ASAM publishes 3rd edition of addiction textbook.The American Society of Addiction Medicine The American Society of Addiction Medicine is a professional organization for physicians who specialize in the treatment of addiction. It is based in Chevy Chase, Maryland. (ASAM ASAM American Society of Addiction Medicine
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ASAM Association for Solidarity with Asylum Seekers and Migrants ) has updated its landmark textbook, Principles of Addiction Medicine addiction medicine Substance abuse The health field that addresses the needs of individuals addicted to substances of abuse including alcohol and illicit drugs–eg, cocaine, marijuana, heroin, and others; AM focuses on prevention and treatment and mental health , to reflect new research and evidence-based practices that contribute to improving the medical care given to patients with addictive disorders Addictive disorders
Addictive disease disorders are characterized by the chronic use of a drug (such as heroin, cocaine, or amphetamines), alcohol, or similar substances. .
Like the 2nd edition, published in 1998, the 2003 edition provides a comprehensive overview of the diagnosis and treatment of addictive disorders as well as the management of co-occurring medical and psychiatric conditions. At 1,664 pages, the 3rd edition is almost 300 pages longer than the 2nd edition and is considered the most comprehensive text available on the subject of substance addiction.
Every chapter in Principles has been completely revised and updated. More than 200 doctors, scientists, and other experts contributed chapters on virtually every aspect of addiction, ranging from basic science, pharmacology pharmacology, study of the changes produced in living animals by chemical substances, especially the actions of drugs, substances used to treat disease. Systematic investigation of the effects of drugs based on animal experimentation and the use of isolated and , and epidemiology to diagnostic tests and behavioral and pharmacologic therapies to special treatment considerations in populations such as pregnant women, adolescents, and patients in criminal justice settings.
Like the 1998 edition, the 2003 edition contains a section on alcohol and drug problems in the workplace. The contents of this section in the 2003 edition are as follows:
* The Role of the Medical Review Officer
* The Role of the Substance Abuse Professional
* Drug Testing in the Workplace
* Drug Testing in Addiction Treatment and Criminal Justice Settings
* Physician Health Programs and the Addicted ad·dict·ed
1. Physiologically or psychologically dependent on a habit-forming substance.
2. Compulsively or habitually involved in a practice or behavior, such as gambling. Physician
Copies of Principles of Addiction Medicine can be ordered by phoning 1800-844-8948 Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Eastern time. Prices (good until Nov. 15, 2003) are $155 for ASAM members and $179 for non-members.