Pocket Guide to Addiction Assessment and Treatment
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Pocket Guide to Addiction Assessment and Treatment

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Petros Levounis
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Twenty concise chapters accessibly address a broad spectrum of topics, including the fundamentals of addiction; specific substances and addictive behaviors, including gambling disorder; and treatment approaches, including special issues with psychiatric and medical comorbidities.

Ambivalence, poor adherence to treatment, serious psychiatric and medical comorbidities -- the difficulties posed by patients of substance use disorders are among the most challenging for practitioners to face. Given that only 10% of patients with these disorders actually receive specialized addiction treatment, it's clear that physicians in all medical and surgical specialties need to become comfortable assessing and treating substance use disorders.

The Pocket Guide to Addiction Assessment and Treatment is designed specifically to aid a wide range of clinicians, regardless of their training in addiction, to more confidently assess and treat this patient population.

The book's practical, actionable content is divided into three sections -- Fundamentals of Addiction, Substances and Behaviors, and Treatment -- that address topics including: • The neurobiology of addiction• How to recognize and treat intoxication, withdrawal from, and addiction to substances such as alcohol, anabolic-androgenic steroids, benzodiazepines, cannabis, opioids, stimulants, and tobacco, as well as hallucinogens, inhalants, and caffeine• Special issues with psychiatric and medical comorbidities, as well as with specific populations• Behavioral addictions, with a special focus on gambling disorder• Cognitive-behavioral therapy; 12-step programs; nutrition and exercise; spirituality, mindfulness, and meditation; and other treatment options, with examples of how each can be used with patients facing addictions

With an accessible, easily referenced format, the Pocket Guide to Addiction Assessment and Treatment serves as a go-to resource for general psychiatrists, internists, family practitioners, pediatricians, emergency medicine physicians, psychiatric nurses, residents, medical students, and other practitioners involved in the addiction treatment field. And because all of the diagnostic discussions are DSM-5®--based, readers can be confident that they're getting the most relevant and up-to-date guidance on the topic.

ContributorsPrefacePART I: Fundamentals of AddictionChapter 1. Neurobiology of Addiction: From Reward to Relief: The Complex Neuroadaptations Underlying AddictionChapter 2. Addiction Assessment Across Settings of Care: Approaches for the Twenty-First-CenturyChapter 3. DSM-5 Diagnosis and ToxicologyPART II: Substances and BehaviorsChapter 4. AlcoholChapter 5. Anabolic-Androgenic SteroidsChapter 6. BenzodiazepinesChapter 7. CaffeineChapter 8. CannabisChapter 9. Hallucinogens and Dissociative DrugsChapter 10. InhalantsChapter 11. OpioidsChapter 12. StimulantsChapter 13. TobaccoChapter 14. Behavioral Addictions: Focus on Gambling DisorderPART III: TreatmentChapter 15. Cognitive-Behavioral TherapyChapter 16. Relapse PreventionChapter 17. Motivational InterviewingChapter 18. Twelve-Step Programs and SpiritualityChapter 19. Mindfulness and MentalizationChapter 20. Diet and ExerciseIndex