Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry - Committees - Addictions

Committees

Addictions

The first product of this committee, was a position statement on the role of psychiatry in the assessment and treatment of substance abuse and dependence published in the American Journal of Psychiatry in 1991.  More recently we completed a monograph entitled “Addiction Treatment: Avoiding Pitfalls-A Case Approach” which was published in the fall of 1998.  The book relies heavily on case report and case analysis to present a variety of common errors and pitfalls that occur in the treatment of alcoholics and addicts. Currently, we are in the midst of preparing a review and discussion related to the issues of responsibility and choice in addiction.