Addiction Medicine

Science and Practice

Editors: Johnson, Bankole A. (Ed.)

  • Presents a conceptual framework for understanding the underpinnings of addiction
  • Covers the state-of-the-art treatments as they apply to addictive behaviors
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The spectrum of addiction disorders presents practitioners with numerous challenges—among them the widening gap between a growing evidence base and the translation of this knowledge into treatment outcomes. Addiction Medicine addresses this disconnect, clearly explaining the role of brain function in drug taking and other habit-forming behaviors, and applying this biobehavioral framework to the delivery of evidence-based treatment. Its state-of-the-art coverage provides clinically relevant details on not only traditional sources of addiction such as cocaine, opiates, and alcohol, but also more recently recognized substances of abuse (e.g., steroids, inhalants) as well as behavioral addictions (e.g., binge eating, compulsive gambling, hoarding). Current behavioral and medical therapies are discussed in depth, and the book’s close attention to social context gives readers an added lens for personalizing treatment.

 

An international panel of expert contributors offers the most up-to-date information on:

 

  • Diagnosis and classification.
  • Neurobiological and molecular theories of addiction
  • Behavioral concepts of addiction
  • Clinical aspects of addiction to a wide range of substances, including opiates, stimulants, sedatives, hallucinogens, alcohol, nicotine, and caffeine
  • Science-based treatment options: pharmacotherapy, pharmacogenetics, potential vaccines, brief and compliance-enhancing interventions, cognitive behavioral treatment, behavioral management, and other psychosocial interventions
  • Behavioral addictions—including compulsive eating, Internet messaging, and hypersexuality—and their treatment
  • Addiction in specific populations, including adolescents, the elderly, pregnant women, and health care professionals
  • Legal, disability, and rehabilitation issues

 

At once comprehensive and integrative, Addiction Medicine is an essential text and a practice-expanding tool for psychiatrists, health psychologists, pharmacologists, social workers, drug counselors, trainees, and general physicians/family practitioners.  

About the authors

Bankole A. Johnson, D.Sc., M.D., is a Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, Medicine, and Neuroscience at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA.

Reviews

“The authors integrate all the scientific knowledge and treatment experiences in a scientifically based, holistic approach and give us a clear message how to treat them. … I recommend this textbook as an unavoidable reading and great help for all experts dealing with the problems from the field of addiction medicine.” (Assist. Prof. Ana Matošić, Alcoholism and Psychiatry Research, Vol. 51 (2), 2015)

“This comprehensive, detailed book presents the most up-to-date scientific research and evidence-based studies on addictions to substances as well as behavioral addictions. … The book is designed for psychiatrists, general physicians/family practitioners, psychologists, pharmacologists, social workers, drug counselors, and trainees as well as healthcare workers who deal with patients with addictions in their clinical practices. … This is an impressive, thorough, and detailed reference on addiction medicine.” (Michael Easton, Doody’s Review Service, August, 2012)


Table of contents (76 chapters)

  • Emerging Health Perspectives

    Clark, H. Westley (et al.)

    Pages 3-22

  • The Epidemiology of Alcohol and Drug Disorders

    Hasin, Deborah (et al.)

    Pages 23-49

  • United States Federal Drug Policy

    Hawken, Angela (et al.)

    Pages 51-73

  • Historical Perspectives of Addiction

    Kushner, Howard I.

    Pages 75-93

  • Diagnosis and Classification of Substance Use Disorders

    Saunders, John B. (et al.)

    Pages 95-113

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Hardcover $409.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Addiction Medicine
Book Subtitle
Science and Practice
Editors
  • Bankole A. Johnson
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-0338-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-0338-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-0337-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-3989-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIX, 1633
Number of Illustrations and Tables
63 b/w illustrations, 48 illustrations in colour
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