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Substance Abuse

Inpatient and Outpatient Management for Every Clinician

  • Alan David Kaye
  • Nalini Vadivelu
  • Richard D. Urman


  • For any clinician seeking guidance on how to help a patient they suspect of substance abuse

  • Evidence-based introduction to recognizing substance abuse and understanding treatment options

  • Describes commonly abused drugs and substances, including food Importance of individually tailored multimodal, approach emphasized

  • Includes real-life case scenarios


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Andrei D. Sdrulla, Grace Chen, Kim Mauer
    Pages 1-15
  3. Bobby Ray Malbrough
    Pages 17-22
  4. Elizabeth Ngo, Shalini Shah
    Pages 23-31
  5. Elizabeth Ngo, Shalini Shah
    Pages 43-52
  6. Jatin Joshi, Vinay Puttanniah
    Pages 53-62
  7. Ike Eriator, Efosa Ogiamien, Xiaoli Dai
    Pages 63-76
  8. Ameana Khan, Suresh Menon, Sreekumar Kunnumpurath
    Pages 77-88
  9. Debasish Basu, Sukanya Mitra, Nalini Vadivelu
    Pages 89-107
  10. Susan Dabu-Bondoc, Amit A. Shah, Philip R. Effraim
    Pages 127-141
  11. Emily Kahn, Hosni Mikhael, Nalini Vadivelu
    Pages 143-154
  12. Sahra Lantz-Dretnik, Michal Czernicki, Sreekumar Kunnumpurath
    Pages 155-164
  13. Karina Gritsenko, Iyabo Muse, Amaresh Vydyanathan
    Pages 165-178
  14. Matthew Verne Satterly, Magdalena Anitescu
    Pages 179-192
  15. Andrei D. Sdrulla, Grace Chen
    Pages 193-207
  16. David Pilkey, Howard Steinberg, Steve Martino
    Pages 209-227
  17. Larissa Galante, Cynthia French, Kirsten B. Grace
    Pages 229-248
  18. Janet Lucas, Anne Riffenburgh, Bill Mejia
    Pages 249-263

About this book


This book is written for any clinician who encounters substance abuse in a patient and wonders what to do. Experts from a cross-section of specialties and health professions provide up-to-date, evidence-based guidance on how non-expert clinicians can recognize, understand, and approach the management of substance abuse in their patients. They detail the range of treatments available and whether and how they work. The central importance of using a carefully selected multimodal approach that is tailored to the individual patient is emphasized throughout and illustrated in case scenarios from actual clinical practice. 


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Editors and affiliations

  • Alan David Kaye
    • 1
  • Nalini Vadivelu
    • 2
  • Richard D. Urman
    • 3
  1. 1.Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Louisiana State University Interim Hospital, and Ochsner Kenner HospitalDepartments of Anesthesiology and PharmacologyNew OrleansUSA
  2. 2.Department of AnesthesiologyYale University School of Medicine and Yale-New Haven HospitalNew HavenUSA
  3. 3.Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain MedicineBrigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

About the editors

Alan David Kaye, MD, PhD, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology at LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, LA, USA and Editor-in-Chief of the journal, Pain Physician.

Nalini Vadivelu, MBBS, MD, DNB is Associate Professor of Anesthesiology at Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA.

Richard D. Urman, MD, MBA is Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at Harvard Medical School and staff anesthesiologist and director of procedural sedation management at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA, USA.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Substance Abuse
  • Book Subtitle Inpatient and Outpatient Management for Every Clinician
  • Editors Alan David Kaye
    Nalini Vadivelu
    Richard D. Urman
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4939-1950-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4939-1951-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XX, 658
  • Number of Illustrations 36 b/w illustrations, 29 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Pain Medicine
    Primary Care Medicine
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Industry Sectors
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“This is a comprehensive review of the management of patients with substance abuse problems geared for the nonexpert. It is a guide for everyday clinicians who are most likely to encounter these patients. … The audience is all healthcare providers who encounter individuals in their practice with substance abuse problems. It also can be an excellent resource for residents, medical students, nurses, and other healthcare providers.” (Michael Easton, Doody's Book Reviews, May, 2015)