This respected text from the American Society of Addiction Medicine is valuable for all physicians and mental-health personnel who specialise in addiction medicine and who treat patients with addiction disorders. The chapters blend scientific principles underlying addiction with the practical essentials of clinical addiction medicine. Many of the contributors are affiliated with leading government agencies that study addiction and its science, such as the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The book will appeal to a wide and interdisciplinary range of professionals, especially those with special training in addiction medicine offered either by the American Board of Internal Medicine or the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. A companion Website will offer the fully searchable text.