Description : At last, a book that defines a new language for treating substance abuse in an increasingly culturally diverse population. Until now, therapists, counselors, and teachers who treat addiction within the context of the whole family have had to make do with outdated one-size-fits-all theories and treatment programs. Bridges to Recovery is the first book to bring together experts from three major fields within psychotherapy -- family therapy, addiction counseling and multicultural treatment -- to provide a practical and flexible framework for working with families within their individual cultural contexts. Drawing upon case studies, clinical anecdotes and proven treatment methods, Bridges to Recovery provides practitioners with a unique insight into the individual cultural nuances that make addiction recovery a very personal journey. Jo-Ann Krestan, co-author of the classic book The Responsibility Trap: A Blueprint for Treating the Alcoholic Family, and her contributors integrate the latest ideas and research to offer a foundation for addiction treatment that brings to the forefront the cultural thinking that affects alcohol and drug use/abuse among Native Americans, Jewish Americans, African Americans, West Indians, Asian Americans, Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans and groups of European origin. This book will be an invaluable asset to teachers and students in clinical social work, psychology and substance abuse counseling programs, setting the standard for education and treatment at the beginning of the 21st century.
Description : Based on their experience as psychologists, the authors identify the signs of drug abuse, describe treatment alternatives, and outline principles for family survival
Description : This book is a basic resource of knowledge about alcoholism and drug addiction. The authors cover the scientific and clinical aspects of chemical dependency in a balanced way with case vignettes to illustrate clinical issues. The book is suitable for a number of student needs. Students preparing for the Certified Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) examination will find topics discussed that are drawn from the certification examination requirements. The text can stand as a main source for college-level courses in addictions or chemical dependancy in the mental health health programs, and can be used as a college or stand-alone introduction to chemical dependancy and counseling. Psychologists, social workers, clergy, and other professional counselors who wish to supplement their knowledge about chemical dependancy will find this text serves as a valuable reference. After an introduction to the general problems of substance abuse counseling, the authors delineate the different types of drugs and their effects, organize the relevant information used in the assessment and diagnosis of addictions, integrate knowledge of human development with causes of dependancy and addiction, and explore the impact of addiction on health and the family. They then focus on the principles of chemical abuse counseling, including treatment planning, the different schools of counseling, how to understand and manage relapse, and special populations. They conclude with ethical considerations involved in treating chemical abusers. The authors believe that chemical dependency counseling is the only profession that treats substance abuse as a primary disorder and disease with its own causes, course, progression and complication. Chemical dependency counseling must deal with and absorb a complex and intriguing web of fact and theory drawn from sciences, medicine, and other fields. But the practical side of chemical dependency counseling remains an art and a science. This book offers a whole set of specific techniques
Description : "Edith M. Freeman's Substance Abuse Treatment is long overdue and warmly welcomed. . . . The book offers a refreshing examination of both life cycle and multicultural aspects of substance abuse treatment, all cast within the family systems framework. . . . This book should go a long way in guiding social workers and other professionals who are increasingly dealing with substance abusing clients toward integrating family and family systems into their practice with this population." --Bradley Googins in Social Work in Health Care "Attention to diversity issues enriches the variety of family structures, functions, and forms that are considered. Each chapter also contains helpful case examples and specific recommendations for practitioners. A person-in-environment approach is consistently maintained, and a strengths perspective is endorsed--a helpful antidote to the usual addiction material that emphasizes individual deficits and sanctions in the medical model. . . . The book would be valuable as a text in a course on family interventions or as a supplementary text in courses on practice and addictions." --Rita Rhodes in Families in Society Edith M. Freeman's pioneering effort utilizes a family systems perspective as a framework for understanding, treating, and preventing substance abuse. Without minimizing the importance of the biological, social, or psychological theoretical explanations of substance abuse, Substance Abuse Treatment explores the myriad variables that are needed to provide a richer explanation of any phenomenon pertaining to substance abuse. Such topics as treating substance abuse across the life span, multicultural approaches, and co-dependency are discussed in detail. Each chapter includes a case study or vignette that highlights individual and family life cycle issues relevant to substance abuse treatment. Written by an outstanding blend of practitioners and educators, this thoughtful, challenging, scholarly but practical collection of articles is a major contribution to the substance abuse and family therapy fields. "Freeman has assembled an impressive array of contributors in a volume that contains theory, practice, and research in family systems approaches to substance abuse. . . . The book includes practical information, suing a person-in-environment focus that is applicable to research and practice. It is a valuable addition for all who work with substance abuse problems." --The American Journal of Family Therapy
Description : This book provides information regarding the enormity of substance abuse problems in the population, how to assess the problems, and how to treat individuals and families who seek assistance. It educates beginning clinicians and counselors about substance abuse by guiding them through the process of working with substance-abuse clients. Written in an understandable, and easy-to-grasp manner, it covers the basics of substance use and abuse—Terminology, physiology, psychokinetics, and psychodynamics. Case histories are used in selected chapters to help readers integrate the various approaches by offering a sample of the types of issues presented when working with this population. An emphasis on special populations includes minority populations, women, elderly, special needs groups, and children/youth. For substance abuse counselors seeking information on the stages of counseling—from assessment and diagnosis through relapse prevention.
