The American Society of Addiction Medicine Handbook on Pain and Addiction

The American Society of Addiction Medicine Handbook on Pain and Addiction

Ilene Robeck, Melvin Pohl, Michael Weaver, Mark Weiner, Herbert Malinoff, Cory Waller, William Haning, and Bonnie B. Wilford

Print publication date: Mar 2018

ISBN: 9780190265366

Publisher: Oxford University Press


The ASAM Handbook on Pain and Addiction provides clinical guidance to health care professionals who treat patients with co-occurring pain and addiction. Produced by the largest medical society dedicated to the improvement of addiction care, the handbook takes an evidence-based approach. Its advice is based on the current scientific literature and the advice of well-regarded organizations and government agencies, including NIDA, CDC, SAMHSA, PCSS-O, and ASAM itself. The ASAM Handbook is organized in five sections, which cover the core concepts of pain and addiction; diagnosis and treatment; treating pain in patients with, or at risk for, addiction; treating substance use disorders (SUD) and addiction in patients with co-occurring pain; and adapting treatment to the needs of specific populations. Each chapter concludes with suggestions for further reading on the topics discussed. The Handbook is ideal for primary care practitioners, mental health clinicians, addiction clinicians, and pain clinicians who wish to bridge the knowledge gap related to treating patients suffering from both pain and addiction.

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