1st Edition

Treatment of Substance Use Disorders

Edited By Kevin Sevarino Copyright 2002

    First published in 2002. TREATMENT OF SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS is a compendium of notable journal articles on the latest advances in the treatment of substance use disorders. This comprehensive resource compiled by the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry is the first book in the Key Readings in Addiction Psychiatry series. Covering the most current issues concisely, this book serves as a quick guide for mental health professionals specializing in addiction psychiatry. It assembles outstanding contributions from the leading clinical journals in the field on the most recent treatment approaches, both pharmacological and behavioral, for the four major substance categories-alcohol and benzodiazepines, opiates, cocaine, and nicotine. With repeated use and misuse of these substances accounting for the major portion of adverse economic, medical, and social consequences of substance use disorders, this compendium is a valuable reference tool in the treatment of those suffering from substance use disorders. The American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry is seeking ways to turn this intractable problem into one with answers and cures. The American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry is a professional membership organization with approximately 1,000 members in the United States and around the world. The membership consists of health professionals who work with addiction in their practices, faculty at various academic institutions, residents, and medical students.

    Series Introduction, Stephen Dilts, MD, Ph.D., Series Editor and President, American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry
    Introduction, Kevin Sevarino, MD, Ph.D., Editor
    Medications for Alcohol, Illicit Drug and Tobacco Dependence: An Update of Research Findings, Raye Z. Litten, and John P. Allen
    The Pharmacotherapy of Relapse Prevention Using Anticonvulsants, Thomas R. Kosten
    Current Developments in Psychosocial Treatments of Alcohol and Substance AbuseLynne Siqueland and Paul Crits-Christoph
    Drug Therapy for Alcohol Dependence, Robert M. Swift
    Old Psychotherapies for Cocaine Dependence Revisited, Kathleen M. Carroll
    Pharmacologic Treatment of Heroin-Dependent Patients, Patrick G. O'Connor and David A. Fiellin
    Methadone vs. L-alpha-acetylmethadol (LAAM) in the Treatment of Opiate Addiction: A Meta-Analysis of the Randomized, Controlled Trials, Morton Glanz, Sidney Klawansky, William McAullife and Thomas Chalmers
    Use of Anticonvulsants in Benzodiazepine Withdrawal, Kenneth P. Pages and Richard K. Ries
    New Treatments for Smoking Cessation, John R. Hughes
    Alcoholism Treatment and Medical Care Costs from Project MATCH, Harold D. Holder, Ron A. Cisler, Richard Longabaugh, Robert L. Stout, Andrew J. Treno and Allen Zweben


    Kevin A. Sevarino