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Addiction Psychiatry: Substance Use Disorders 

An American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) subspecialty, addiction psychiatry focuses on the evaluation and treatment of individuals with alcohol, drug, or other substance-related disorder, which may co-occur with a psychiatric disorder. Addiction psychiatrists often use a combination of medication and psychotherapy in treatment. They also conduct research on the process of addiction and how it can be prevented. The habitual or compulsive use of psychoactive substances, ranging from tobacco and alcohol to methamphetamine and "club drugs," affects millions of adolescents and adults every year.

Books on Substance Use Disorders

American Psychiatric Publishing (APPI), a division of the American Psychiatric Association, publishes textbooks and other clinical references on numerous substance-related disorders and dual diagnoses. Researched and edited by leading addiction specialists, these books provide an in depth look at the science and psychology of substance abuse and comprehensive coverage of the latest treatment approaches.

The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Substance Abuse TreatmentThe American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Substance Abuse Treatment, Fourth Edition, provides the latest scientific and clinical information on a wide range of substance abuse disorders.
Psychotherapy for the Treatment of Substance AbusePsychotherapy for the Treatment of Substance Abuse outlines diagnostic tools and reviews psychotherapeutic interventions for opioid- and alcohol- related substance abuse disorders.
Handbook of Office-Based Buprenorphine Treatment of Opioid DependenceHandbook of Office-Based Buprenorphine Treatment of Opioid Dependence offers guidelines for successfully incorporating buprenorphine treatment into clinical practice.

View a complete list of books about addiction psychiatry.