Description : Written specifically for the office-based psychotherapist, this practical guide describes how to detect, assess, diagnose, and treat clients presenting with a range of alcohol and drug problems. Detailed is an integrated, flexible psychotherapeutic approach that emphasizes building a strong therapeutic relationship, engaging clients "where they are," and addressing substance use within the larger context of their lives. The authors describe in very pragmatic terms how to use a combination of motivational, cognitive-behavioral, 12-step, and psychodynamic techniques with clients in different stages of change. Techniques are brought to life with numerous case vignettes, and appendices include reproducible client forms and handouts.
Description : Because substance abuse is common among persons seeking mental health services, it is important for mental health professionals who don't specialize in substance abuse to be able to ascertain the possible involvement of alcohol or drug abuse when assessing a client. This practical new volume provides all the information general psychotherapists and mental health clinicians need to properly identify, assess, treat, and/or refer a client who is using psychoactive substances. Unlike other resources on the treatment of substance abuse, this volume is accessibly written for nonspecialists working in mental health facilities, hospitals, private practice, or other clinical settings, though specialists, too, will find many chapters of practical utility.
Description : There has been recent attention given to overcome the gulf between the treatment of alcoholism and research on alcoholism. This book is a practical step to “bridge the gap”. There is a great body of useful research on alcohol and alcoholism, which has been conducted in the past 25 years. This book includes this research for important contributions to the understanding of alcoholism and treatment. This book gives the reader an introduction to research methods and other knowledge bases, while discussing current alcohol research and suggests clinical applications. Each subsequent chapter focuses on a specific variable and its methodology.
Description : Provides a guide to harm reduction therapy, which calls for identifying and managing the underlying problem while maintaining an "acceptable" or functional level of substance use.
Description : Despite the frequent co-occurrence of alcohol & tobacco addiction, until recently little was known about the relationship between ethanol & nicotine. This compendium is based on presentations at a symposium held in 1994. Scientists at the conference were senior researchers concerned with co-occurrence of alcohol & tobacco dependence. They summarized the state of knowledge on a specific topic in their assigned domains & identify issues most in need of further investigation. The papers are in 2 sections: psychosocial & biological mechanisms of alcohol-tobacco use: & alcohol-tobacco use & dependence: treatment, early intervention, & policy. Illustrations.
Description : This thoroughly updated resource is the only comprehensive anthology addressing frameworks for treatment, therapeutic modalities, and specialized clinical issues, themes, and dilemmas encountered in clinical social work practice. Editor Jerrold R. Brandell and other leading figures in the field present carefully devised methods, models, and techniques for responding to the needs of an increasingly diverse clientele. Key Features Coverage of the most commonly used theoretical frameworks and systems in social work practice Entirely new chapters devoted to clinical responses to terrorism and natural disasters, clinical case management, neurobiological theory, cross-cultural clinical practice, and research on clinical practice Completely revised chapters on psychopharmacology, dynamic approaches to brief and time-limited clinical social work, and clinical practice with gay men Content on the evidentiary base for clinical practice New, detailed clinical illustrations in many chapters offering valuable information about therapeutic process dimensions and the use of specialized methods and clinical techniques
Description : How can the group setting be used to treat those with drug and alcohol problems? Many professionals working across a variety of addictions settings find themselves working in groups and tackling complex issues; however, there is often very little initial training or on-the-job support to help them in this challenging task. Principles and Practice of Group Work in Addictions has been written with the aim of addressing the key areas in working with drug and alcohol misuse while providing practical solutions to the more common problems that emerge in group work. Drawing on the expertise of clinicians who work in the field of addictions, this book offers readers practical advice for everyday practice. Divided into three sections it covers: core group work in addictions practical issues and solutions to common problems specific issues within the field of addictions. Principles and Practice of Group Work in Addictions is illustrated throughout with practical case examples, providing the reader with an insight into group work in this area. The book will supply guidance for mental health professionals including clinicians, psychologists, nurses and medical staff who encounter group work in addictions for the first time, as well as providing further knowledge and support to those who already work in the field.
Description : Filled with helpful resources and illuminating case studies, Healing Addiction provides you with an integrative guide to understanding and treating addiction that brings together the latest neuroscience, pharmacology, social understanding, and psychological research. It is a key resource for professionals in the addiction community, for social scholars and policymakers, and for the interested general reader.
Description : Completely rewritten from cover to cover, the contemporary new 8th edition of CONCEPTS OF CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY provides comprehensive coverage and the latest information on a full spectrum of substance use disorders and the compounds commonly abused. Topics include: the abuse of and addiction to alcohol; how the active agent in marijuana, THC, affects neural growth and development; the emerging body of evidence suggesting a relationship between marijuana abuse and psychotic disorders; the emerging body of evidence suggesting that marijuana is not as benign as it was thought to be even a few years ago; and updated information on the abuse of cough syrups, a trend that has evolved in adolescent substance abusers in the past decade. Adding to the book’s usefulness and relevance, Doweiko also covers topics not usually discussed in other substance abuse texts, including: abuse of anabolic steroids; inhalants; many of the forms of infectious disease associated with substance abuse; how the war on drugs has actually contributed to the problem of substance abuse/addiction in this country; the relationship between substance abuse and many infectious diseases; and the latest information on the medical marijuana debate. Providing a comprehensive overview of the problems of substance abuse and addiction, students report that they appreciate the author’s balanced approach in contrast to a tendency to preach to the reader that drugs are bad for you. Student feedback indicates that they value the clear and detailed information provided, allowing the student to form their own opinion about the compound(s) being discussed in each chapter. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.