Book of the Month: Clinical Manual for Treatment of Alcoholism and Addictions

For the month of November, PsychiatryOnline is offering free access to the Clinical Manual for Treatment of Alcoholism and Addictions, by Avram H. Mack, M.D., Amy L. Harrington, M.D., and Richard J. Frances, M.D.

The Clinical Manual for Treatment of Alcoholism and Addictions provides a concise overview of addiction treatment issues relevant to physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers, alcohol and drug counselors, and rehabilitation therapists who are involved in the care of patients with substance use disorders.  The manual

  • Presents an overview of the genetics, biological markers, and pathophysiology of addiction.
  • Covers specific addictive substances in detail—including epidemiology, presentation, and diagnosis.
  • Highlights underlying issues related to each substance and includes sections on polysubstance abuse and psychiatric comorbidity.
  • Touches on various evaluation and assessment tools
  • Reviews psychosocial and pharmacological treatment modalities.

With their vast impact on our culture and society, substance use disorders may well become one of the main challenges for psychiatry in the twenty-first century. Effective approaches to substance use disorders require treatment combinations tailored specifically to each individual. The Clinical Manual for Treatment of Alcoholism and Addictions is an invaluable tool for informing clinicians about the wide array of treatment options available to help their patients who struggle with substance abuse problems. To learn more visit American Psychiatric Publishing.

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