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On Impulsivity: The Neuroscience of Behavior Associated with Addiction
Diana Martinez, MD and Pierre Trifilieff, PhD

Impulsivity - or the inability to inhibit responses despite their negative consequences - may partly explain why some individuals are more prone to develop addiction when exposed to drugs of abuse and offer clues for providing treatment.

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Twelve Step Recovery and Medication Assisted Therapies
Louis E. Baxter, Sr., MD, FASAM

Every chronic medical disease employs and encourages the use of medications in concert with life-style changes. Addiction medicine should examine the benefit of following suit.

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ASAM and Wolters Kluwer Health Release New Edition of The ASAM Principles of Addiction Medicine

by ASAM Staff | Jun 26, 2014
Addiction Disease on Rise — Making Definitive Guide to Treatment of Addiction More Relevant Than Ever


June 25, 2014 - Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry, together with the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), a medical society representing over 3,100 addiction physicians and associated clinicians today introduced The ASAM Principles of Addiction Medicine, Fifth Edition, one of the most respected references on the science of addiction and its treatment.  Twenty years after its first publication, this text has become a “go to” source for physicians and other clinicians who treat addiction and co-occurring conditions, from specialists in addiction medicine, psychiatrists and social workers to pharmacists, to primary care clinicians, physicians and nurses.

There is a growing epidemic of addiction in America.  Addiction to heroin, for example, more than doubled in the U.S. compared to a decade ago, according to a 2012 survey conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).  Between 2004 and 2012, the number of people suffering from addiction with prescription pain medication increased 50 percent from 1.4 million to 2.1 million.  According to another 2012 SAMHSA report, 23.1 million Americans aged 12 or older needed treatment for an illicit drug or alcohol use problem.  The ASAM Principles of Addiction Medicine is more important than ever to assure that patients in need of treatment receive it from up-to-date clinicians.  

Principles of Addiction Medicine seeks to elucidate the principles behind addiction medicine by gathering the views of a broad group of experts and codifying them into a single book,” said Richard K. Ries, Editor & Chief, The ASAM Principles of Addiction Medicine.  “ASAM is the world’s largest addiction medicine organization and this book has its stamp of approval as representing the state-of-the-art of the field.” 

“We are very proud to have been selected as publisher by an organization as prestigious as ASAM,” said Lisa McAllister, Vice-President and Publisher, Professional & Education, Wolters Kluwer Health.  “We are even more proud that our combined efforts on this title have created one of the most respected and widely used resources in addiction medicine today.”
 
“Addictive disease, one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in our society, is finally becoming fully integrated with mainstream medicine.  The ASAM Principles echoes this concept by providing the scientific basis for the disease and teaching clinicians an evidence-informed model to utilize in their practice of addiction medicine,” said Stuart Gitlow, President, American Society of Addiction Medicine.  “This textbook has emerged as the definitive guide to the science and treatment of addictive illness among a diverse group of physicians, specialist, and clinicians.”

There is tremendous growth in the field today and, according to Gitlow, updates to this edition bring it more in line with today’s understanding of this chronic brain disease.  It is timely as well with a section devoted to the complex interrelations between the rise of addiction to prescription pain medications and the recent increase in number of heroin–related deaths.  Another new section focuses on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in the military and how service people are becoming more susceptible to addiction. 

The ASAM Principles of Addiction Medicine provides core knowledge by blending scientific principles underlying addiction with the practical essentials of clinical addiction medicine.  Many of the ASAM-associated contributors are affiliated with leading government agencies that study addiction and its science, such as the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and the National Institute on Drug Abuse.  

The ASAM Principles of Addiction Medicine, Fifth Edition, is available in a print edition that comes bundled with an eBook powered by Inkling™ — allowing purchaser to download it to tablets and smartphones together with many interactive multimedia features.  This eBook includes over 300 chapter review questions and offers customized navigation and a powerful, index-based search capability to provide quick results using iPad, iPhone, Android devices, or through a computer browser. 

