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.)

4 Volumes, Not Available Separately, 2015. 2500 p.

Available Formats: Print (Book)
ISBN 978-88-470-5321-2
$263.94 (US dollars)
eReference $301.29 (US dollars)
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25% Discount for ISAM Members

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About This book:

  • An international perspective with broad authorship for an increasingly recognized major public health issue
  • A reference text for the medical specialties as well as psychology, nursing, and social sciences worldwide
  • A compendium of the core knowledge required from a standard practitioner in Addiction Medicine worldwide
  • A reference book for the ISAM certification
Presenting a world view of the spectrum of addictions-related problems across different cultures, this reference volume highlights the main differences and similarities between clinical practices in the field of Addiction Medicine based on neurobiological similarities as well as epidemiological and socio-cultural differences.Addiction is an increasingly recognized major global public health issue. A growing number of medical specialties, psychological and social science training programs and professional associations are incorporating addiction as part of their training and continuing education curricula across a broad array of cultures. The need for an International Textbook in this expanding field has therefore become evident.This Textbook, which collates the experience and wisdom of 281 leaders in the field, from 30 countries, is promoted by the International Society of Addiction Medicine (ISAM), founded in 1999, which has as its principal mission the education of practitioners in Addiction Medicine and their trainees worldwide.

Contents:  150 Chapters in 12 Sections

  • Basic Sciences and Clinical Foundations – Heinz, A. (Germany); el-Guebaly, N. (Canada)
  • Screening and Early Interventions – Saunders, J. (Australia); Latt, N. (Australia)
  • Drugs of Abuse and Pharmacotherapies for Substance Disorders – Montoya, I. (U.S.); Bobes, J. (Spain)
  • Behavioural Approaches – Rawson, R. (U.S.); Galanter, M. (U.S.)
  • Social Therapies and Treatment Settings – Bunt, G. (U.S.); Nazar, M. (Malaysia)
  • Main Elements of a Systems Approach to Addiction Treatment – Uchtenhagen, A. (Switzerland); Carrá, G. (Italy)
  • Behavioural Addictions and Management Applications – el-Guebaly, N. (Canada); Tavares, H. (Brazil)
  • Medical Disorders and Complications of Alcohol & Other Drugs; Pain and Addiction – Khalsa, J. (U.S.); Haber, P. (Australia)
  • Psychiatric Comorbidities and Complications of Alcohol & Other Drugs – Brady, K. (U.S.); Carrá, G. (Italy)
  • Special Populations – Carrá, G. (Italy); el-Guebaly, N. (Canada)
  • Children, Adolescents and Young Adults – Crome, I. (U.K.); Milin, R. (Canada)
  • Education and Training – el-Guebaly, N. (Canada); de Jong, C. (Netherlands)