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, M.S. 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 20701-O101.
SOURCE American Society of Addiction Medicine