Hematology and coagulation study guides




Since we’re talking about blood stuff this week and next week, I thought I’d let you know that I have a few books that students have found helpful in the past:

These are all for sale but I don’t want you guys to have to buy them. If you would like a copy, drop me an email and I’ll send you a link so you can download them for free. They are NOT required – so just use them to help you study (if you feel you need help).

Substance use disorder resources

There are a lot of excellent resources available if you would like to learn more about what substance use disorder is, and how you can help your patients. Here are a few.


Alcoholics Anonymous.
Still the program with the highest recovery rate around. Take a look around the site, check out the Big Book (the AA “Bible” – read and reread by alcoholics everywhere), and note all the literature and resources available online for health care and other professionals. You can also find a meeting, or help someone else find a meeting – here are the lists for AA meetings in Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Minnesota Recovery Connection
These guys are not affiliated with any specific recovery program (AA or otherwise). They are just a great community group that provides peer-to-peer recovery support, public education, and advocacy.

If you’re worried about someone else’s drinking (or using), Al-Anon can help you maintain your own sanity and serenity. Here are the lists of Al-Anon meetings in the Twin Cities area.


High Achiever: The Incredible True Story of One Addict’s Double Life, by Tiffany Jenkins
Also: the audiobook is read by the author, and it’s REALLY good!

Drinking: A Love Story, by Caroline Knapp.

Lit: A Memoir, by Mary Karr.

Nice Girls Don’t Drink, by Sarah Haffner.

Broken, by Bill Moyers.

Tweak, by Nic Sheff.