This state-of-the-science reference and text has given thousands of practitioners and students a strong foundation in understanding and treating addictive disorders. Leading experts address the neurobiology of addictions and review best practices in assessment and diagnosis. Specific substances of abuse are examined in detail, with attention to real-world clinical considerations. Issues in working with particular populations--including polysubstance abusers, culturally diverse patients, older adults, chronic pain sufferers, and others--are explored. Chapters summarize the theoretical and empirical underpinnings of widely used psychosocial and pharmacological treatments and clearly describe clinical techniques. New to This Edition *Incorporates a decade's worth of major advances in research and clinical practice. *Updated for DSM-5. *Many new authors; extensively revised with the latest information on specific biological mechanisms, substances, populations, and treatments. *Chapter on motivational interviewing.
"This extraordinarily well-written, clinically relevant, evidence-based work provides guidance and clarity to treatment professionals. Thousands of patients and practitioners will benefit from its contents, and treatment outcomes will be greatly improved."--Louis E. Baxter, Sr., MD, FASAM, Executive Medical Director, Professional Assistance Program of New Jersey, Inc.; past president, American Society of Addiction Medicine
"This book is ideal for therapists and researchers, as well students and trainees new to the field. Science and clinical practice issues are presented in a balanced and inclusive manner. Now in its fourth edition, the volume retains all of its originally positive features and adds timely and new information essential to better understanding and treating addictions."--Nancy M. Petry, PhD, Calhoun Cardiology Center and Department of Medicine, University of Connecticut School of Medicine
"This book is unique in providing high-quality, comprehensive, and up-to-date coverage of all major topics in addictions, with broad applicability for training psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, and other mental health professionals. It is an excellent text for graduate or other professional courses in assessment and treatment of substance use disorders."--Stephen A. Maisto, PhD, Department of Psychology, Syracuse University
"The book enriches the reader's understanding of drugs, their interactions, and ways to enhance screening and diagnosis, including how to overcome interview barriers when working with alcohol and drug users. There is good coverage of brain processes associated with substance use and their implications for treatment. The figures and tables contribute greatly to understanding each chapter. This would be a useful text for my graduate-level Addictions course; I would also recommend it as a supplementary reference in my undergraduate Mental Health course."--Cynthia Bostick, PMHCNS-BC, PhD, School of Nursing, California State University, Dominguez Hills
About the Editors:
Avram H. Mack, MD, is Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Georgetown University School of Medicine and a psychiatrist at Georgetown University Hospital. He is the director of medical student education in Georgetown’s Department of Psychiatry and leads several multidisciplinary patient safety initiatives. Dr. Mack's interests include patient safety, substance use disorders, and forensic psychiatry. He is board certified in General Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry, and Addiction Medicine. A past president of the Washington Psychiatric Society, he served on the board of the American Psychiatric Association and on the Impaired Physicians Committee of the Medical Society of the District of Columbia. He presents, publishes, and testifies extensively regarding substance abuse.
Kathleen T. Brady, MD, PhD, a board-certified psychiatrist, is Distinguished University Professor and Associate Provost for Clinical and Translational Science at the Medical University of South Carolina. Her interests include drug and alcohol abuse/addiction and comorbid conditions. Dr. Brady leads numerous research projects and has served as president of the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry, a member of the Scientific Advisory Council of the National Institute of Drug Abuse, and a board member of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence. She has authored over 300 publications; presented at conferences, grand rounds, and symposia; and received numerous awards.
Sheldon I. Miller, MD, until his death in 2011, was Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry and former Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Recognized as a national leader in addiction psychiatry, he was the author of more than 100 publications. He was Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal on Addictions and was a founder of the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry. Dr. Miller served on the Board of Directors of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He was a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a member of the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry.
Richard J. Frances, MD, maintains a private practice in New York, and was instrumental in the recognition of addiction psychiatry as a medical subspecialty. Board certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry, he was a founder and the first president of the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry. He has held leadership positions at New York Hospital--Cornell Medical Center and was president and medical director of Silver Hill Hospital. Dr. Frances is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at New York University School of Medicine and Adjunct Professor at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, and was director of education at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (now part of the Rutgers School of Biomedical and Health Sciences). He has a special interest in addiction, with a focus on impaired professionals.