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    In the midst of an addiction epidemic, this newly updated edition of The American Society of Addiction Medicine Principles of Addiction Medicine, 5th edition is the sought-after text every addiction researcher and care provider needs. This comprehensive reference text dedicates itself to both the science and treatment of addiction. You’ll receive a thorough grounding in both the scientific principles behind the causes of addiction and the practical aspects of clinical care.

    Chapters are written by recognized experts, covering areas such as the basic science of addiction medicine; diagnosis, assessment and early intervention; pharmacologic and behavioral interventions; mutual help and twelve-step; and co-occurring addiction, medical and psychiatric disorders—backed by the latest research data and successful treatment methods.

    • Numerous figures, tables and diagrams elucidate the text
    • Chapters include case examples
    • List of data research reports provided at end of each chapter
    • NEW material on Prescription Drug Abuse, Club Drugs, Nursing Roles in Addressing Addiction, Conceptual and Treatment Issues in Behavioral Addictions, Rehabilitation Approaches to Pain Management, Comorbid Pain and Addiction, Pharmacotherapy for Adolescents with Substance Use Disorders, Preventing and Treating Substance Use Disorders in Military Personnel, and more.
    Now with the print edition, enjoy the bundled interactive eBook edition, offering tablet, smartphone, or online access to:
    • Complete content with enhanced navigation
    • A powerful search feature pulls results from your notes, everything in the book, and even the web
    • Cross-linked pages, references, and more for easy navigation
    • Ability to highlight text for easier reference of key content
    • Ability to share notes with friends and colleagues
    • Ability to save your favorite content for future, quick reference
    • Interactive question bank with more than 300 questions
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    Product Format
    HC-Printed Cover
    Trim Size
    8.375 x 10.875
    Publication Date
    June 5, 2014
  • About The Author(s)
    Richard K. Ries MD, FAPA, FASAM
    Richard K. Ries, MD, FAPA, FASAM, Professor of Psychiatry; Director, Division of Addictions, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington; Medical Director, Harborview Addictions and Rehabilitation Psychiatry Programs, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, Washington
    David A. Fiellin MD
    David A. Fiellin, MD, Professor of Medicine, Investigative Medicine and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut
    Shannon C. Miller MD, FASAM, DFAPA
    Shannon C. Miller, MD, FASAM, DFAPA, Medical Director, Dual Diagnosis & Outpatient Clinics, Program Director, VA Fellowship in Addiction Medicine Research, VAMC, Cincinnati; Co-Program Director, Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship, Associate Director of Education & Training, Associate Director, Addiction Sciences Division, Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Affiliated Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio; Co-Editor, Journal of Addiction Medicine
    Richard Saitz MD, MPH, FACP, FASAM
    Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP, FASAM, Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology, Director, Clinical Addiction Research and Education (CARE) Unit, Section of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Boston Medical Center/Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health, Boston, MA
  • Table of contents
    Basic Science and Core Concepts
    1 Drug Addiction: The Neurobiology of Behavior Gone Awry
    2 The Epidemiology of Substance Use Disorders
    3 The Anatomy of Addiction
    4 From Neurobiology to Treatment: Progress Against Addiction
    5 Understanding “Behavioral Addictions”: Insights from Research
    6 Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamic Principles
    7 The Pharmacology of Alcohol
    8 The Pharmacology of Nonalcohol Sedative Hypnotics
