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Emergency Room Treatment of the Drug-Abusing Patient
JAMES L. CHAPEL
Am J Psychiatry 1973;130:257-259.
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Professor and Chief, Section of Child Psychiatry, University of Missouri College of Medicine, 803 Stadium Rd., Columbia, Mo. 65201

1973, The American Psychiatric Association

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The author outlines the preferred treatment of patients appearing for emergency care with acute symptoms suggesting drug overdose or a "bad trip." He discusses symptoms and treatment of patients who have abused heroin, "downers," alcohol, stimulants, cocaine, hallucinogens, marijuana, or belladonna derivatives.

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