Pocket Guide to Addiction Assessment and Treatment

  • 2016
  • 379 pages

ISBN 978-1-58562-512-3
Item #62512

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  • Description

    Ambivalence, poor adherence to treatment, serious psychiatric and medical comorbidities—the difficulties posed by patients of substance use disorders are among the most challenging for practitioners to face. Given that only 10% of patients with these disorders actually receive specialized addiction treatment, it’s clear that physicians in all medical and surgical specialties need to become comfortable assessing and treating substance use disorders.

    The Pocket Guide to Addiction Assessment and Treatment is designed specifically to aid a wide range of clinicians, regardless of their training in addiction, to more confidently assess and treat this patient population.

    The book’s practical, actionable content is divided into three sections—Fundamentals of Addiction, Substances and Behaviors, and Treatment—that address topics including:

    • The neurobiology of addiction
    • How to recognize and treat intoxication, withdrawal from, and addiction to substances such as alcohol, anabolic-androgenic steroids, benzodiazepines, cannabis, opioids, stimulants, and tobacco, as well as hallucinogens, inhalants, and caffeine
    • Special issues with psychiatric and medical comorbidities, as well as with specific populations
    • Behavioral addictions, with a special focus on gambling disorder
    • Cognitive-behavioral therapy, 12-step programs, nutrition and exercise, spirituality, mindfulness, and meditation, and other treatment options, with examples of how each can be used with patients facing addictions

    With an accessible, easily referenced format, the Pocket Guide to Addiction Assessment and Treatment serves as a go-to resource for general psychiatrists, internists, family practitioners, pediatricians, emergency medicine physicians, psychiatric nurses, residents, medical students, and other practitioners involved in the addiction treatment field. And because all of the diagnostic discussions are DSM-5®–based, readers can be confident that they’re getting the most relevant and up-to-date guidance on the topic.

  • Contents

    Contributors
    Preface
    PART I: Fundamentals of Addiction
    Chapter 1. Neurobiology of Addiction: From Reward to Relief: The Complex Neuroadaptations Underlying Addiction
    Chapter 2. Addiction Assessment Across Settings of Care: Approaches for the Twenty-First-Century
    Chapter 3. DSM-5 Diagnosis and Toxicology
    PART II: Substances and Behaviors
    Chapter 4. Alcohol
    Chapter 5. Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids
    Chapter 6. Benzodiazepines
    Chapter 7. Caffeine
    Chapter 8. Cannabis
    Chapter 9. Hallucinogens and Dissociative Drugs
    Chapter 10. Inhalants
    Chapter 11. Opioids
    Chapter 12. Stimulants
    Chapter 13. Tobacco
    Chapter 14. Behavioral Addictions: Focus on Gambling Disorder
    PART III: Treatment
    Chapter 15. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
    Chapter 16. Relapse Prevention
    Chapter 17. Motivational Interviewing
    Chapter 18. Twelve-Step Programs and Spirituality
    Chapter 19. Mindfulness and Mentalization
    Chapter 20. Diet and Exercise
    Index

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  • Editorial Reviews

    Written in an engaging, straightforward style, the Pocket Guide to Addiction Assessment and Treatment provides easily accessed yet comprehensive information on all clinically important aspects of addiction. Whether at the bedside or in the office, any health care practitioner will find in this guide a quick, pertinent path to crafting an immediate treatment plan for their patients with substance use disorders or behavioral addictions.—Andrew J. Saxon, M.D., Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Director, Addiction Psychiatry Residency Program, University of Washington, Director, Center of Excellence in Substance Abuse Treatment and Education (CESATE), VA Puget Sound Health Care System


    In summary, the Pocket Guide to Addiction Assessment and Treatment is an excellent guide for the medical student, resident, practitioner, and others involved in the addiction treatment field. Although it is not meant to be a textbook, it also serves as an excellent review for someone wishing to refresh themselves with a particular topic regarding substances, fundamentals of addiction, and treatment.—Lon R. Hays, M.D., M.B.A.

  • Contributors

    Jonathan Avery, M.D.
    Nauman Ashraf, M.D.
    Timothy Koehler Brennan, M.D., M.P.H.
    Tshering Bhutia, M.B.B.S.
    Faye Chao, M.D.
    Adam Demner
    Emily Deringer, M.D.
    John Douglas, M.D.
    Mirela Feurdean, M.D.
    Timothy Fong, M.D.
    Sandi Frank
    Bernadine Han, M.D., M.S.
    Grace Hennessy
    Abigail J. Herron, D.O.
    Vicki Kalira, M.D.
    Cheryl A. Kennedy, M.D.
    Michael A. Ketteringham, M.D., M.P.H.
    Sonya Lazarevic, M.D., M.S.
    Annie Levesque, M.D.
    Lindsay Lynch
    Shaojie Han, M.D., M.S.
    C. Alexander Paleos, M.D.
    Douglas Opler, M.D.
    Alisa L. Riccardi
    J. David Stiffler, M.D.
    Maryn Sloane, M.D.
    Alex Zaphiris, M.D., M.S.

  • About the Author

    Petros Levounis, M.D., M.A., is Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, and Chief of Service at University Hospital in Newark, New Jersey.

    Erin Zerbo, M.D., is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark, New Jersey.

    Rashi Aggarwal, M.D., is Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark, New Jersey.

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