(Most books are available from www.amazon.com and other on-line booksellers.)
Medication-Assisted Treatment and Opioid Addiction
- Addict in the Family – is a reference for persons addicted to substances of abuse, and for their relatives and friends. It provides a practical, no nonsense guide for better understanding drug abuse and the various treatment options available by Dr. Andrew Byrne.
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- Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Booklets for Patients, Families and Friends
A series of three booklets produced in 2009 by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)) are designed to provide basic information about MAT for opioid addiction including medication options for treatment – methadone, naltrexone, and buprenorphine. The booklets also explain how medication options fit into the overall recovery process.
Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction – Facts for Families and Friends
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The Facts About Buprenorphine for Treatment of Opioid Addiction
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The Facts About Naltrexone for Treatment of Opioid Addiction
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- Overcoming Prescription Drug Addiction by Rod Colvin, M.S.
“The public needs to be aware of the use of narcotics and the risk of addiction. They also need to understand that treatment is available. The book also offers anecdotes of recovery from former addicts, along with insights from addiction medicine specialists. This easy-to-read 203-page book would be helpful to both persons who are addicted to prescription opioid drugs as well as their families.
Overcoming Prescription Drug Addiction is available as an e-book for $12.95.
- Professional Perspectives on Addiction Medicine: Understanding Opioid Addiction and the Function of Methadone Treatment
This 125-page book from Santa Clara Valley Health & Hospital System, San Jose, CA, covers all the basics for OTP staff, patients, community leaders, criminal justice system authorities, and interested others.
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- You Can Manage Your Chronic Pain to Live A Good Life
SAMHSA September 2013.
This is a guide that equips people who have chronic pain and mental illness or addiction with tips for working with their healthcare provider to decrease their pain without jeopardizing their recovery. Explores counseling, exercise, and alternative therapy, as well as medications.
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Books on the History of Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT), Drug Policy, Addiction and Recovery
- Addiction Treatment – Science and Policy for the Twenty-first Century
Edited by Jack E. Henningfield, Patricia B. Santora, and Warren K. Bickel, this book examines drug addiction treatment in the United States. It explores specific challenges (scientific, medical, social, and legal) to reaching the goal that treatment for drug addiction should be as accessible as treatments for diseases of the heart, liver, and lungs which often result from the use of addictive drugs. These essays, written by leaders in addiction science, medicine, and health policy, present diverse and often opposing points of view to foster thought and discussion. Addiction Treatment provides a solid foundation for understanding addiction as a treatable illness and for establishing a framework for effective treatment in the twenty-first century.
The book can be ordered online at Amazon.com for $47.00 and free shipping.
- Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs
It is now one hundred years since drugs were first banned in the United States. On the eve of this centenary, journalist Johann Hari set off on an epic three-year, thirty-thousand-mile journey into the war on drugs. What he found is that more and more people all over the world have begun to recognize three startling truths: Drugs are not what we think they are. Addiction is not what we think it is. And the drug war has very different motives to the ones we have seen on our TV screens for so long.
The book can be ordered online at Amazon.com for $16.29 in hard cover and $10.32 in paperback.
Coming to Harm Reduction Kicking & Screaming: Looking for Harm Reduction in a 12-Step World
“Kicking and Screaming” is filled with numerous personal stories from the inside of both 12-Step and harm reduction. It is the first book of its kind, answering the question, “What is harm reduction really and what would the founders of AA actually have thought of it?” “Kicking and Screaming” is a blueprint for a new road to recovery – a new look at recovery – and acts as a bridge between 12-Step and harm reduction for the next generation.
The book can be ordered online at Amazon.com for $14.91.
- Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic
In fascinating detail, Sam Quinones chronicles how, over the past 15 years, enterprising sugar cane farmers in a small county on the west coast of Mexico created a unique distribution system that brought black tar heroin–the cheapest, most addictive form of the opiate, 2 to 3 times purer than its white powder cousin–to the veins of people across the United States. Communities where heroin had never been seen before.
The book can be ordered online at Amazon.com. The hardcover book is $17.87.
