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Addiction Medicine: Science and Practice 2011th Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-1441903372
ISBN-10: 1441903372
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“The authors integrate all the scientific knowledge and treatment experiences in a scientifically based, holistic approach and give us a clear message how to treat them. … I recommend this textbook as an unavoidable reading and great help for all experts dealing with the problems from the field of addiction medicine.” (Assist. Prof. Ana Matošić, Alcoholism and Psychiatry Research, Vol. 51 (2), 2015)

“This comprehensive, detailed book presents the most up-to-date scientific research and evidence-based studies on addictions to substances as well as behavioral addictions. … The book is designed for psychiatrists, general physicians/family practitioners, psychologists, pharmacologists, social workers, drug counselors, and trainees as well as healthcare workers who deal with patients with addictions in their clinical practices. … This is an impressive, thorough, and detailed reference on addiction medicine.” (Michael Easton, Doody’s Review Service, August, 2012)

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The spectrum of addiction disorders presents practitioners with numerous challenges―among them the widening gap between a growing evidence base and the translation of this knowledge into treatment outcomes. Addiction Medicine addresses this disconnect, clearly explaining the role of brain function in drug taking and other habit-forming behaviors, and applying this biobehavioral framework to the delivery of evidence-based treatment. Its state-of-the-art coverage provides clinically relevant details on not only traditional sources of addiction such as cocaine, opiates, and alcohol, but also more recently recognized substances of abuse (e.g., steroids, inhalants) as well as behavioral addictions (e.g., binge eating, compulsive gambling, hoarding). Current behavioral and medical therapies are discussed in depth, and the book’s close attention to social context gives readers an added lens for personalizing treatment.


An international panel of expert contributors offers the most up-to-date information on:


  • Diagnosis and classification.
  • Neurobiological and molecular theories of addiction
  • Behavioral concepts of addiction
  • Clinical aspects of addiction to a wide range of substances, including opiates, stimulants, sedatives, hallucinogens, alcohol, nicotine, and caffeine
  • Science-based treatment options: pharmacotherapy, pharmacogenetics, potential vaccines, brief and compliance-enhancing interventions, cognitive behavioral treatment, behavioral management, and other psychosocial interventions
  • Behavioral addictions―including compulsive eating, Internet messaging, and hypersexuality―and their treatment
  • Addiction in specific populations, including adolescents, the elderly, pregnant women, and health care professionals
  • Legal, disability, and rehabilitation issues


At once comprehensive and integrative, Addiction Medicine is an essential text and a practice-expanding tool for psychiatrists, health psychologists, pharmacologists, social workers, drug counselors, trainees, and general physicians/family practitioners.  

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 1633 pages
  • Publisher: Springer; 2011 edition (October 13, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1441903372
  • ISBN-13: 978-1441903372
  • Product Dimensions: 4 x 7.2 x 10.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,018,844 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By K. Kobylarz on July 25, 2013
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From recent experience when attempting to buy this title. This is a two volume set. Be sure to contact the seller and ask that they send this title out as two volumes. Contact with the publisher shows that they do not sell the volumes separately. So, save yourself unneeded headaches by doing this little bit of homework before buying this title. Thankfully, amazon accepted the one volume back for a refund.

On a brief review this title delivers research and thorough examination of several current topics. I am looking forward to receiving the two volumes.
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By LL on January 30, 2011
Format: Hardcover
This is an amazing book - I think everyone who works in the field of Addiction Medicine should have this book...no matter who you are (psychiatrist, pharmacologist, GP, social worker, etc...), 'Addiction Medicine' is a comprehensive book which covers the entire spectrum of addiction disorders. Each topic is developed in a simple but outstanding manner. As such, this book is extremely helpful for a senior scientist as well as for a junior trainee or student, and for a physician as well as for a social worker. In other words, everyone working in this field will find this book interesting and extremely helpful. This book gives a unique opportunity to read and review the most up-to-date knowledge of all addictive disorders. The approach is outstanding, so that the book is a great tool for those who work and practice in this field, as well as for those who want to learn more about addiction medicine.
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This book does a remarkable job of bringing together basic research and clinical issues. It's a resource that could be used by anyone who wants a picture of how people get addicted and how they can be helped. And it comes from one of the most important innovators in the field.
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