The Assessment and Treatment of Addiction - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780323548564

The Assessment and Treatment of Addiction

1st Edition

Best Practices and New Frontiers

Editors: Itai Danovitch Larissa Mooney
Hardcover ISBN: 9780323548564
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st September 2018
Page Count: 400

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Get a quick, expert overview of all types of addiction – from substance addictions to behavioral addictions and more. This practical resource presents a focused summary of today’s current knowledge on topics of interest to all health care professionals who work with those who suffer from this wide-ranging problem. It provides current, relevant information on emerging findings, best practices, and treatment challenges, covering a variety of assessment and treatment strategies and making it a one-stop resource for staying up to date in this critical area.

Key Features

  • Discusses precision health in addiction; the latest trend of electronic cigarettes; state-of-the-art treatments for opioid addiction and cannabis addiction; best practices for chronic pain; prevention among adolescents; the role of physicians in the prescription drug epidemic; and the role of integrative interventions in substance abuse treatment.
  • Includes coverage of behavioral addictions such as internet, sex, and gambling; food addiction; PTSD and substance abuse disorders; preventing relapse; the neurobiology of addiction; and more.
  • Consolidates today’s available information on this timely topic into one convenient resource.

Table of Contents

Danovitch, The Assessment and Treatment of Addiction: Best Practices and New Frontiers

1. Neurobiology of Addiction: How Science Informs Practice

2. Precision Health in Addiction: Applying Pharmacogenomics to Clinical Practice

3. The Role of Nutrition in Addiction Recovery: What We Know and What We Don’t

4. Electronic Cigarettes – Risks and Trends

5. Psychoneuroendocrinology and Addiction

6. Technological Innovations in Addiction Treatment

7. State of the Art Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder

8. State of the Art Treatment of Cannabis Use Disorder

9. State of the Art Treatment of Alcohol Use Disorders

10. Applying Best Practice Guidelines on Chronic Pain in Clinical Practice—Treating Patients Who Suffer from Pain and Addiction

11. Psychotherapy after Residential Treatment of Addictive Disorders—Preventing Relapse and Deepening Recovery

12. Challenges in the Prevention and Treatment of Substance Use Disorders Among Adolescents

13. The Prescription Drug Epidemic and the Role of Physicians

14. Trauma and Addiction—How to Treat Co-Occurring PTSD and Substance Use Disorders

15. When Food is an Addiction

16. Behavioral Addictions

17. Quality in Addiction Treatment: Measuring What Matters

18. The Role of Integrative Interventions in the Treatment of Substance Use Disorders


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About the Editor

Itai Danovitch

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Neurosciences; Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California

Larissa Mooney

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Clinical Professor, UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences; Director, UCLA Addiction Medicine Clinic; Acting Chief, Greater Los Angeles VA Substance Use Disorders Section, UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs, Los Angeles, California