Description : A thorough examination of nearly everything known about the prevention and treatment of alcohol problems, this volume is directed particularly at people interested in conducting research and at agencies supporting research into the phenomenon of drinking. The book essentially is two volumes in one. The first covers progress and potential in the prevention of alcohol problems, ranging from the predispositions of the individual to the temptations posed by the environment. The second contains a history and appraisal of treatment methods and their costs, including the health consequences of alcohol abuse. A concluding section describes the funding and research policy emphases believed to be necessary for various aspects of research into prevention and treatment.
Description : This highly valuable book provides information on the problem of relapse in alcoholism and drug addiction. Experts address conceptual issues, summarize research on relapse, and explore a variety of theoretical and clinical models of relapse prevention. Several chapters describe practical applications of relapse prevention approaches used in both inpatient and outpatient clinical settings. Rather than adhere to one particular approach, this volume presents diverse viewpoints on clinical applications of relapse prevention. Intended for all professionals in medicine, psychiatry, social work, psychology, and nursing who work with individuals who have alcohol or other drug problems. Of particular interest to clinicians who treat alcoholics and drug abusers as well as administrators or supervisors who wish to develop and implement new types of relapse prevention programs. Unique in that it addressed conceptual, research, and clinical perspectives. Contributors, many who have published extensively on the subject, include a range of individuals, from those involved in academic research to those who work on the front lines in treatment facilities. SOFT BACKCOVER COPYRelapse: Conceptual, Research, and Clinical Perspectives provides new and valuable information on the problem of relapse with alcoholics and drug addicts. Some of the most respected authorities in the field describe practical applications of relapse prevention approaches used in both inpatient and outpatient clinical settings. They also discuss important conceptual issues, review the research on relapse, and explore theoretical and clinical models of relapse prevention. In recent years, increasing attention has been paid to the problem of relapse in chemically dependent individuals. With advanced research into the causes of relapse and the effectiveness of relapse prevention treatment models and new approaches to relapse prevention, more patients and their families are receiving specialized relapse prevention education and treatment focusing on long-term maintenance. Subsequently, all professionals in medicine, psychiatry, social work, psychology, and nursing who work with individuals who have alcohol or other drug problems will find it essential to read this up-to-the-minute volume. Clinicians who treat alcoholics and drug abusers and administrators or supervisors who wish to develop and implement new types of relapse prevention programs will applaud the comprehensive insights and applications featured in Relapse: Conceptual, Research, and Clinical Perspectives. Here's what you will find: A summary of the existing research and literature on relapse and relapse prevention, providing a broad overview of the current state of knowledge A description of four clinical treatment approaches commonly used in the chemical dependency field--the cognitive-behavioral approach based on the self-efficacy theory, the Psychoeducational Model of Relapse Prevention, the Marlatt and Gordon "self-management" approach, and the CENAPS model An examination of the content and structure of relapse prevention programs and the application of various approaches in several clinical contexts, including a six-month outpatient program, an intensive nonresidential rehabilitation program, a 28-day residential program, a therapeutic community, and a program used with adult chronic marijuana users
Description : A major national goal is to improve the health of the populace while advancing our opportunities to pursue happiness. Simulta neously, there are both increasing health costs and increasing demands that more be accomplished with less financial support. The number of deaths attributable to the consumption of alcohol in the US is about 100,000 per year, and the annual cost of this addiction is over $100 billion. Improved treatment methods can both reduce these costs and improve health by preventing the continued exposure of abusers to the toxic effects of alcohol. This third volume of Drug and Alcohol Abuse Reviews focuses on the strategies currently thought best for the treatment of alcohol and tobacco abuse. A variety of approaches to treating alcohol abuse employ those psychosocial factors that are known to influence alcohol use in youth and adults. Pharmacotherapy has also been evaluated at the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism by leaders in alcohol treatment research. One key review investigates forming a developmental framework for the treatment of adolescent alcohol abusers, a major challenge. Although the main emphasis is on the treatment of alcoholism, a major cofactor for many drug users is nicotine (tobacco) addiction, whose treatment is also reviewed. And the roles of learning and outpatient services are shown to affect treatment significantly. Thus, the problems confronted and solutions used in alcohol abuse treatment have here been analyzed in concise reviews that provide evidence for today's best hypoth eses and conclusions.
