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Methamphetamine Addiction: From Basic Science to Treatment By John M. Roll, PhD, Richard A. Rawson, PhD, Walter Ling, MD, and Steven Shoptaw, PhD
Publisher's Comments: Separating myth from fact, this authoritative work reviews the breadth of current knowledge about methamphetamine addiction and describes the most promising available treatment approaches. Leading experts present state-of-the-art information on the effects of methamphetamine on the brain, body, mental health, and behavior. Psychosocial and pharmacological treatment strategies are critically evaluated, including approaches to treating dually diagnosed clients.
Women and Addiction: A Comprehensive Handbook By Kathleen T. Brady, MD, PhD, Sudie E. Back, PhD, Shelly F. Greenfield, MD, MPH
Publisher's Comments: Scientific awareness of sex and gender differences in substance use disorders has grown tremendously in recent decades. This volume brings together leading authorities to review the state of the science and identify key directions for research and clinical practice. Concise, focused chapters illuminate how biological and psychosocial factors influence the etiology and epidemiology of substance use disorders in women; their clinical presentation, course, and psychiatric comorbidities; treatment access; and treatment effectiveness. Prevalent substances of abuse are examined, as are issues facing special populations.
Understanding Addiction as Self Medication: Finding Hope Behind the Pain By Edward J. Khantzian, MD, and Mark J. Albanese, MD
Publisher's Comments: Too often addiction is perceived to be merely a moral weakness or purely a brain disease, ignoring the deep personal pain that can permeate the lives of the addicted. Doctors Khantzian and Albanese see addictions primarily as a kind of self-medication that can temporarily soothe anxiety or pain, but that ultimately wreaks havoc on the lives and health of both the addicted and their loved ones. With practical advice, compelling case studies, and nuanced theory drawn from years of clinical practice, this book looks at the underlying reasons behind many addictions and provides a pathway to hope.
Last Call: Alcoholism and Recovery By Jack H. Hedblom, MSW, PhD
Using powerful first-person narratives based on composites of anonymous speakers), Hedblom provides compelling insights into the minds and hearts of addicted drinkers, from bizarre behavior and denial to the moment of "hitting bottom" and seeking change.
Drugs and the Future By David J. Nutt, Trevor W. Robbins, Gerald V. Stimson, Martin Ince, and Andrew Jackson
The authors describe advances in addiction research, including knowledge gained from mapping the human genome, improved understanding of brain pathways and functions stimulated by addictive drugs, experimental and clinical psychology approaches to addiction and treatment, and ethical considerations and social policy. This book includes a history of addictive substances and personal accounts of addiction.
Healing Addiction: An Integrated Pharmacopsychosocial Approach to Treatment By Peter R. Martin, MD, Bennett Alan Weinberg, and Bonnie K. Bealer
Healing Addiction lays out a unified understanding of addiction that encompasses addictive substances and behaviors. It approaches addiction as a mental illness involving physiological brain changes, and addresses the need for medical and psychosocial components to addiction treatment.
Recent research addressing how stress contributes to addiction has influenced our beliefs about addiction’s causes and could help us develop effective interventions. This book integrates available knowledge to help neuroscientists, social scientists, and mental health providers address the role of stress in addictive behaviors. Researchers in the field also will find this volume useful.
The Science of Addiction: From Neurobiology to Treatment By Carlton K. Erickson
A leading addictions specialist discusses the neurobiology of drug and alcohol addictions and how patients respond to various therapies. Erickson focuses on all drugs with emphasis on the most commonly addictive—alcohol, nicotine, cocaine, and heroin.
Treating Gambling Problems By William G. McCown, PhD, and William A. Howatt, PhD, EdD
This hands-on volume offers guidance on diagnosing and treating gambling addiction at every phase. The authors explain how to recognize the signs and symptoms of gambling disorders, plan treatment, develop a professional referral network, manage post-treatment recovery, and prevent relapse.