Principles of Addiction Medicine:
The Essentials

Carefully distilled from the authoritative resource on addiction medicine, Principles of Addiction Medicine, 4th Edition, provides a quick reference on virtually all addiction medicine topics. Key clinical points from each chapter of Principles of Addiction Medicine, 4th Edition, are presented in an easily readable manner, and the book is now available in both print and Kindle versions. This handbook offers up-to-date, clinically relevant information in a clear and concise form for a wide variety of practitioners.

This is an invaluable resource for a wide variety of practitioners who have patients suffering from the consequences of addictions. Some of the practitioners who would benefit the most from this handbook include:

  • Internal Medicine and Primary Care Physicians
  • Psychiatrists and Psychologists
  • Psychiatric Nurses
  • Social Workers
  • Substance Abuse Counselors
  • Nurses

Here's what the Immediate Past-President of ASAM said about the resource:

"ASAM recognizes that knowledge about addiction has multiplied so rapidly over the past few years that it is difficult to ascertain which information is clinically essential. Essentials of Addiction Medicine was created to address this dilemma. The editors of Essentials served as "translators" by selecting and condensing information from Principles of Addiction Medicine so as to make it accessible to primary care physicians and other caregivers who wish to identify, manage and appropriately refer patients suffering from addictive disorders."

Louis E. Baxter, Sr., MD, FASAM

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To Order:

Principles of Addiction Medicine: The Essentials can be ordered online through the publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins or by phoning 1-800-638-3030 Monday through Friday between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm EST.  The book may be purchased as a paperback version or in the Kindle Edition.

Editor: Christopher A. Cavacuiti, MD, CCFP, MHSc
Publication Date: May 9, 2011
Pages: 600
ISBN/ISSN: 9781605477763 
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