    9 The Pharmacology of Opioids
    10 The Pharmacology of Cocaine, Amphetamines, and Other Stimulants
    SIDEBAR: Psychoactive “Bath Salts”: A New Class of Designer Stimulants
    11 The Pharmacology of Caffeine
    12 The Pharmacology of Nicotine and Tobacco
    13 The Pharmacology of Marijuana
    14 The Pharmacology of Hallucinogens
    15 The Pharmacology of Dissociatives
    16 The Pharmacology of Inhalants
    SIDEBAR: Inhalant Abuse in the Military
    17 The Pharmacology of Anabolic–Androgenic Steroids
    SIDEBAR: Accessing Information on Newly Emerging Drugs of Abuse
    Diagnosis, Assessment, and Early Intervention
    18 Screening and Brief Intervention
    SIDEBAR: Screening and Brief Intervention for Pregnant Women
    SIDEBAR: Trauma Centers, Hospitals, and Emergency Departments
    SIDEBAR: Implementation of Screening and Brief Intervention in Clinical Settings Using Quality Improvement Principles
    SIDEBAR: Screening for Unhealthy Alcohol Use in the Elderly
    19 Laboratory Diagnosis
    20 Assessment
    21 Environmental Approaches to Prevention: A Community-Based Perspective
    Overview of Addiction Treatment
    22 Addiction Medicine in America: Its Birth and Early History (1750–1935) with a Modern Postscript
    23 Treatment of Heavy Drinking and Alcohol Use Disorder
    24 The Treatment of Drug Addiction: An Overview
    25 Moving Toward Integrated Care for Substance Use Disorders: Lessons from History and the Rest of Health Care
    26 Effects of Treatment Setting, Duration, and Amount on Patient Outcomes
    27 The ASAM Criteria and Matching Patients to Treatment
    28 Linking Addiction Treatment with Other Medical and Psychiatric Treatment Systems
    29 Alternative Therapies for Alcohol and Drug Addiction
    30 The Harm Reduction Approach to Prevention and Treatment
    SIDEBAR: A Systematic Review of Community Opioid Overdose Prevention and Naloxone Distribution Programs
    31 Quality Improvement for Addiction Treatment
    32 Nursing Roles in Addressing Addiction
    33 International Perspectives on Addiction Management
    Special Issues in Addiction
    34 Nonmedical Use, Misuse, and Abuse of Prescription Medications
    35 Special Issues in Treatment: Women
    SIDEBAR: Military Sexual Trauma
    36 Treatment of Older Adults
    37 Cultural Issues in Addiction Medicine
    38 College Student Drinking
    39 Pathologic Gambling: Clinical
    Characteristics and Treatment
    40 Sexual Addiction
    41 Physician Health Programs and Addiction among Physicians
    Management of Intoxication and Withdrawal
    42 Management of Intoxication and
    Withdrawal: General Principles
    43 Management of Alcohol Intoxication and Withdrawal
    44 Management of Sedative–Hypnotic Intoxication and Withdrawal
    45 Management of Opioid Intoxication and Withdrawal
    46 Management of Stimulant, Hallucinogen, Marijuana, Phencyclidine, and Club Drug Intoxication and Withdrawal
    Pharmacologic Interventions
    47 Medications for Use in Alcohol
    48 Pharmacologic Intervention for Sedative–Hypnotic Addiction
    49 Pharmacologic Interventions for Opioid Dependence
    50 Opioid Maintenance Treatment
    51 Special Issues in Office-Based Opioid Treatment
    52 Pharmacologic Interventions for Cocaine, Methamphetamine, and Other Stimulant Addiction
    53 Pharmacologic Interventions for Tobacco Dependence
    54 Pharmacologic Interventions for Other Drug and Multiple Drug Addictions
    Behavioral Interventions
    55 Enhancing Motivation to Change
    56 Group Therapies
    57 Individual Treatment
    58 Contingency Management and the Community Reinforcement Approach
    59 Behavioral Interventions in Smoking Cessation
    60 Network Therapy
    61 Therapeutic Communities
    SIDEBAR: Overview of Therapeutic Community Outcome Research
    SIDEBAR: Modified Therapeutic Community for Persons with Co-Occurring Mental and Substance Use Disorders
    62 Aversion Therapies
    63 Family Involvement in Addiction, Treatment, and Recovery
    64 Twelve-Step Facilitation Approaches
    65 Microprocessor Abuse and Internet Addiction
