ASAM Publishes Textbook On Addiction Medicine

Oct 15, 1998, 01:00 ET from American Society of Addiction Medicine

    CHEVY CHASE, Md., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Addressing the nation's #1
 health problem, the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) has released
 the Second Edition of its comprehensive textbook on alcohol, nicotine and
 other drug dependencies. Principles of Addiction Medicine (Second Edition)
 encompasses the best original and previously published work in 100 chapters,
 written by 157 authors expert in all aspects of addiction medicine. The text
 was rigorously peer-reviewed and contains over 4,000 references and a 33-page
 index. Allan W. Graham, M.D., FACP, FASAM and Terry K. Schultz, M.D., FASAM
 served as Editors. They were assisted by Associate Editor Bonnie B. Wilford,
     In a statement released today, ASAM President, G. Douglas Talbott, M.D.,
 FASAM said "the central goal of Principles of Addiction Medicine is to improve
 the medical care given to patients with addictive disorders. It offers
 practicing physicians and other health care professionals the most current
 information on developments in basic science and clinical practice, and on
 organization and delivery of chemical dependency services. It represents
 ASAM's unwavering commitment to advancing the understanding of addictive
 disorders on the part of the specialist and primary care physician alike."
     Principles of Addiction Medicine, while a publication of ASAM, is the
 product of intensive collaboration among clinicians, researchers and scholars
 from ASAM, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) and
 the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).
     ASAM is a national medical specialty society of physicians from all areas
 of medicine who are concerned about alcoholism, nicotine and other drug
 dependencies and are engaged in prevention, treatment, research, and
 education. The Society publishes a journal, offers a certification
 examination, and sponsors conferences and courses to educate specialists and
 primary care physicians in addiction medicine and related illnesses.
     Principles is available from the American Society of Addiction Medicine
 for $155.00 for non-members and $130.00 for members. For more information or
 to place an order with ASAM Publications, call 1-800-844-8948, FAX
 301-206-9789, or mail the order to P.O. Box 101, Annapolis Junction, MD

SOURCE American Society of Addiction Medicine