The American Society of Addiction Medicine Handbook on Pain and Addiction provides clinical considerations and guidelines for the clinician treating patients with pain and addiction. Produced by the largest medical society dedicated to the improvement of addiction care, the book takes an evidence-based approach and uses articles from both the literature and well-regarded organizations and government agencies including NIDA, CDC, SAMHSA, PCSS-O, and ASAM itself. The ASAM Handbook is structured in five sections that cover the core concepts of addressing pain and addiction; diagnosis and treatment; treating pain in patients with, or at risk for, co-occuring addiction; treating substance use disorders (SUD) and addiction in patients with co-occuring pain; and adapting treatment to the needs of specific populations. Each chapter ends with suggestions for further reading on the topics discussed. This book is ideal for primary care providers, mental health clinicians, SUD clinicians, and pain clinicians who wish to bridge the knowledge gaps related to treating patients with pain and addiction.
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About the Authors:
Ilene R. Robeck, M.D., FASAM is the Co-Chair of the National Veterans Affairs Primary Care Pain Champions Initiative and Director of Virtual Pain Care at the Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia.
Herbert K. Malinoff, M.D., FACP, DFASAM is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He also serves as attending physician at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ypsilanti, Michigan.
Melvin I. Pohl, M.D., DFASAM is the Chief Medical Officer at Las Vegas Recovery Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
R. Corey Waller, M.D., M.S., DFASAM is the Senior Medical Director for Education and Policy at the National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs in Camden, New Jersey.
Michael F. Weaver, M.D., DFASAM is a Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the Medical Director of the Center for Neurobehavioral Research on Addiction at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, Texas.
Mark A. Weiner, M.D., DFASAM is the Medical Director of Substance Use Disorders, Section Head of Addiction Medicine, Program Director of the Addiction Medicine Fellowship, and Medical Director of the Integrated Health Associates Pain Management Consultants at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
William F. Haning, III, M.D., DFASAM, DFAPA is Professor Psychiatry and Director of Addiction Programs at the John A. Burns School of Medicine at University of Hawaii in Honolulu, Hawaii.