Published by Lippincott Williams and Wilkins (LWW), part of Wolters Kluwer Health, the print/eBook bundle is available immediately for $234.99 by visiting the LWW website.  Other eBook formats without the Inkling features are available for Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble NOOK, Apple iTunes and Google Play.  Wolters Kluwer Health also publishes the Journal of Addiction Medicine, the official journal of ASAM.  For more information, visit www.LWW.com.
 

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ASAM and Wolters Kluwer Health Release New Edition of The ASAM Principles of Addiction Medicine

by ASAM Staff | Jun 26, 2014
Addiction Disease on Rise — Making Definitive Guide to Treatment of Addiction More Relevant Than Ever


June 25, 2014 - Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry, together with the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), a medical society representing over 3,100 addiction physicians and associated clinicians today introduced The ASAM Principles of Addiction Medicine, Fifth Edition, one of the most respected references on the science of addiction and its treatment.  Twenty years after its first publication, this text has become a “go to” source for physicians and other clinicians who treat addiction and co-occurring conditions, from specialists in addiction medicine, psychiatrists and social workers to pharmacists, to primary care clinicians, physicians and nurses.

There is a growing epidemic of addiction in America.  Addiction to heroin, for example, more than doubled in the U.S. compared to a decade ago, according to a 2012 survey conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).  Between 2004 and 2012, the number of people suffering from addiction with prescription pain medication increased 50 percent from 1.4 million to 2.1 million.  According to another 2012 SAMHSA report, 23.1 million Americans aged 12 or older needed treatment for an illicit drug or alcohol use problem.  The ASAM Principles of Addiction Medicine is more important than ever to assure that patients in need of treatment receive it from up-to-date clinicians.  

Principles of Addiction Medicine seeks to elucidate the principles behind addiction medicine by gathering the views of a broad group of experts and codifying them into a single book,” said Richard K. Ries, Editor & Chief, The ASAM Principles of Addiction Medicine.  “ASAM is the world’s largest addiction medicine organization and this book has its stamp of approval as representing the state-of-the-art of the field.” 

“We are very proud to have been selected as publisher by an organization as prestigious as ASAM,” said Lisa McAllister, Vice-President and Publisher, Professional & Education, Wolters Kluwer Health.  “We are even more proud that our combined efforts on this title have created one of the most respected and widely used resources in addiction medicine today.”
 
“Addictive disease, one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in our society, is finally becoming fully integrated with mainstream medicine.  The ASAM Principles echoes this concept by providing the scientific basis for the disease and teaching clinicians an evidence-informed model to utilize in their practice of addiction medicine,” said Stuart Gitlow, President, American Society of Addiction Medicine.  “This textbook has emerged as the definitive guide to the science and treatment of addictive illness among a diverse group of physicians, specialist, and clinicians.”

There is tremendous growth in the field today and, according to Gitlow, updates to this edition bring it more in line with today’s understanding of this chronic brain disease.  It is timely as well with a section devoted to the complex interrelations between the rise of addiction to prescription pain medications and the recent increase in number of heroin–related deaths.  Another new section focuses on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in the military and how service people are becoming more susceptible to addiction. 

The ASAM Principles of Addiction Medicine provides core knowledge by blending scientific principles underlying addiction with the practical essentials of clinical addiction medicine.  Many of the ASAM-associated contributors are affiliated with leading government agencies that study addiction and its science, such as the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and the National Institute on Drug Abuse.  

The ASAM Principles of Addiction Medicine, Fifth Edition, is available in a print edition that comes bundled with an eBook powered by Inkling™ — allowing purchaser to download it to tablets and smartphones together with many interactive multimedia features.  This eBook includes over 300 chapter review questions and offers customized navigation and a powerful, index-based search capability to provide quick results using iPad, iPhone, Android devices, or through a computer browser. 

