Addiction Medicine

Science and Practice

  • Bankole A. Johnson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxix
  2. History, Perspectives, Epidemiology, Diagnosis, and Classification

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. H. Westley Clark, Linda Hutchings
      Pages 3-22
    3. Deborah Hasin, Katherine Keyes
      Pages 23-49
    4. Angela Hawken, Jonathan D. Kulick
      Pages 51-73
    5. Howard I. Kushner
      Pages 75-93
    6. John B. Saunders, Noeline C. Latt
      Pages 95-113
  3. Behavioral Theories for Addiction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Wendy J. Lynch, Scott E. Hemby
      Pages 117-128
    3. M. Foster Olive, Peter W. Kalivas
      Pages 159-178
  4. Genetic and Other Biological Theories for Addiction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179
    2. Weihua Huang, Wenhao Xu, Ming D. Li
      Pages 181-199
    3. George R. Uhl, Tomas Drgon, Catherine Johnson, Qing-Rong Liu
      Pages 201-223
    4. David Goldman
      Pages 225-236
    5. Raihan K. Uddin, Shiva M. Singh
      Pages 237-253
    6. Martin A. Javors, Thomas S. King, Brett C. Ginsburg, Lisa R. Gerak
      Pages 283-331
    7. Scott E. Hemby, Wendy J. Lynch, Nilesh S. Tannu
      Pages 359-378

About this book


The spectrum of addiction disorders presents practitioners with numerous challenges—among them the widening gap between a growing evidence base and the translation of this knowledge into treatment outcomes. Addiction Medicine addresses this disconnect, clearly explaining the role of brain function in drug taking and other habit-forming behaviors, and applying this biobehavioral framework to the delivery of evidence-based treatment. Its state-of-the-art coverage provides clinically relevant details on not only traditional sources of addiction such as cocaine, opiates, and alcohol, but also more recently recognized substances of abuse (e.g., steroids, inhalants) as well as behavioral addictions (e.g., binge eating, compulsive gambling, hoarding). Current behavioral and medical therapies are discussed in depth, and the book’s close attention to social context gives readers an added lens for personalizing treatment.


An international panel of expert contributors offers the most up-to-date information on:


  • Diagnosis and classification.
  • Neurobiological and molecular theories of addiction
  • Behavioral concepts of addiction
  • Clinical aspects of addiction to a wide range of substances, including opiates, stimulants, sedatives, hallucinogens, alcohol, nicotine, and caffeine
  • Science-based treatment options: pharmacotherapy, pharmacogenetics, potential vaccines, brief and compliance-enhancing interventions, cognitive behavioral treatment, behavioral management, and other psychosocial interventions
  • Behavioral addictions—including compulsive eating, Internet messaging, and hypersexuality—and their treatment
  • Addiction in specific populations, including adolescents, the elderly, pregnant women, and health care professionals
  • Legal, disability, and rehabilitation issues


At once comprehensive and integrative, Addiction Medicine is an essential text and a practice-expanding tool for psychiatrists, health psychologists, pharmacologists, social workers, drug counselors, trainees, and general physicians/family practitioners.  


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Editors and affiliations

  • Bankole A. Johnson
    • 1
  1. 1., Depts Psychiat & Neurobehav Sciences, MeUniversity of VirginiaCharlottesvilleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-0337-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-0338-9
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