- Discovering Addiction – The Science and Politics of Substance Abuse Research (Hardcover)
Authored by Nancy D. Campbell, Discovering Addiction (2007) brings the history of human and animal experimentation in addiction science into the present with a wealth of archival research and dozens of oral-history interviews with addiction researchers. Professor Campbell examines the birth of addiction science—the National Academy of Sciences’s project to find a pharmacological fix for narcotics addiction in the late 1930s—and then explores the human and primate experimentation involved in the succeeding studies of the “opium problem,” revealing how addiction science became “brain science” by the 1990s.
The book can be ordered online at Amazon.com for $61.75 and free shipping.
- The Fix
Published in 2000, The Fix authored by Michael Massing, makes a case for the return of the community-based drug treatment clinic model that was a cornerstone of U.S. drug policy under Richard Nixon. While Nixon’s personal distaste for illegal drugs may have been most evident in his decision to ignore evidence indicating that marijuana use did not lead irreparably to harder drugs, his pragmatism helped him recognize that the problem of narcotics was far more cost-effectively approached as a health issue rather than one strictly of law enforcement. In a narrative that alternates between descriptions of a drug-ridden neighborhood in Harlem and policy makers in the nation’s capital, Massing compellingly argues that the most effective battle against addiction is the creation and maintenance of a comprehensive national treatment system.
The book can be ordered online at Amazon.com for $27.48.
- The History of Addiction Counseling in the U.S.
To celebrate its 40th Anniversary, NAADAC announces the release of The History of Addiction Counseling in the United States: Promoting Personal, Family, and Community Recovery by William L. White, documenting the history of addiction counseling and NAADAC’s role in the profession. The book can be ordered for $10.00 plus shipping at: https://naadac.impakadvance.com/members_online/members/viewitem.asp?item=HISTORY&catalog=ADVC&pn=1&af=NAAD
- The Narcotic Farm: The Rise and Fall of America’s First Prison for Drug Addicts
Published in 2008 by authors Nancy D. Campbell, J.P. Olsen and Luke Walden, this book tells the story of the U.S. Narcotic Farm outside Lexington, Kentucky, in operation from 1935 to 1975. Originally designed to rehabilitate addicts and to find a cure for drug addiction, “Narco,” as the Farm was known locally, served as a federal prison as well. The Farm became a major center for research into drug addiction and its treatment. Scientists at the institution made important advances in using drugs that block the action of opiates and in using methadone to treat heroin withdrawal. (ISBN 0810972867 2008, hardcover, 208pp).
The book can be ordered online at Amazon.com for $20.46.
Clinical Books of Interest
- Principles of Addiction Medicine 5th Edition
This new book from the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) provides a quick reference on virtually all addiction medicine topics.
Further information including the table of contents and ordering information is available.
(Publication date June 2014; paperbound; list price $239.99 plus shipping and taxes). See companion book below The ASAM Essentials of Addiction Medicine.
- Recovery Options: The Complete Guide
Authors Joseph Volpicelli, MD, PhD and Maia Szalavitz provides an in-depth look at the many ways to view alcoholism and other drug addictions, and an overview of addiction treatment research, modalities, and pharmacotherapies. Available at local bookstores (ISBN 047134575X, 2000, paperback, 320pp), or from http://www.amazon.com/ ($11.67 plus shipping) and other online booksellers.
NEWIMG1-Living a Healthy Life with HIV
Completely updated to the current care guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and elsewhere, this book addresses the current emphasis on managing medications for HIV treatment and many of the illnesses that commonly occur along with HIV. (Publication date January 16, 2016 $13.58 paperback). Available from Amazon.com xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- The ASAM Essentials of Addiction Medicine
The ASAM Essentials of Addiction Medicine equips you with the expert know-how you need to provide effective help for your patients. Derived from The ASAM Principles of Addiction Medicine, 5th Edition this companion resource presents the collective wisdom of hundreds of esteemed authorities on the art and science of addition medicine. Yet, it does so in a succinct format that will appeal to specialists seeking a more streamlined, quick-access reference source. Further ordering information is available at: http://www.lww.com/Product/9781451194463?cid=PE-MED-LWW-Psychiatry-Link-ASAM-9781451194463&utm_source=PE&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=PE-MED-LWW-Psychiatry-Link-ASAM-9781451194463
(Publication date May 15, 2015; paperbound; list price $89.99 plus shipping and taxes).
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