Publisher description for Translation of addictions science into practice / edited by Peter M. Miller and David J. Kavanaugh.

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Recent advances in the understanding of the genetic, neurochemical, behavioral and cultural underpinnings of addiction have led to rapid advances in the understanding of addiction as a disease. In fact, advances in basic science and the development of new pharmacological and behavioral therapies associated with them are appearing faster than can be assimilated not only by clinical researchers but practitioners and policy makers as well. Translation of science-based addictions knowledge into improved prevention, assessment and treatment, and communication of these changes to researchers and practitioners are significant challenges to the field.

The general aim of this book is to summarize current and potential linkages between advances in addiction science and innovations in clinical practice. Whilst this book is primarily focused on translation, it also encompasses some scientific advances that are relevant to dissemination, and the book is itself a tool for disseminating innovative thinking.

The goal is to generate interest in application opportunities from both recent research and theoretical advances.

*Provides a much needed resource for translating current research into clinical practice
*Focuses upon alcohol, tobacco, and substance abuse addictions
*Addresses method of research and best dissemination techniques

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Drug abuse -- Physiological aspects.
Substance abuse -- Physiological aspects.
Drug abuse -- Treatment.
Substance abuse -- Treatment.