Description : In this congressionally mandated study, an expert committee of the Institute of Medicine takes a close look at where treatment for people with alcohol problems seems to be headed, and provides its best advice on how to get there. Careful consideration is given to how the creative growth of treatment can best be encouraged while keeping costs within reasonable limits. Particular attention is devoted to the importance of developing therapeutic approaches that are sensitive to the special needs of the many diverse groups represented among those who have developed problems related to their use of "man's oldest friend and oldest enemy." This book is the most comprehensive examination of alcohol treatment to date.
Description : Here is a compendium of authoritative viewpoints about the advantages and disadvantages of moderation outcomes and moderation-oriented treatments for alcoholic persons. This important and highly controversial contemporary issue in alcoholism is explored from both pro and con positions by leading experts in the field, providing an up-to-date, balanced, and scholarly exchange.
Description : With the recent increase in the scope of drug and alcohol problems has come an awareness of the need for solutions. In this context, federal support for research on drug problems increased tremendously during the last 10 to 15 years with the establishment of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). Funding from these and other sources has led to a substantial increase in the quantity and quality ofpublished work related to substance abuse. As data accumulate, it is becoming more apparent that substance abuse problems are extremely complex and are influenced by a variety ofbiological psychological, and environmental variables. Un fortunately it has proved difficult to go beyond this conclusion to a de scription of how these multiple factors work tagether to influence the development of, and recovery from, drug and alcohol dependence. The purpose of this book is to try to meet that objective by including, in one volume, Iiterature reviews and theoretical analyses from a wide variety of drug researchers. We chose the authors in an attempt to assure that each of the various Ievels of analysis appropriate to the substance abuse problems would be included. In each case, the author was asked to consider how the variables in is or her particular domain might con tribute to the appearance of individual differences in both alcohol and drug problems.
Description : Essential evidence-based strategies for the prevention and reduction of alcohol abuse among college students With contributions from notable substance abuse researchers, this practical guide presents clear strategies for prevention of and interventions for alcohol abuse in the college-age population. Ranging from community-based prevention programs to individual, motivational, and interview-based approaches, College Student Alcohol Abuse explores: The leading theories used to conceptualize college student drinking and related problems, with an emphasis on the clinical implications of each perspective Epidemiology of student drug use—including illicit drugs and nonmedical use of prescription drugs The spectrum of empirically supported prevention programs with a focus on best practices and materials How to conduct assessments and create intervention programs for students with substance abuse problems A must-have resource for every college administrator, resident staff member, and addiction counselor who works with this unique population, College Student Alcohol Abuse translates the latest research findings and interventions into clear and evidence-based strategies for assessing and treating college students who are abusing alcohol.
Description : This volume reviews a range of empirically supported approaches to prevention and treatment of adolescent substance use problems. The focus is on motivationally based brief interventions that can be delivered in a variety of contexts, that address key developmental considerations, and that draw on cutting-edge knowledge on addictive behavior change. From expert contributors, coverage encompasses alcohol skills training; integrative behavioral and family therapy; motivational interviewing; interventions for dually diagnosed youth; Internet-based education, prevention, and treatment; and applications to HIV prevention. The volume is extensively referenced and includes numerous clinical illustrations and vignettes.
Description : This sixteenth volume in Recent Developments in Alcoholism focuses on treatment research. Sections on methodology, psychosocial treatments, pharmacotherapy, other treatment topics, and research priorities are included. In addition to series editor Marc Galanter, section editors include John P. Allen, Richard Fuller, Raye Litten, and Michael Eckardt.