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ASAM Releases Handbook of Addiction Medicine, Second Edition

by | August 27, 2020

A practical, evidence-based guide to caring for individuals with substance use disorders. Produced by the largest medical society dedicated to the improvement of addiction care, this new edition adopts non-stigmatizing language related to addiction and includes new material on LGBTQ care, vaping, and harm reduction. The second edition also carefully presents a compassionate, patient-centered approach to care.

 

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Author Information

Darius A. Rastegar, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Michael I. Fingerhood, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine and Public Health, and Chief, Division of Addiction Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Darius A. Rastegar, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, has over 20 years of clinical experience treating patients with substance use disorders. His primary clinical, teaching, and research interests have been in the treatment of opioid use disorders and alcohol withdrawal. Since 2009, Dr. Rastegar has served as an editor for the NIDA-funded newsletter Alcohol, Other Drugs and Health. He is also the founder and current Program Director for the Addiction Medicine Fellowship at Johns Hopkins, which began in 2018.

Michael I. Fingerhood, MD, is Associate Professor of Medicine and Public Health, and Chief of the Division of Addiction Medicine at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. His career's mission has been to promote and improve the provision of medical care to patients with substance use disorder, including the treatment of HIV and hepatitis C, with the development, maintenance and evaluation of innovative programs.

Contributors:

 

Handbook Editors
Darius A. Rastegar, M.D., FASAM
Associate Professor of Medicine
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

Michael I. Fingerhood, M.D., DFASAM
Associate Professor of Medicine
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

Contributors

Megan Buresh, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Medicine and Epidemiology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

Ryan Graddy, M.D.
Staff Physician
AbsoluteCARE Medical Center
Atlanta, GA

Shadi Nahvi, M.D., M.S.
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Albert Einstein College of Medicine / Montefiore Health System
New York, NY

Jarratt Pytell, M.D.
General Internal Medicine Fellow
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

Kenneth B. Stoller, M.D.
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences,
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD