Substance Abuse Journal

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Now in its 4th decade of publication, Substance Abuse journal is a peer-reviewed journal that serves as the official publication of Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse (AMERSA) in association with The International Society of Addiction Medicine (ISAM) and the International Coalition for Addiction Studies in Education (INCASE). Substance Abuse journal offers wide-ranging coverage for healthcare professionals, addiction specialists and others engaged in research, education, clinical care, and service delivery and evaluation. It features articles on a variety of topics, including:

  • Interdisciplinary addiction research, education, and treatment
  • Clinical trial, epidemiology, health services, and translation addiction research
  • Implementation science related to addiction
  • Innovations and subsequent outcomes in addiction education
  • Addiction policy and opinion
  • International addiction topics
  • Clinical care regarding addictions

Substance Abuse journal accepts original research, brief reports, review articles, case studies, letters to the editor, commentaries, and editorials. The journal is pleased to receive all manuscript submissions electronically via their ScholarOne website (use button below) . ScholarOne Manuscripts allows for RAPID SUBMISSION of original and revised manuscripts, as well as RAPID DISSEMINATION of accepted manuscripts awaiting print publication through an “epublication ahead of print” mechanism.

Substance Abuse journal is abstracted and/or indexed in: Medline , Academic Search Alumni Edition; Academic Search Complete; Academic Search Premier; CAB International Abstracts; CINAHL Database; Educational Research Abstracts; PsycINFO; SOC Index; Social Science Citation Index (SSCI) and Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE); Social Work Abstracts; and Studies on Women & Gender Abstracts. The journal has a rising Impact Factor of 1.25 (2010).

The journal has a long history of editorial expertise under Marc Galanter, MD, who served as the Founding Editor. In the fall of 2012, the Editorial Office transitioned its office to Pittsburgh, PA under the Editorship of Adam J. Gordon, MD MPH FACP FASAM. The journal is comprised of a multidisciplinary Editorial Board which represents the full strength and range of AMERSA, ISAM, and INCASE experience in research, education, policy, and administration regarding addiction. Substance Abuse is published by Taylor & Francis Group.

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Textbook of Addiction

Textbook of Addiction Treatment: International Perspectives

N. el-Guebaly, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada; G. Carrà,

University College London, London, United Kingdom; M. Galanter,
New York University, New York, USA (Eds.)

  • Compiles core knowledge on addiction medicine from experts around the globe
  • Provides a cross-cultural clinical perspective on the spectrum of addictionrelated problems
  • Offers practitioners a reference text for ISAM certification and other national qualifications

Addiction is increasingly being recognized as a major global public health issue, and an evergrowing

number of medical specialties, psychological and social science training programs, and

professional associations are including addiction as part of their training and continuing

education curricula. The first edition of this book presented an overview of the spectrum of

addiction-related problems across different cultures around the globe. Sharing the experience

and wisdom of more than 260 leading experts in the field, and promoted by the International

Society of Addiction Medicine, it compared and contrasted clinical practices in the field of

addiction medicine on the basis of neurobiological similarities as well as epidemiological and

socio-cultural differences. Building on the success of this inaugural edition, and taking into

account the formal and informal comments received as well as an assessment of current need,

this textbook presents general updated information while retaining the most requested sections

of the first edition as demonstrated by the number of chapter downloads. It also provides a

basic text for those preparing for the ISAM annual certification exam. Written by some 220

international experts, it is a valuable reference resource for anyone interested in medicine,

psychology, nursing, and social science.

2nd ed. 2021, VI, 1466 p. 90 illus., 70 illus. in color. In 2 volumes, not available separately.
I. Basic Sciences & Clinical Foundations Andreas Heinz, Nady el-Guebaly
II. Drugs Abuse & Pharmacotherapies for Substance Use Disorders Jag Khalsa, Kristopher Bough
III. Behavioural Approaches Richard Rawson, Marc Galanter
IV. Main Systems Components in Addictions Treatments Ambrose Uchtenhagan, Guissepe Carrà
V. Policies & Training in Addiction Alex Baldacchino, Barbara Boers
VI. Behavioural Addictions & Management Implications Nady el-Guebaly, Henrietta Bowden-Jones
VII. Comorbid Medical Disorders & Responses Alex Baldacchino, Paul Haber
VIII. Psychiatric Comorbidities & Complications of Alcohol and Other Drugs Kathleen Bardy, Guissepe Carrà
IX. Special Interest Populations Guissepe Carrà, Nady el-Guebaly
X. Children, Adolescents & Young Adults Robert Milin, Kevin Gray