The Therapist's Guide to Addiction Medicine: A Handbook for Addiction Counselors and Therapists

The Therapist's Guide to Addiction Medicine: A Handbook for Addiction Counselors and Therapists

by Barry Solof


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781937612436
Publisher: Central Recovery Press, LLC
Publication date: 10/01/2013
Pages: 340
Product dimensions: 6.16(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.82(d)

About the Author

Barry Solof, MD, FASAM is a graduate of Yale Medical School and has been practicing addiction medicine for thirty-five years. He was the Regional Chief of Addiction Medicine for Kaiser Permanente in Southern California, as well as an Associate Professor of Psychology at Los Angeles City College. Currently, Dr. Solof is the Medical Director of Michael's House, a nationally recognized rehabilitation facility for addiction and co-occuring disorders, located in Palm Springs, California.

Table of Contents

Preface xi

Acknowledgments xvii

Introduction xix

Chapter 1 "I'm Not an Addict; I Can Stop Anytime I Want!" 1

What Is Addiction? 1

What Is Addiction Treatment? 17

Chapter 2 Hey! You Talkin' to Me? 35

The Brain Anatomy and Chemistry of Addiction 35

Chapter 3 Denial Is Not Just a River in Egypt! 55

Denial Can Take Many Different Forms 55

Chapter 4 There's an App for That! 61

Medically Managed Detoxification 65

Opiatcs/Opioids 67

Stimulants 69

Alcohol 71

Sedative-Hypnotics 76

Chapter 5 Getting with the Program 81

Medication-Assisted Treatment and Recovery 81

Antabuse 84

Naltrexone 86

Campral 88

Opiate/Opioid Substitution 89

Methadone 90

Buprenorphine 95

Chapter 6 Which Came First, the Chicken or the Egg? 101

Addiction, Comorbid Psychiatric Disorders, and Psychotropic Medications 101

Depressive Disorders 106

Anxiety Disorders 111

ADHD 114

Bipolar Disorder 117

Schizophrenia 119

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) 128

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) 132

Motivational Interviewing (MI) 133

Chapter 7 What a Pain in the 137

Addiction and Chronic Pain 137

The Making of an Epidemic 139

Pseudoaddiction 143

Methadone for Pain 144

Weighing the Cost and Benefits of Using Opioids in Treating Chronic Pain 145

Chapter 8 Cirrhosis Is NOT One of the Knights of the Round Table 149

Addiction and Comorbid Medical Conditions 149

Alcohol 150

Injection Drug Use 156

Stimulants 158

Chapter 9 You People Are Really Sick! 161

Addiction and Infectious Diseases 161

Hepatitis 161

Hepatitis C 162

HIV and AIDS 167

TB 171

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) 176

Chapter 10 Look into My Eyes-You're Getting Very Sleepy! 179

Addiction and Sleep Problems 179

Chapter 11 What's the Matter with Kids Today? 191

Adolescents and Addiction 191

Adolescents Are Different 194

Special Considerations for Adolescent Treatment 199

Inhalants 200

Club Drugs 202

Bath Salts 205

Hallucinogens 205

Anabolic Steroids 207

Chapter 12 Using for Two 213

Addiction and Pregnancy 213

Chapter 13 I'd Walk a Mile for a Camel-If I Could Only Catch My Breath 223

Nicotine Addiction and Smoking Cessation 223

Chapter 14 Process Addictions: Gambling, Food, and Sex, Oh, My! 235

Pathological Gambling 237

Eating Disorders 242

Sex Addiction 247

Chapter 15 Passing a Drug Test Won't Get You into College (But It Will Help You Stay Out of Trouble)! 251

Appendix A Recovery, Diet, and Nutrition 259

Appendix B Patient Guidelines for Early Recovery 265

Appendix C The California Society of Addiction Medicine's Position on Medical Marijuana 271


Twelve-Step Mutual-Aid and Support Programs for Addicts 277

Non-Twelve-Step Mutual-Aid and Support Programs for Addicts 279

Twelve-Step Mutual-Aid and Support Programs for Family Members and Significant Others 281

National Agencies 281

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