The American Society of Addiction Medicine Handbook of Addiction Medicine
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN 10: 9780190214647
ISBN 13: 978-0190214647
The American Society of Addiction Medicine Handbook of Addiction Medicine is a practical, evidence-based guide to the identification and treatment of substance use disorders. Produced by the largest medical society dedicated to the improvement of addiction care, it begins with screening and brief intervention and an overview of treatment. This is followed by substance-specific chapters covering: alcohol, sedatives, opioids, tobacco, stimulants, hallucinogens, cannabinoids, inhalants, anabolic steroids and prescription drug misuse. Substance-specific chapters cover pharmacology, acute effects and intoxication, withdrawal, medical complications and treatment. The handbook concludes with chapters on the medical care of patients with substance use disorders, psychiatric co-occurring disorders, special populations and ethical and legal considerations. Chapters include practical tools and treatment protocols that can be used in outpatient and inpatient settings.
To learn more about the American Society of Addiction Medicine, and its commitment to providing the best resources for addiction clinicians, please visit http://www.asam.org.
"Rastegar and Fingerhood provide a timely and much-needed overview of the addiction medicine specialty. Especially welcome are clear discussion of marijuana given the public interest level of late, of treatment for opioid addiction given the epidemic of opioid use, and of current perspectives of addictive illness. The authors provide introspective and evidence-based points throughout the text that are clear and suitably concise." -- Stuart Gitlow, MD, MPH, MBA, Executive Director, Annenberg Physician Training Program in Addictive Disease; Immediate Past President and AMA Delegate, American Society of Addiction Medicine
"Drs. Rastegar and Fingerhood have succeeded in writing a thoughtful and comprehensive practical resource for generalists and addiction specialists alike which provides the state-of-the art for effective patient care. This is a 'must read' for all physicians who are committed to providing the best care for their patients." -- Patrick G. O'Connor, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine; Chief, General Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine
"ASAM's Handbook of Addiction Medicine is a comprehensive user-friendly compendium that offers the clinician helpful strategies to determine if a patient has a problem with psychoactive substances. Its many chapters contain a contemporary catalogue of key issues useful for the clinician's office or the clinic. Kudos to ASAM for this knowledgeable handbook that many generalists and specialists will find helpful." -- H. Westley Clark, MD, JD, MPH, Dean's Executive Professor, Public Health, Santa Clara University
"[T]he Handbook of Addiction Medicine is a good reflection of the current thought in ASAM, and the book provides excellent information with regard to a pharmaceutical approach to the disease of addiction."- American Psychological Association
About the Author
Darius Rastegar attended college at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and medical school at University of Pennsylvania. He completed his internal medicine training at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. He is the medical director for the Chemical Dependence Unit at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. He is also board certified in Internal Medicine and Addiction Medicine.
Michael Fingerhood attended college at Johns Hopkins University and medical school at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He completed his internal medicine training and a chief residency at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. He is the director of the Division of Chemical Dependence at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.
The American Society of Addiction Medicine is a professional society representing over 3,200 physicians and associated professionals dedicated to increasing access and improving quality of addiction treatment; educating physicians, other medical professionals and the public; supporting research and prevention; and promoting the appropriate role of physicians in the care of patients with addiction.