Addiction Treatment: Science and Policy for the Twenty-First Century Selected as Outstanding Academic Title

Thirty-one leaders in the substance abuse and addiction field, including 12 participants of the Innovators Combating Substance Abuse national program, contributed chapters to this book.

    • February 11, 2009

Addiction Treatment: Science and Policy for the Twenty-First Century, has been selected by Choice magazine as one of the Outstanding Academic Titles of 2008. This book was produced as part of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation national program, Innovators Combating Substance Abuse, supported by the Building Human Capital Portfolio.

Addiction Treatment  examines drug addiction treatment in the United States. Thirty-one leading thinkers in addiction science, medicine and health policy offer their perspectives on what addiction treatment could and should look like in the 21st century, including 12 of the national program’s 20 innovators. 

The Outstanding Academic Titles of 2008 is a prestigious list containing only 10 percent of the scholarly titles reviewed in Choice each year. Choice editors base their selections on the reviewer's evaluation of the work, the editor's knowledge of the field and the reviewer's record. This year's list included nearly 680 books and electronic resources chosen from more than 7,100 titles reviewed by the magazine during the past year.

About the Book’s Editors

Jack E. Henningfield, Ph.D., is an adjunct professor of behavioral biology and director of the Innovators Combating Substance Abuse Program at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and vice president for research and health policy at Pinney Associates, a consulting firm in Bethesda, Md., that specializes in science policy and regulatory issues concerning public health, medication development, and treatment of tobacco addiction. 

Patricia B. Santora is an assistant professor of psychiatry and deputy director of the Innovators Combating Substance Abuse Program at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Warren K. Bickel, Ph.D., is the Wilbur D. Mills Chair of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Prevention, and is the director of the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.