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Addiction Treatment: Science and Policy for the Twenty-first Century Hardcover – November 2, 2007

ISBN-13: 978-0801886690 ISBN-10: 0801886694 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 248 pages
  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press; 1 edition (November 2, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0801886694
  • ISBN-13: 978-0801886690
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.3 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,370,427 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews


An impressive and imperative read for students and professionals in the addiction field... Highly recommended.


Addiction Treatment provides a broad overview of where the field seems to be heading and achieves its goal by provoking debate over the best way to get there.


The editors do an excellent job of putting together a collection of essays from leading experts in the field of addiction. The provocative essays and the way that the chapters are organized creates a book that is easy to read and will certainly stimulate thought and further discussion about what is possible for addiction treatment in the twenty-first century... An outstanding resource and is appropriate for students, health care professionals, researchers, policy makers, and laypersons interested in addiction science and health care policy.

(Mary E. Cooley Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco Newsletter)

The book does provoke thought and causes readers to contemplate a number of relevant questions. It will be most useful to those with a good understanding of both the science and public health policies surrounding the treatment for addictions.

(Doody's Review Service)

A valuable contribution to the literature.

(Christian Perring Metapsychology)

Addiction and Art may be the most important art book written this year.

(Bob Dugan Big Think)

Well written, solidly grounded in science, and thought provoking. The essays provide a kaleidoscopic view of the state of the art of addiction treatment in the context of social, political, and economic limitations.

(Susan M. Stine, M.D., Ph.D., Wayne State University School of Medicine, coeditor of New Treatments for Opiate Dependence)

About the Author

Jack E. Henningfield is an adjunct professor of behavioral biology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and vice president for research and health policy at Pinney Associates, a consulting firm in Bethesda, Maryland, that specializes in science policy and regulatory issues concerning public health, medication development, and treatment of tobacco addiction. Patricia B. Santora is an assistant professor of psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Warren K. Bickel is Wilbur D. Mills Chair of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Prevention and is the director of the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jumpeight on December 16, 2008
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a truly all encompassing compilation of many leaders in the field of addictions. this book examines a number of critically important issues that is very thought provoking. it considers a number of controversial topics and presents a diversity of points of view. an excellent book.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jana Burson on June 21, 2009
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This book covered much ground for no bigger than it is. The chapters are relatively short, but good summaries. A variety of perspectives are contained, and I particularly liked the artwork of addicts in recovery. The introduction by C. Everett Koop is worth the purchase price alone.
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