Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xlix
  2. Basic Sciences and Clinical Foundations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Andreas Heinz, Nady el-Guebaly
      Pages 3-8
    3. Miriam Sebold, Maria Garbusow, Christian A. Müller, Katrin Charlet, Andreas Heinz
      Pages 9-38
    4. Jürgen Rehm, Charlotte Probst, Kevin Shield
      Pages 65-78
    5. Irma Kirtadze, David Otiashvili
      Pages 79-86
    6. Gregor Burkhart, Roland Simon
      Pages 115-141
    7. Roland Simon, Gregor Burkhart
      Pages 143-158
  3. Screening and Early Interventions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
    2. John B. Saunders, Noeline C. Latt
      Pages 161-166
    3. John B. Saunders, Noeline C. Latt
      Pages 191-206
    4. Sawitri Assanangkornchai, J. Guy Edwards
      Pages 207-223
    5. Teresa Bobes-Bascarán, Teresa Bascarán, Paz García-Portilla, Julio Bobes
      Pages 225-238
    6. Philip Paull
      Pages 239-260
    7. Friedrich Martin Wurst, Natasha Thon, Wolfgang Weinmann, Michel Yegles, Ulrich W. Preuss
      Pages 261-292
    8. Jennifer Harland, Linda Gowing, Robert Ali
      Pages 293-312
  4. Drugs of Abuse and Pharmacotherapies for Substance Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 313-313
    2. Mitsuru Kimura, Akira Yokoyama, Sachio Matsushita, Susumu Higuchi
      Pages 333-342
    3. Annie Umbricht, Martha L. Velez
      Pages 343-365
    4. Divya Ramesh, Margaret Haney
      Pages 367-380
    5. David A. Gorelick
      Pages 381-404
    6. Ahmed Elkashef
      Pages 405-414
    7. Kristen M. Mackowick, Tony P. George
      Pages 415-436
    8. Thierry Favrod-Coune, Barbara Broers
      Pages 437-453
    9. Michael Odenwald, Axel Klein, Nasir Warfa
      Pages 455-466
    10. Marta Torrens, Francina Fonseca, Liliana Galindo, Magi Farré
      Pages 467-500
    11. Melina Fatseas, Jacques Dubernet, Jean-Pierre Daoulouède, Marc Auriacombe
      Pages 501-510
    12. Martin S. Mumenthaler, Katherine L. Beebe
      Pages 511-519
    13. Saeed Momtazi, Alireza Noroozi, Richard A. Rawson
      Pages 543-554
    14. Magi Farré, Liliana Galindo, Marta Torrens
      Pages 567-596
    15. Tania Real, Silvia L. Cruz, María Elena Medina-Mora
      Pages 597-619
    16. Harrison G. Pope Jr., Gen Kanayama
      Pages 621-636
    17. Jørgen G. Bramness
      Pages 637-661
    18. Frank J. Vocci
      Pages 693-712
    19. Markos Emmanouel
      Pages 731-737
    20. Richard P. Brown, Patricia L. Gerbarg
      Pages 747-772
  5. Behavioural Approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 773-773

About this book


Addiction is an increasingly recognized major global public health issue. A growing number of medical specialties, psychological and social science training programs, and professional associations are incorporating addiction as part of their training and continuing education curricula across a broad array of cultures. The need for an International Textbook in this expanding field has therefore become evident.

Presenting a world view of the spectrum of addictions-related problems across different cultures, this reference volume highlights the main differences and similarities between clinical practices in the field of Addiction Medicine based on neurobiological similarities as well as epidemiological and socio-cultural differences.

While the focus will be on marshalling the empirical evidence in support of the clinical practices, areas where information is mostly experiential will be noted. Examples where an international perspective is critical involve issues such as: the current shift of the smoking epidemic from developed to low and middle-income countries; the growing influence on young people from the parental home and local neighbourhood to role models potentially continents away the demonstrated benefits and limitations of international drug conventions which on the one hand have contained the problem of illegal drugs versus an increase in the use of a legal drug, like tobacco; the need for cost effective translation of the clinical practices of Western health care settings to prevention and treatment strategies adapted to the needs of the rest of the world.

This Textbook, which collates the experience and wisdom of more than 260 leaders in the field, coming from more than 30 countries, is promoted by the International Society of Addiction Medicine (ISAM), founded in 1999, which has as its principal mission the education of practitioners in Addiction Medicine and their trainees worldwide (website:

Editors and affiliations

  • Nady el-Guebaly
    • 1
  • Giuseppe Carrà
    • 2
  • Marc Galanter
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryAlberta Gambling Research Institute University of CalgaryCalgaryCanada
  2. 2.Faculty of Brain Sciences UCL Division of PsychiatryUniversity College LondonLondonUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Division of Alcoholism & Drug AbuseNew York University School of MedicineNew YorkUSA

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