Drug Abuse and Addiction in Medical Illness

Causes, Consequences and Treatment

  • Joris C. Verster
  • Kathleen Brady
  • Marc Galanter
  • Patricia Conrod

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Drug Abuse and Addiction – An Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Margriet van Laar
      Pages 3-23
    3. Mark T. Fillmore
      Pages 25-34
    4. Natalie Castellanos-Ryan, Patricia Conrod
      Pages 47-62
    5. Jonathan A. Hollander, Paul J. Kenny
      Pages 63-72
    6. David Belin, Jeffrey W. Dalley
      Pages 73-93
    7. Ahmed Elkashef, Ivan Montoya
      Pages 107-119
  3. Drugs of Abuse

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. A. E. Goudriaan, K. J. Sher
      Pages 123-136
    3. Erika B. Litvin, Joseph W. Ditre, Bryan W. Heckman, Thomas H. Brandon
      Pages 137-150
    4. Gerry Jager
      Pages 151-162
    5. Anne P. Daamen, Renske Penning, Tibor Brunt, Joris C. Verster
      Pages 163-173
    6. A. C. Parrott
      Pages 175-188
    7. Ty. A. Ridenour, Matthew O. Howard
      Pages 189-199
    8. Kim Wolff
      Pages 201-211
    9. Megan E. McLarnon, Sean P. Barrett, Tracy L. Monaghan, Sherry H. Stewart
      Pages 213-230
    10. Alyson Bond, Malcolm Lader
      Pages 231-239

About this book


Drug abuse and addiction are common in clinical practice. Often they interfere with patient treatment or require an alternative approach. Drug Abuse and Addiction in Medical Illness: Causes, Consequences, and Treatment is a major contribution to the literature, a gold standard title offering a comprehensive range of topics for those who care for patients with addiction, conduct research in this area, or simply have an interest in the field.   Offering state-of-the-art information for all those working with drug abusing or addicted patients, or for those interested in this topic from other research perspectives, the volume is a first of its kind book -- rich, comprehensive, yet focused, addressing the needs of the very active theoretical, basic, and clinical research in the field. Comprised of 46 chapters organized in four sections and developed by the leading international experts, Drug Abuse and Addiction in Medical Illness: Causes, Consequences, and Treatment covers virtually every core, as well as contemporary, topic on addiction, from the established theories to the most modern research and development in the field.  Enhancing the educational value of the volume, every chapter includes an abstract and two boxes summarizing learning objectives and directions for future research.  Drug Abuse and Addiction in Medical Illness: Causes, Consequences, and Treatment discusses the topic in a authoritative, systematic manner and is an indispensable reference for all clinicians and researchers interested in this rapidly changing field.

Editors and affiliations

  • Joris C. Verster
    • 1
  • Kathleen Brady
    • 2
  • Marc Galanter
    • 3
  • Patricia Conrod
    • 4
  1. 1.Inst. Pharmaceutical Sciences, Department of PsychopharmacologyUtrecht UniversityUtrechtNetherlands
  2. 2.Dept. PsychiatryMedical University of South CarolinaCharlestonUSA
  3. 3.School of Medicine, Div. Alcoholism & Drug AbuseNew York UniversityNew YorkUSA
  4. 4.Institute of Psychiatry, King's College LondonNational Addiction CentreLondonUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-3375-0
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-3374-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-3375-0
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