Published by Lippincott Williams and Wilkins (LWW), part of Wolters Kluwer Health, the print/eBook bundle is available immediately for $234.99 by visiting the LWW website.  Other eBook formats without the Inkling features are available for Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble NOOK, Apple iTunes and Google Play.  Wolters Kluwer Health also publishes the Journal of Addiction Medicine, the official journal of ASAM.  For more information, visit www.LWW.com.
 

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ASAM and Wolters Kluwer Health Release New Edition of The ASAM Principles of Addiction Medicine

by ASAM Staff | Jun 26, 2014
Addiction Disease on Rise — Making Definitive Guide to Treatment of Addiction More Relevant Than Ever


June 25, 2014 - Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry, together with the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), a medical society representing over 3,100 addiction physicians and associated clinicians today introduced The ASAM Principles of Addiction Medicine, Fifth Edition, one of the most respected references on the science of addiction and its treatment.  Twenty years after its first publication, this text has become a “go to” source for physicians and other clinicians who treat addiction and co-occurring conditions, from specialists in addiction medicine, psychiatrists and social workers to pharmacists, to primary care clinicians, physicians and nurses.

There is a growing epidemic of addiction in America.  Addiction to heroin, for example, more than doubled in the U.S. compared to a decade ago, according to a 2012 survey conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).  Between 2004 and 2012, the number of people suffering from addiction with prescription pain medication increased 50 percent from 1.4 million to 2.1 million.  According to another 2012 SAMHSA report, 23.1 million Americans aged 12 or older needed treatment for an illicit drug or alcohol use problem.  The ASAM Principles of Addiction Medicine is more important than ever to assure that patients in need of treatment receive it from up-to-date clinicians.  

Principles of Addiction Medicine seeks to elucidate the principles behind addiction medicine by gathering the views of a broad group of experts and codifying them into a single book,” said Richard K. Ries, Editor & Chief, The ASAM Principles of Addiction Medicine.  “ASAM is the world’s largest addiction medicine organization and this book has its stamp of approval as representing the state-of-the-art of the field.” 

“We are very proud to have been selected as publisher by an organization as prestigious as ASAM,” said Lisa McAllister, Vice-President and Publisher, Professional & Education, Wolters Kluwer Health.  “We are even more proud that our combined efforts on this title have created one of the most respected and widely used resources in addiction medicine today.”
 
“Addictive disease, one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in our society, is finally becoming fully integrated with mainstream medicine.  The ASAM Principles echoes this concept by providing the scientific basis for the disease and teaching clinicians an evidence-informed model to utilize in their practice of addiction medicine,” said Stuart Gitlow, President, American Society of Addiction Medicine.  “This textbook has emerged as the definitive guide to the science and treatment of addictive illness among a diverse group of physicians, specialist, and clinicians.”

There is tremendous growth in the field today and, according to Gitlow, updates to this edition bring it more in line with today’s understanding of this chronic brain disease.  It is timely as well with a section devoted to the complex interrelations between the rise of addiction to prescription pain medications and the recent increase in number of heroin–related deaths.  Another new section focuses on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in the military and how service people are becoming more susceptible to addiction. 

The ASAM Principles of Addiction Medicine provides core knowledge by blending scientific principles underlying addiction with the practical essentials of clinical addiction medicine.  Many of the ASAM-associated contributors are affiliated with leading government agencies that study addiction and its science, such as the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and the National Institute on Drug Abuse.  

The ASAM Principles of Addiction Medicine, Fifth Edition, is available in a print edition that comes bundled with an eBook powered by Inkling™ — allowing purchaser to download it to tablets and smartphones together with many interactive multimedia features.  This eBook includes over 300 chapter review questions and offers customized navigation and a powerful, index-based search capability to provide quick results using iPad, iPhone, Android devices, or through a computer browser. 

Published by Lippincott Williams and Wilkins (LWW), part of Wolters Kluwer Health, the print/eBook bundle is available immediately for $234.99 by visiting the LWW website.  Other eBook formats without the Inkling features are available for Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble NOOK, Apple iTunes and Google Play.  Wolters Kluwer Health also publishes the Journal of Addiction Medicine, the official journal of ASAM.  For more information, visit www.LWW.com.
 

