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Pharmacology and Treatment of Substance Abuse

Evidence and Outcome Based Perspectives, 1st Edition

Edited by Lee M. Cohen, Frank L. Collins, Jr., Alice Young, Dennis E. McChargue, Thad R. Leffingwell, Katrina L. Cook


702 pages | 27 B/W Illus.

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Given the prevalence of substance abuse in general clinical populations, it is important for healthcare providers to have knowledge and skill in the treatment of these problems. Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) involves the integration of the best evidence with clinical expertise and patient values. This text is designed as a bridge for practitioners that will provide up-to-date evidence reviews as well as information on how to best keep up with emerging trends in the field. The editors have gathered expert authors to provide a much needed summary of the current status of the evidence based practice for both the assessment and treatment of specific substance use disorders.


"A comprehensive, evidence-based source for understanding the complex and pernicious topic of addiction. A well-written, practical, and researched text. It will be an indispensible resource for those new to the addiction area and serve as a primer for understanding the assessment and evidence-based treatment for substance abuse. The reporting of the most recent research findings and empirical support for various interventions will also make it a valuable reference for seasoned clinicians and researchers in the area of addiction." - Mark S. Gold and Michael J. Herkov in PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 55, Release 9

Table of Contents

Young, Cohen, Part I: Psychopharmacology and Neurobiology of Substance Abuse. Paronis, Principles of Drug Action. Cooper, Comer, Actions of Drugs Pertinent to Their Abuse. Vandrey, Mintzer, Performance and Cognitive Alterations. Allen, Tolerance, Sensitization, and Physical Dependance. Koob, The Neurobiology of Addiction. Ray, Hutchison, Genetics of Addiction. Callahan, Evidence-based Practice. Collins, Leffingwell, Part II: Conceptual Models and Principles of Substance Abuse Treatment. Pierce, King, Brooner, From Individual Therapy to Individualized Treatment. Morrell, Myers, Group Therapy for Substance Abuse. Gianini, Lundy, Smith, The Community Reinforcement Approach: CRA and CRAFT Programs. Steiker, Hopson, Goldbach, Sagun, Laird, Prevention. Cohen, McChargue, Part III: Assessment and Treatment of Substance Abuse. Blume, Resor, Villanueva, Braddy, Evidence-based Practices to Treat Alcohol Problems. Brandon, Droves, Ditre, Elibero, Nicotine. Looby, Earleywine, Assessment and Treatment of Marijuana and Use Disorders. Barry, Petry, Alessi, Cocaine. Rush, Vansickel, Lile, Stoops, Evidence-based Treatment of Amphetamine Dependance: Behavioral and Pharmacological Approaches. Marsch, Bickel, Heroin and Other Opioids. Crano, Ting, Hemovich, Inhalants. Suzuki, Halpern, Passie, Huertas, Hallucinogens and Dissociative Drugs. Echevery, Nettles, Club Drugs: An Overview. Collins, Cohen, Part IV: Special Topics. Rowe, Liddle, Dakof, Henderson, Development and Evolution of an Evidence-based Practice: Multidimensional Family Therapy as a Treatment System. Roman, Knudsen, Drug Testing, the Workplace, and other Applications. al’Absi, Mechanisms of Stress on Substance Abuse Initiation, Maintenance, and Relapse: Intervention Implications. Murphy, Correia, Vuchinich, The Behavioral Economics of Substance Abuse. Caldeiro, Meredith, Saxon, Calsyn, Pharmacological Approaches to the Treatment of Substance Abuse. Hartzler, Rosengren, Baer, Motivational Interviewing. Johnson, Bennett, Faith-based Approaches. Sher, Martinez, The Future of Treatment for Substance Use: A View from 2009.

About the Series

Counseling and Psychotherapy

Investigating Practice from Scientific, Historical, and Cultural Perspectives

This innovative series is devoted to grasping the vast complexities of the practice of counseling and psychotherapy.

As a set of healing practices delivered in a context shaped by health delivery systems and the attitudes and values of consumers, practitioners, and researchers, counseling and psychotherapy must be examined critically.

By understanding the historical and cultural context of counseling and psychotherapy and by examining the extant research, these critical inquiries seek a deeper, richer understanding of what is a remarkably effective endeavor.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Pharmacology
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychopathology / Addiction