The American Society of Addiction Medicine Handbook of Addiction Medicine, Second Edition is a practical, evidence-based guide to caring for individuals with substance use disorder. Produced by the largest medical society dedicated to the improvement of addiction care, this new edition adopts non-stigmatizing language related to addiction and includes new material on LGBTQ care, vaping, and harm reduction. The second edition also carefully presents a compassionate, patient-centered approach to care.
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About the Editors:
Darius A. Rastegar, MD, is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He received his Bachelors of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin in Madison and his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Addiction Medicine and has had over 20 years of clinical experience treating patients with substance use disorders. His primary clinical and research interests have been in the treatment of opioid use disorders and alcohol withdrawal. He has given presentations at national meetings on a variety of topics related to the treatment of substance use disorders. He is also active in teaching medical students and internal medicine residents about these problems. He has developed and maintained an internet-based curriculum on substance use disorders that is used in over 100 physician training programs (peaconline.org), and is the first author of American Society of Addiction Medicine Handbook on Addiction Medicine published by Oxford University Press in 2015. Since 2009, he has also served as an editor for the NIDA-funded newsletter Alcohol, Other Drugs and Health, which provides summaries and critical analysis of recent research on substance use disorders. He is also the founder and current Program Director for the Addiction Medicine Fellowship at Johns Hopkins, which began in 2018.
Michael I. Fingerhood, MD, is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Public Health, and Chief of the Division of Addiction Medicine at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from The Johns Hopkins University and his Medical Degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He completed internal medicine training and a chief resident year at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. The mission of his career has been to promote and improve the provision of medical care to patients with substance use disorder, including the treatment of HIV and hepatitis C, with the development, maintenance and evaluation of innovative programs related to the care of these individuals. Dr. Fingerhood created the Comprehensive Care Practice in 1994, a primary care practice largely devoted to providing care to individuals with substance use disorder. The practice has been innovative in integrating buprenorphine treatment into the primary care setting for over 650 individuals. He has also co-created novel buprenorphine treatment programs at a community center, at a church and in a mobile van outside the Baltimore detention center.