Principles of Addiction Medicine / Edition 4

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This text from the American Society of Addiction Medicine is valuable for all physicians and mental-health personnel who specialize in addiction medicine and who treat patients with addiction disorders. The chapters blend scientific principles underlying addiction with the practical essentials of clinical addiction medicine. Many of the contributors are affiliated with leading government agencies that study addiction and its science, such as the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The book will appeal to a wide and interdisciplinary range of professionals, especially those with interest or duties relating to addiction-related disorders, and in particular physicians seeking certification status via either the American Board of Addiction Medicine or the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
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Reviewer: Michael Easton, MD (Rush University Medical Center)
Description: This book details the state of the science and practice of addiction medicine. After an initial section on basic science, the majority of the book focuses on clinical aspects.
Purpose: This comprehensive reference provides updated information on our understanding of addictive disorders. This fourth edition has been substantially reorganized, revised, and augmented to cover an ever-expanding body of knowledge.
Audience: This excellent overview of the specialty of addiction medicine is meant as a reference for all healthcare professionals directly or indirectly involved in the clinical care of this population.
Features: Each of the book's 14 sections is organized by senior editors who are well known experts in their areas. The first section on basic science is followed by sections reviewing pharmacology (opiates, stimulants, caffeine, nicotine, cannabinoids, hallucinogens and designer drugs, dissociatives, inhalants, and steroids); diagnosis and intervention (including special populations, emergency rooms, geriatrics and laboratory testing); management of withdrawal; psychosocial, behavioral, and pharmacological treatments (for alcohol, opioids, stimulants and nicotine); and self help groups. The book then turns to topics such as medical problems caused by alcohol and drugs and co-occurring psychiatric disorders, addiction and pain, children and adolescents, and ends with ethical, legal, and liability issues in addiction practice.
Assessment: This is a thorough reference in addiction medicine dealing primarily with clinical aspects of these disorders. Each section is comprehensive and provides extensive references if readers want more detailed information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781774772
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 4/1/2009
  • Edition description: Fourth
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 1408
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 2.00 (d)

Table of Contents


Basic Science and Core Concepts

  • Drug Addiction: The Neurobiology of Behavior Gone Awry
  • The Epidemiology of Substance Use Disorders
  • The Anatomy of Addiction
  • From Neurobiology to Treatment: Progress Against Addiction
  • Understanding "Behavioral Addictions:"
  • Insights from Research



  • Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamic Principles
  • The Pharmacology of Alcohol
  • The Pharmacology of Nonalcohol Sedative Hypnotics
  • The Pharmacology of Long-Acting as Contrasted with Short-Acting Opioids
  • The Pharmacology of Cocaine, Amphetamines, and Other Stimulants
  • The Pharmacology of Caffeine
  • The Pharmacology of Nicotine and Tobacco
  • The Pharmacology of Cannabinoids
  • The Pharmacology of Classical Hallucinogens and Related Designer Drugs
  • The Pharmacology of Dissociatives
  • The Pharmacology of Inhalants
  • The Pharmacology of Anabolic Androgenic Steroids

    Diagnosis, Assessment and Early Intervention

  • Screening and Brief Intervention
  • Laboratory Diagnosis
  • Assessment
  • Environmental Approaches to Prevention

    Overview of Addiction Treatment

  • Addiction Medicine in America: Its Birth and Early History(1750-1935) with a Modern Postscript
  • Treatment of Heavy Drinking and Alcohol Use Disorders
  • Integrating Evidence-Based Components into a Functional Continuum of Addiction Care

    Special Issues in Addiction Medicine

  • Nonmedical Use of Prescription Medications
  • Special Issues in Treatment: Women

    Management of Intoxication and Withdrawal

  • Management of Intoxication and Withdrawal: General Principles
  • Management of Alcohol Intoxication and Withdrawal

    Pharmacologic Interventions

  • Medications for Use in Alcohol Rehabilitation
  • Management of Sedative-Hypnotic Intoxication and Withdrawal

    Behavioral Interventions

  • Enhancing Motivation to Change
  • Group Therapies

    Mutual Help, Twelve Step, and Other Recovery Programs

  • Twelve Step Programs in Recovery
  • Recent Research into Twelve Step Programs
  • SECTION 10

    Medical Disorders and Complications of Addiction

  • Medical and Surgical Complications of Addiction
  • Cardiovascular Consequences of Alcohol and Other Drug Use
  • SECTION 11

    Co-occurring Addiction and Psychiatric Disorders

  • Substance-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Co-occurring Addiction and Affective Disorders
  • SECTION 12

    Pain and Addiction

  • The Neurophysiology of Pain and Interfaces With Addiction
  • Psychological Issues in the Management of Pain
  • SECTION 13

    Children and Adolescents

  • Epidemiology of Adolescent Substance Abuse
  • Preventing Substance Abuse among Children and Adolescents
  • SECTION 14

    Ethical, Legal, and Liability Issues in Addiction Practice

  • Ethical Issues in Addiction Practice
  • Appendices

  • Appendix 1. ASAM Addiction Terminology
  • Appendix 2. Screening Instruments
  • Appendix 3. Crosswalks of the ASAM Patient Placement Criteria, Second Edition, Revised (ASAM PPC-2R)
  • Appendix 4. Summary of the DSM Diagnostic Criteria
  • Appendix 5. Summary of the ICD-10 Diagnostic Criteria
  • Appendix 6. Federal Schedules of Controlled Drugs
  • Appendices can be found on-line at the Solution site:


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