editor: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, Chief Medical Editor, eMedicineHealth

Previous contributing authors and editors:

Author: Kevin P Daly, MD, Staff, Emergency Dept., California Emergency Physicians.

Coauthor(s): John Richards, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Emergency Medicine, University of California at Davis Medical Center.

Editors: Scott H Plantz, MD, FAAEM, Research Director, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; Jeter (Jay) Pritchard Taylor III, MD, Vice-Chief, Compliance Officer, Attending Physician Emergency Medicine Residency, Department of Emergency Medicine, Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital, University of South Carolina.

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Howard, M.O., S.E. Bowen, and E.L. Garland, et al. "Inhalant use and inhalant use disorders in the United States." Addiction Science in Clinical Practice 6.1 July 2011: 18-31.

Kanayama, G., J.I. Hudson, and H.G. Pope. "Features of men with anabolic-androgenic steroid dependence: a comparison with nondependent AAS users and with AAS nonusers." Drug and Alcohol Dependence 102.1-3 June 2009: 130-137.

Kanayama, G., J.I. Hudson, and H.G. Pope. "Long-term psychiatric and medical consequences of anabolic-androgenic steroid abuse: a looming public health concern?" Drug and Alcohol Dependence 98.1-1 Nov. 2008: 1-12.

Simpson, D.D. "Introduction to 5-year follow-up treatment outcome studies [Editorial]." Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment 25.3 (2003): 123-124.

United States Department of Health and Human Services. "Results from the 2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Summary of National Findings." Rockville, Maryland: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2011.


Last Editorial Review: 2/9/2012

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