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ASAM and Wolters Kluwer Health Release New Edition of The ASAM Principles of Addiction Medicine

by ASAM Staff | Jun 26, 2014
Addiction Disease on Rise — Making Definitive Guide to Treatment of Addiction More Relevant Than Ever


June 25, 2014 - Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry, together with the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), a medical society representing over 3,100 addiction physicians and associated clinicians today introduced The ASAM Principles of Addiction Medicine, Fifth Edition, one of the most respected references on the science of addiction and its treatment.  Twenty years after its first publication, this text has become a “go to” source for physicians and other clinicians who treat addiction and co-occurring conditions, from specialists in addiction medicine, psychiatrists and social workers to pharmacists, to primary care clinicians, physicians and nurses.

There is a growing epidemic of addiction in America.  Addiction to heroin, for example, more than doubled in the U.S. compared to a decade ago, according to a 2012 survey conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).  Between 2004 and 2012, the number of people suffering from addiction with prescription pain medication increased 50 percent from 1.4 million to 2.1 million.  According to another 2012 SAMHSA report, 23.1 million Americans aged 12 or older needed treatment for an illicit drug or alcohol use problem.  The ASAM Principles of Addiction Medicine is more important than ever to assure that patients in need of treatment receive it from up-to-date clinicians.  

Principles of Addiction Medicine seeks to elucidate the principles behind addiction medicine by gathering the views of a broad group of experts and codifying them into a single book,” said Richard K. Ries, Editor & Chief, The ASAM Principles of Addiction Medicine.  “ASAM is the world’s largest addiction medicine organization and this book has its stamp of approval as representing the state-of-the-art of the field.” 

“We are very proud to have been selected as publisher by an organization as prestigious as ASAM,” said Lisa McAllister, Vice-President and Publisher, Professional & Education, Wolters Kluwer Health.  “We are even more proud that our combined efforts on this title have created one of the most respected and widely used resources in addiction medicine today.”
 
“Addictive disease, one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in our society, is finally becoming fully integrated with mainstream medicine.  The ASAM Principles echoes this concept by providing the scientific basis for the disease and teaching clinicians an evidence-informed model to utilize in their practice of addiction medicine,” said Stuart Gitlow, President, American Society of Addiction Medicine.  “This textbook has emerged as the definitive guide to the science and treatment of addictive illness among a diverse group of physicians, specialist, and clinicians.”

There is tremendous growth in the field today and, according to Gitlow, updates to this edition bring it more in line with today’s understanding of this chronic brain disease.  It is timely as well with a section devoted to the complex interrelations between the rise of addiction to prescription pain medications and the recent increase in number of heroin–related deaths.  Another new section focuses on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in the military and how service people are becoming more susceptible to addiction. 

The ASAM Principles of Addiction Medicine provides core knowledge by blending scientific principles underlying addiction with the practical essentials of clinical addiction medicine.  Many of the ASAM-associated contributors are affiliated with leading government agencies that study addiction and its science, such as the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and the National Institute on Drug Abuse.  

The ASAM Principles of Addiction Medicine, Fifth Edition, is available in a print edition that comes bundled with an eBook powered by Inkling™ — allowing purchaser to download it to tablets and smartphones together with many interactive multimedia features.  This eBook includes over 300 chapter review questions and offers customized navigation and a powerful, index-based search capability to provide quick results using iPad, iPhone, Android devices, or through a computer browser. 

Published by Lippincott Williams and Wilkins (LWW), part of Wolters Kluwer Health, the print/eBook bundle is available immediately for $234.99 by visiting the LWW website.  Other eBook formats without the Inkling features are available for Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble NOOK, Apple iTunes and Google Play.  Wolters Kluwer Health also publishes the Journal of Addiction Medicine, the official journal of ASAM.  For more information, visit www.LWW.com.
 

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