Description : This is a comprehensive clinical resource for addiction counselors who want to learn about the psychological components of the problem, for individual therapists—dynamic, cognitive, and behavioral—who want to understand systems approaches in order to draw on a broader repertoire of useful interventions, and for couple and family therapists who want to learn more about the intrapsychic, biological, and pharmacological aspects of addiction. Dr. Jerome D. Levin takes the reader down the parallel paths of addiction treatment and individual and family therapy until they meet on the bridge of actual clinical practice. Practitioner, professor, prolific author, and respected authority in the field, Dr. Levin uses approaches to the treatment of alcoholism as a model for illustrating how theory, research, technique, and flying by the seat of the professional pants can integrate into a therapeutic style to help substance abusers and their partners and families.
Description : Leading clinicians discuss the latest evidence-based approaches to working with families that have an addicted or substance abusing member Family Intervention in Substance Abuse: Current Best Practices gathers together in one easy-to-read volume the most effective family-based clinical approaches to work with families and the difficult issues of substance abuse. The field's most respected and best known clinicians discuss the latest interventions that prove most effective and how to easily integrate them into clinical practice. This unique text is ideal for clinical trainers and professors working with students in the addictions and family therapy fields. Family Intervention in Substance Abuse: Current Best Practices provides students, practicing professionals, and educators with a range of clinical strategies from engaging resistant substance abusers into treatment, to therapy from a systemic viewpoint, to relapse prevention. This essential text comprehensively discusses nine of the most current and evidence-based approaches to working with families that have an addicted or substance abusing member. Each chapter contains basic theoretical descriptions, case applications, practical points for implementation, reviews of the outcome studies, and extensive bibliographies. Topics discussed in Family Intervention in Substance Abuse: Current Best Practices include: “Family systems” interventions Motivational Interviewing stages of family recovery from addiction integration of clinical work with Twelve Step programs strategies for engaging reluctant alcohol and other drug abusers working with adolescent alcohol and other drug abusers behavioral couples work for alcoholism and drug abuse and more! Family Intervention in Substance Abuse: Current Best Practices is an invaluable resource for students, counselors, social workers, addiction specialists, marriage and family therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, and professors and trainers in the fields of addiction and family therapy.
Description : Most mental health professionals are ill prepared to help the alcoholic or drug abuser to recover, even though addicted people and their families regularly turn to them for help. For many such patients, years of therapy have meant that they have achieved "insight", but their drinking has continued. How can we engage and treat these troubled people more effectively? In this book, Marc Galanter outlines an innovative approach to office-based addiction treatment in which the therapist assembles a support network of family members and friends to meet with the patient and therapist at regular intervals. The bonds of social cohesion in the network aid the patient in overcoming denial, achieving abstinence, and avoiding relapse. The network approach thereby provides a remarkably effective vehicle for bringing substance abusers into treatment and helping them achieve recovery. This is also the first approach to the treatment of substance abuse that integrates individual psychotherapy with support from family and friends. It employs contemporary approaches like relapse prevention, and helps introduce patients to Alcoholics Anonymous. Dr. Galanter defines how treatment is implemented and then illustrates his technique with many case studies. He provides a full explanation of what addiction is, from both a psychological and a pharmacological perspective. The book demonstrates that addicted people can be treated effectively with this combination of individual therapy, self-help, and peer support.