Textbook of Addiction

Textbook of Addiction Treatment: International Perspectives


N. el-Guebaly, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada

Dr. Giuseppe Carra, University of Milano Bicocca, italy

Dr. Marc Galanter; New York University, New York USA 

Prof Alexander Baldacchino, University of St Andrews, Scotland UK

  • 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