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The ASAM Principles of Addiction , 5th Edition

Author(s): Richard K Ries MD, FAPA, FASAM, David A Fiellin MD, Shannon C Miller MD, FASAM, FAPA, CMRO and Richard Saitz MD, MPH, FACP, FASAM

The ASAM Principles of Addiction , 5th Edition

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins    JUNE 2014    1795 pages

9781451173574    ~    Hb    ~    £157.00 approx.


In the midst of an addiction epidemic, this newly updated edition of The American Society of Addiction Medicine Principles of Addiction Medicine, 5th edition is the sought-after text every addiction researcher and care provider needs. This comprehensive reference text dedicates itself to both the science and treatment of addiction. You’ll receive a thorough grounding in both the scientific principles behind the causes of addiction and the practical aspects of clinical care.

Chapters are written by recognized experts, covering areas such as the basic science of addiction medicine; diagnosis, assessment and early intervention; pharmacologic and behavioral interventions; mutual help and twelve-step; and co-occurring addiction, medical and psychiatric disorders—backed by the latest research data and successful treatment methods.


  • Numerous figures, tables and diagrams elucidate the text

  • Chapters include case examples

  • List of data research reports provided at end of each chapter

  • NEW material on Prescription Drug Abuse, Club Drugs, Nursing Roles in Addressing Addiction, Conceptual and Treatment Issues in Behavioral Addictions, Rehabilitation Approaches to Pain Management, Comorbid Pain and Addiction, Pharmacotherapy for Adolescents with Substance Use Disorders, Preventing and Treating Substance Use Disorders in Military Personnel, and more.

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  • Interactive question bank with more than 300 questions

Short Contents:

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Section 1. Basic Science and Core Concepts

Section 2. Pharmacology

Section 3. Diagnosis, Assessment, and Early Intervention

Section 4. Overview of Addiction Treatment

Section 5. Special Issues in Addiction

Section 6. Management of Intoxication and Withdrawal

Section 7. Pharmacologic Interventions

Section 8. Behavioral Interventions

Section 9. Mutual Help, Twelve Step, and Other Recovery Programs

Section 10. Medical Disorders and Complications of Addiction

Section 11. Co-Occurring Addiction and Psychiatric Disorders

Section 12. Pain and Addiction

Section 13. Children and Adolescents

Section 14. Ethical, Legal, and Liability Issues in Addiction Practice