New Addiction Research Handbook Co-Authored by KU Addiction Center Scientists

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A field guide to research on the scope, methods and etiology of addiction published by Cambridge University Press and featuring chapters written by three KU scientists aims to be a comprehensive resource for researchers in this broad field. 

The Cambridge Handbook of Substance and Behavioral Addictions, edited by Steve Sussman, includes chapters authored by David P. Jarmolowicz, Derek D. Reed, and Michael Amlung, all scientists at KU’s Cofrin Logan Center for Addiction Research and Treatment at the Life Span Institute. They are among 100 authors from six countries who address topics such as philosophical and legal issues in the field, behavioral economics, the strengths and weaknesses of clinical and research methods, neurobiology, cognition, environment, as well as the prevention and treatment of addictions both familiar and seldom studied.

"This new handbook provides a comprehensive account of current scientific understanding of causes, consequences, and treatments for a range of addictive disorders," said Amlung, associate director for training at the Cofrin Logan Center and associate professor of applied behavioral science. "We are excited to contribute multiple chapters to this volume alongside many of the world's leading scientists and clinicians in the field."