The American Society of Addiction Medicine Handbook of Addiction Medicine (2nd edition)

ISBN : 9780197506172

Darius Rastegar; Michael I. Fingerhood
464 Pages
140 x 210 mm
Pub date
Aug 2020
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The American Society of Addiction Medicine Handbook of Addiction Medicine, Second Edition is a practical, evidence-based guide to caring for individuals with substance use disorder. Produced by the largest medical society dedicated to the improvement of addiction care, this new edition adopts non-stigmatizing language related to addiction and includes new material on LGBTQ care, vaping, and harm reduction. The second edition also carefully presents a compassionate, patient-centered approach to care. 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.


1. Introduction: Addiction from a Clinical Perspective
2. Screening and Brief Intervention
3. Overview of Substance Use Disorder Treatment
4. Alcohol
5. Sedatives
6. Opioids
7. Nicotine and Tobacco
8. Cocaine, Methamphetam
9. Hallucinogens and Dissociatives
10. Cannabinoids
11. Inhalants: Volatile Organic Compounds, Anaesthetics and Nitrites
12. Anabolic Steroids and Athletes
13. Prescription Drugs
14. Medical Care for Patients with Substance Use Disorders
15. Psychiatric Co-Occurring Disorders
16. Special Populations
17. Ethical and Legal Considerations

About the author: 

Darius A. Rastegar, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, has over 20 years of clinical experience treating patients with substance use disorders. His primary clinical, teaching, and research interests have been in the treatment of opioid use disorders and alcohol withdrawal. Since 2009, Dr. Rastegar has served as an editor for the NIDA-funded newsletter Alcohol, Other Drugs and Health. He is also the founder and current Program Director for the Addiction Medicine Fellowship at Johns Hopkins, which began in 2018.; Michael I. Fingerhood, MD, is Associate Professor of Medicine and Public Health, and Chief of the Division of Addiction Medicine at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. His career's mission has been to promote and improve the provision of medical care to patients with substance use disorder, including the treatment of HIV and hepatitis C, with the development, maintenance and evaluation of innovative programs.

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