© 2019

Treating Opioid Addiction

  • John F. Kelly
  • Sarah E. Wakeman

Part of the Current Clinical Psychiatry book series (CCPSY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. John F. Kelly, Sarah E. Wakeman
    Pages 1-18
  3. Ingrid A. Binswanger, Jason M. Glanz, Morgan A. Ford
    Pages 19-48
  4. James A. Morrill, Sarah Axelrath
    Pages 49-78
  5. John A. Renner Jr., Mitchell B. Crawford
    Pages 89-107
  6. Brandon G. Bergman, Nilofar Fallah-Sohy, Lauren A. Hoffman, John F. Kelly
    Pages 109-138
  7. John F. Kelly, Alexandra W. Abry, Nilofar Fallah-Sohy
    Pages 139-167
  8. Sarah E. Wakeman
    Pages 169-180
  9. Aaron D. Fox, Andrea U. Jakubowski, Jonathan Giftos
    Pages 197-222
  10. Adam J. Gordon, Gerald Cochran, Marcela C. Smid, Ajay Manhapra, Stefan G. Kertesz
    Pages 223-238
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 257-264

About this book


This book addresses opioids and opioid use disorders from epidemiological, clinical, and public health perspectives. It covers detailed information on the nature of opioids, their effects on the human body and brain, prevention, and treatment of opioid addiction.  Unlike other texts, the first section of this volume builds a strong historical, neurobiological, and phenomenological foundation for a deep understanding of the topic and the patient.  The second section addresses the most challenging issues clinicians face, including pharmacological and psychosocial treatments, harm reduction approaches, alternative approaches to pain management for the non-specialist, and prescribing guidelines.

Treating Opioid Addiction is a valuable resource for psychiatrists, psychologists, addiction medicine physicians, primary care physicians, drug addiction counselors, students, trainees, scholars, and public health officials interested in the effects and impact of opioids in the clinical and epidemiological context.


Epidemiology Etiology Prevention Topology Phenomenology

Editors and affiliations

  • John F. Kelly
    • 1
  • Sarah E. Wakeman
    • 2
  1. 1.Elizabeth R. Spallin Professor of Psychiatry in Addiction Medicine, Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  2. 2.Department of MedicineHarvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

About the editors

John F. Kelly, PhD, ABPP
Associate Professor of Psychiatry in the Field of Addiction Medicine
Harvard Medical School; Director Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Recovery Research Institute
Program Director MGH Addiction Recovery Management Service
Associate Director MGH Center for Addiction Medicine
Department of Psychiatry
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA, USA


Sarah E. Wakeman, MD
Medical Director, Massachusetts General Hospital Substance Use Disorder Initiative
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Program Director, Massachusetts General Hospital Addiction Medicine Fellowship 
Boston, MA, USA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Treating Opioid Addiction
  • Editors John F. Kelly
    Sarah E. Wakeman
  • Series Title Current Clinical Psychiatry
  • Series Abbreviated Title Current Clinical Psychiatry
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Humana, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-16256-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-16257-3
  • Series ISSN 2626-241X
  • Series E-ISSN 2626-2398
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 264
  • Number of Illustrations 9 b/w illustrations, 17 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Psychiatry
    Pain Medicine
    General Practice / Family Medicine
    Public Health
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