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Substance Abuse Disorders: Evidence and Experience / Edition 1

Substance abuse disorders are among the most prevalentpsychiatric disorders and are frequently comorbid with otherpsychiatric and health conditions and accompanied by socialproblems; however, they remain under-recognized and under-treated.Many physicians and mental health practitioners receivelittle-to-no training in the identification and treatment of thesedisorders.  Approaches to their prevention include some of themajor success stories in modern public health as well as some ofthe deepest controversies in public life. This new title in the WPAseries Evidence and Experience in Psychiatry informspsychiatrists and a wide range of professional groups from healthand social services about these disorders and their treatment andcontrol. 

'Highly Commended' in the Psychiatry section of the 2012BMA Book Awards

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470745106
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 04/05/2011
Series: WPA Series in Evidence & Experience in Psychiatry Series
Pages: 324
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Hamid Ghodse is Professor of Psychiatry and InternationalDrug Policy at St George's Hospital Medical School. He has beenPresident of the International Narcotics Control Board since 2004,and a member of the board since 1992. Director of the InternationalCentre for Drug Policy (UN) in Vienna. Editor of many books onaddiction. He was appointed as inaugural Chair of the InternationalHealth Advisory Board in the UK in November 2009.

Helen Herrman is Director of the WHO Collaborating Centrein Mental Health, Melbourne. She has been Secretary of Publicationsfor the World Psychiatric Association since 2005 She is alsoRegional Vice-President Oceania, World Federation for MentalHealth, and Vice-President of the International Federation ofPsychiatric Epidemiology.

Mario Maj is President of the World PsychiatricAssociation. Formerly he has been President of the ItalianPsychiatric Association (since 2000); President of the ItalianSociety of Biological Psychiatry (since 1990); Secretary-General ofthe Association of European Psychiatrists (2001-2002); President ofthe Association of European Psychiatrists (2002).

Norman Sartorius is President of the InternationalAssociation for the Promotion of Mental Health Programmes. HonoraryFellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists of the United Kingdomof Great Britain, of the Royal Australian and New Zealand Collegeof Psychiatrists and of the American College of Psychiatry;Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.Member of the WHO Expert Advisory Panel on Mental Health and amember of the WPA Council.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors.



1 Epidemiology of Drug Abuse: A GlobalOverview (Maria-Elena Medina-Mora, Tania Real andRebeca Robles).

2 Drug Abuse: Prevention (Vladimir B. Poznyak,James White and Nicolas Clark).

3 Drug Abuse: Treatment and Management (FabrizioSchifano).

4 Commentaries.

4.1 Measuring, Preventing and Treating Global Drug Abuse(Kylie D. Reed, Mark Prunty and John Strang).

4.2 Epidemiology, Treatment and Prevention of AddictiveDisorders (Pedro Ruiz).

4.3 The Global Challenge of Illegal Drugs (NeilMcKeganey).

4.4 Drug Misuse – Lessons Learned Through the ModernScience (Igor Koutsenok).

4.5 An Integrated Approach to Drug-Abuse Treatment: The Role ofPrevention (Abdu’l-Missagh Ghadirian).

4.6 Informing the Field of Substance Misuse: Progress andChallenges (David A. Deitch).


5 Epidemiology of Alcohol Abuse: Extent and Nature of theProblem (Jayadeep Patra, Andriy V. Samokhvalov andJurgen Rehm).

6 The Prevention of Alcohol Problems (John B.Saunders and Noeline C. Latt).

7 Alcohol-Use Disorders – Treatment andManagement (Filippo Passetti and ColinDrummond).

8 Commentaries.

8.1 Perverse Interpretation of Evidence in Alcohol Policy(Steve Allsop).

8.2 Implementing the Evidence Base (DuncanRaistrick).

8.3 Further Insights into the Burden of Alcohol Use on MentalIllness (Nady el-Guebaly).

8.4 Alcohol Issues – What Next? (GriffithEdwards).

8.5 The Evolving Global Burden of Disease from Alcohol(Joshua Tsoh and Helen Fung-Kum Chiu).

8.6 A Timely Review of Alcohol Related Disorders (Nasser Lozaand Waleed Fawzi).


9 Epidemiology of Tobacco Use (Ilana B. Crome andMarcus R. Munafo).

10 Tobacco Use: Prevention (Adriana Blanco, Verada Costa e Silva and Maristela Monteiro).

11 Tobacco Abuse: Treatment andManagement (Susanna Galea).

12 Commentaries.

12.1 Challenges in Reducing the Disease Burden of TobaccoSmoking (Coral Gartner and Wayne Hall).

12.2 Public Health and Tobacco Use (Pim Cuijpers).

12.3 Decreasing the Health Hazards of Tobacco: Necessary andPossible, But not Easy (Ahmad Mohit).

12.4 Overcoming State Addiction to Tobacco Industry (RobertWest).

12.5 The Framework Convention on Tobacco Control: The Importanceof Article 14 (Robyn Richmond).

12.6 Comments Regarding Epidemiology of Tobacco Use, TobaccoUse: Prevention and Tobacco Abuse: Treatment and Management (YuXin).


What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

"This book provides a comprehensive review of substance abuse disorders by many of the world's leading experst in the field, and its contributors have a truly broad international representation. The chapters are clearly and authoritatively written, and each section is followed by commentaries that add the experience of experts to the evidence presented in the chapters." (Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, April 2012)

"The commentaries at the end of each section are pertinent and, at times, thought provoking. This book would be best appreciated by individuals with knowledge in this area, but will be educational for anyone interested in this topic." (Doody's, 21 October 2011)

"In this valuable contribution to the field, Ghodse (International Centre for Drug Policy, U. of London, UK) introduces a dozen chapters by international experts that address tobacco, alcohol, and other legal and illicit drugs." (Booknews, 1 April 2011)

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