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.
View a complete list of books about addiction psychiatry.