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The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Substance Abuse Treatment, Fifth Edition

Edited by Marc Galanter, M.D., Herbert D. Kleber, M.D., and Kathleen T. Brady, M.D., Ph.D.
2015
980 pages
ISBN 978-1-58562-472-0
Hardcover
Item #62472



No other text available today offers what The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Substance Abuse Treatment can: completely updated treatment information on a broad range of substance use disorders that is consistent with the new DSM-5 classification and thus reflective of how psychiatry is practiced today. Designed for researchers and mental health professionals ranging from trainee to licensed practitioner, the book is also appropriate for a diverse array of rehabilitation settings, from inpatient to community-based treatment. Full coverage is provided on 12-step programs, as well, including the latest outcomes research.

Much of the material is new to this edition:


  • A chapter has been added on science in the treatment of substance abuse, in which the authors discuss the history of scientific intervention in substance abuse and explore what happens to the brain when addicting drugs are consumed, review animal models and imaging techniques, and discuss current progress in the science of addiction.
  • Chapters have been added on screening and brief intervention, reflecting the development of brief screening tools and research on the efficacy of interventions, and the role of "recovery" in chronic care disease management—specifically what the treatment models for alcohol dependence and for diabetes can effectively borrow from each other.
  • A new chapter focuses on the treatment of alcohol intoxication and withdrawal—the first steps in treatment of alcohol use disorder.
  • Two chapters on marijuana—one on the neurobiology and one addressing treatment have been added. Given the accelerating trend toward decriminalization and legalization of this substance, clinicians will find this information of increasing importance.
  • The section on substance use issues among gay men and lesbians has been expanded to include bisexual and transgender people in recognition of increased diversity among the population.

Well-structured, with topics that follow logically and many practical, treatment-oriented features, such as quick reference tables and lists of recommended readings, The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Substance Abuse Treatment is a classic that will enhance the education and practice of clinicians.

Part 1: The Basis of Addictive Disorders. Neurobiology of addiction. Genetics of addiction. Epidemiology of addiction. Cross-cultural aspects of addiction. Part 2: The Nature of Treatment. Science in the treatment of substance use disorders. Assessment of the patient. Screening and brief intervention. Patient placement criteria. Place for “recovery” in chronic care disease management. Part 3: Specific Drugs of Abuse. Neurobiology of alcohol use disorders. Treatment of alcohol intoxication and withdrawal. Neurobiology of stimulants. Clinical management: cocaine. Clinical management: methamphetamine. Hallucinogens and club drugs. Tobacco dependence. Benzodiazepines and other sedatives and hypnotics. Anabolic-androgenic steroid�related disorders. Neurobiology of opiates and opioids. Detoxification of opioids. Buprenorphine and methadone maintenance. Opioid antagonists. Neurobiology of marijuana. Treatment of marijuana dependence. Part 4: Treatment Modalities. Psychodynamics. Cognitive-behavioral therapies. Motivational enhancement. Twelve-step facilitation: an adaptation for psychiatric practitioners and patients. Contingency management. Network therapy. Group therapy. Family therapy. Part 5: Rehabilitation Settings. Inpatient treatment. Therapeutic communities. Community-based treatment. History of Alcoholics Anonymous and the experiences of patients. Psychological mechanisms in Alcoholics Anonymous. Outcomes research on 12-step programs. Part 6: Special Populations. Woman and addiction. Perinatal substance abuse. Adolescent substance abuse: epidemiology, neurobiology, and screening. Adolescent substance use disorders: transition to substance abuse, prevention, and treatment. Psychiatric consultation in pain and addiction. Prevention of prescription drug abuse. HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C. Substance use disorders among physicians. Gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgender people and substance use issues. Minorities. Part 7: Special Topics. Testing to identify recent drug use. Medical education on addiction. Prevention of substance abuse. Forensic addiction psychiatry. Substance abuse and mental illness.

The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Substance Abuse Treatment is the most authoritative reference for clinicians and researchers in the field of addiction and an excellent manual for residents in psychiatry, general medicine, and allied fields. This thoroughly revised fifth edition retains the basic structure of the last while incorporating new material on a wide variety of topics and integrating the new DSM-5 classification throughout. An impressive roster of contributors present the most current scientific and clinical information on a wide range of substance use disorders, from legal substances such as tobacco and alcohol, to prescription drugs such as OxyContin, to the epidemic of illicit drugs such as methamphetamine and “club drugs,” to substances, such as marijuana, that may become a more critical problem as access is liberalized.

Indispensable for those who treat substance use disorders in doctor's offices, examining rooms, emergency departments, hospitals, and recovery facilities, The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Substance Abuse Treatment is comprehensive, compatible with DSM-5, and utterly current.


"The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Substance Abuse Treatment, Fifth Edition, is an outstanding compendium of the latest information on the etiology and treatment of substance abuse and other addictive disorders. With chapter authors representing internationally recognized scientists and clinicians, the book covers an extraordinary breadth of topics from the latest advances in the neurobiology of addiction, to genetics, culture and the most sophisticated and comprehensive psychotherapeutic and psychopharmacological treatments currently available. This volume should be required reading for all practitioners in order to provide state of the art treatment for patients suffering from these conditions."—Carol A. Bernstein, M.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Vice Chair for Education and Director of Residency Training, New York University School of Medicine, Past President, American Psychiatric Association


"The 5th Edition of The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Substance Abuse Treatment, edited by Marc Galanter, M.D., Herbert D. Kleber, M.D. and Kathleen T. Brady, M.D., Ph.D. has provided an outstanding textbook for those interested or dedicated to the field of addiction in the United States and abroad."—Pedro Ruiz, M.D., Professor & Executive Vice Chair, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine President, World Psychiatry Association

Marc Galanter, M.D., is Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Division of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse at NYU School of Medicine in New York, New York.

Herbert D. Kleber, M.D., is Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Division on Substance Abuse at Columbia University in New York, New York.

Kathleen T. Brady, M.D., Ph.D., is Distinguished University Professor, Associate Provost of Clinical and Translational Research, and Director of the South Carolina Clinical and Translational Research Institute in Charleston, South Carolina.