Addiction Medicine Best Books

 What is Addiction Medicine?

Addiction medicine is a subspecialty in psychiatry with focus on diagnosis and treatment of various addiction disorders.  Addiction medicine fellowships usually include inpatient and outpatient alcohol and drug abuse management, emergency psychiatry, cognitive behavioral therapy, dual diagnosis and pain management.

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Psychiatrist and fellows in training in the field of addiction medicine usually refer to books that help them managing the cases they face daily. The American Society of Addiction Medicine as well as other authors provide good resources for resident and fellows as well as for those in clinical practice.

Best Books for fellows and physicians in addictive medicine:

Principles of Addictive Medicine

Cognitive Therapy in Substance Abuse

Clinical Manual of Addiction Psychopharmacology

For Quick References in your pocket you can use:

The ASAM handbook of Addiction Medicine

Pocket Guide to Addiction Assessment and Treatment

Residents in general psychiatry or in addiction psychiatry rotation can benefit from the ASAM Essentials Book. This book is also helpful for the addiction medicine board review.

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