    66 Relapse Prevention: Clinical Models and Intervention Strategies
    67 Medical Management Techniques and Collaborative Care: Integrating Behavioral with Pharmacologic Interventions in Addiction Treatment
    68 Conceptual and Treatment Issues in “Behavioral Addictions”
    Mutual Help, Twelve Step, and Other Recovery Programs
    69 Twelve-Step Programs in Addiction Recovery
    70 Recent Research into Twelve-Step Programs
    71 Spirituality in the Recovery Process
    SECTION 10
    Medical Disorders and Complications of Addiction
    72 Medical and Surgical Complications of Addiction
    73 Cardiovascular Consequences of Alcohol and Other Drug Use
    74 Liver Disorders Related to Alcohol and Other Drug Use
    75 Renal and Metabolic Disorders Related to Alcohol and Other Drug Use
    76 Gastrointestinal Disorders Related to Alcohol and Other Drug Use
    77 Respiratory Tract Disorders Related to Alcohol and Other Drug Use
    78 Neurologic Disorders Related to Alcohol and Other Drug Use
    79 Human Immunodeficiency Virus, Tuberculosis, and Other Infectious Diseases Related to Alcohol and Other Drug Use
    80 Sleep Disorders Related to Alcohol and Other Drug Use
    81 Traumatic Injuries Related to Alcohol and Other Drug Use: Epidemiology, Screening, and Prevention
    82 Endocrine and Reproductive Disorders Related to Alcohol and Other Drug Use
    83 Alcohol and Other Drug Use during Pregnancy: Management of the Mother and Child
    84 Surgical Interventions in the Alcohol- or Drug-Using Patient
    SECTION 11
    Co-Occurring Addiction and Psychiatric Disorders
    85 Substance-Induced Mental Disorders
    86 Co-Occurring Addictive and Mood Disorders
    87 Co-Occurring Addiction and Anxiety Disorders
    88 Co-Occurring Addiction and Psychotic Disorders
    89 Co-Occurring Addictive Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
    90 Co-Occurring Personality Disorders and Addiction
    91 Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Substance Use Disorder Comorbidity
    92 Co-Occurring Addiction and Eating Disorders
    SECTION 12
    Pain and Addiction
    93 The Pathophysiology of Chronic Pain and Clinical Interfaces with Addiction
    94 Psychological Issues in the Management of Pain
    95 Rehabilitation Approaches to Pain Management
    96 Nonopioid Pharmacotherapy of Pain
    97 Opioid Therapy of Pain
    98 Comorbid Pain and Addiction
    99 Legal and Regulatory Considerations in Opioid Prescribing
    SECTION 13
    Children and Adolescents
    100 Epidemiology of Adolescent Substance Use
    SIDEBAR: Adolescents’ Attitudes toward Alcohol and Other Drugs
    SIDEBAR: Medical Marijuana Policy and Youth
    101 Preventing Substance Use among Children and Adolescents
    102 Neurobiology of Addiction from a Developmental Perspective
    103 Screening and Brief Intervention for Adolescents
    104 Assessing Adolescent Substance Use
    105 Placement Criteria and Strategies for Adolescent Treatment Matching
    SIDEBAR: Confidentiality in Dealing with Adolescents
    SIDEBAR: Drug Testing Adolescents in School
    106 Adolescent Treatment and Relapse Prevention
    107 Pharmacotherapy for Adolescents with Substance Use Disorders
    108 Co-Occurring Psychiatric Disorders in Adolescents
    SECTION 14
    Ethical, Legal, and Liability Issues in Addiction Practice
    109 Ethical Issues in Addiction Practice
    110 Consent and Confidentiality Issues in Addiction Practice
    111 Clinical, Ethical, and Legal Considerations in Prescribing Drugs with Abuse Potential
    SIDEBAR: Drug Control Policy: History and Future Directions
    112 The Science and Clinical Uses of Drug Testing
    SIDEBAR: Workplace Drug Testing and the Role of the Medical Review Officer
    113 Drug Treatment Courts and the Treatment of Persons in the Criminal Justice System
    SIDEBAR: Therapeutic Jurisprudence
    SIDEBAR: Treatment of Individuals in the Criminal Justice Population
    114 Preventing and Treating Substance Use Disorders in Military Personnel
    SIDEBAR: Risk Factors for Military Families
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