Rethinking Substance Abuse

Rethinking Substance Abuse
Author: William R. Miller,Kathleen M. Carroll
Publsiher: Guilford Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2011-08-18
ISBN 10: 1606236997
ISBN 13: 9781606236994
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rethinking Substance Abuse Book Review:

While knowledge on substance abuse and addictions is expanding rapidly, clinical practice still lags behind. This book brings together leading experts to describe what treatment and prevention would look like if it were based on the best science available. The volume incorporates developmental, neurobiological, genetic, behavioral, and social–environmental perspectives. Tightly edited chapters summarize current thinking on the nature and causes of alcohol and other drug problems; discuss what works at the individual, family, and societal levels; and offer robust principles for developing more effective treatments and services.

Facing Addiction in America

Facing Addiction in America
Author: Office of the Surgeon General,U.s. Department of Health and Human Services
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 420
Release: 2017-08-15
ISBN 10: 9781974580620
ISBN 13: 1974580628
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Facing Addiction in America Book Review:

All across the United States, individuals, families, communities, and health care systems are struggling to cope with substance use, misuse, and substance use disorders. Substance misuse and substance use disorders have devastating effects, disrupt the future plans of too many young people, and all too often, end lives prematurely and tragically. Substance misuse is a major public health challenge and a priority for our nation to address. The effects of substance use are cumulative and costly for our society, placing burdens on workplaces, the health care system, families, states, and communities. The Report discusses opportunities to bring substance use disorder treatment and mainstream health care systems into alignment so that they can address a person's overall health, rather than a substance misuse or a physical health condition alone or in isolation. It also provides suggestions and recommendations for action that everyone-individuals, families, community leaders, law enforcement, health care professionals, policymakers, and researchers-can take to prevent substance misuse and reduce its consequences.

Ending Discrimination Against People with Mental and Substance Use Disorders

Ending Discrimination Against People with Mental and Substance Use Disorders
Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences,Committee on the Science of Changing Behavioral Health Social Norms
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 170
Release: 2016-09-03
ISBN 10: 0309439124
ISBN 13: 9780309439121
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ending Discrimination Against People with Mental and Substance Use Disorders Book Review:

Estimates indicate that as many as 1 in 4 Americans will experience a mental health problem or will misuse alcohol or drugs in their lifetimes. These disorders are among the most highly stigmatized health conditions in the United States, and they remain barriers to full participation in society in areas as basic as education, housing, and employment. Improving the lives of people with mental health and substance abuse disorders has been a priority in the United States for more than 50 years. The Community Mental Health Act of 1963 is considered a major turning point in America's efforts to improve behavioral healthcare. It ushered in an era of optimism and hope and laid the groundwork for the consumer movement and new models of recovery. The consumer movement gave voice to people with mental and substance use disorders and brought their perspectives and experience into national discussions about mental health. However over the same 50-year period, positive change in American public attitudes and beliefs about mental and substance use disorders has lagged behind these advances. Stigma is a complex social phenomenon based on a relationship between an attribute and a stereotype that assigns undesirable labels, qualities, and behaviors to a person with that attribute. Labeled individuals are then socially devalued, which leads to inequality and discrimination. This report contributes to national efforts to understand and change attitudes, beliefs and behaviors that can lead to stigma and discrimination. Changing stigma in a lasting way will require coordinated efforts, which are based on the best possible evidence, supported at the national level with multiyear funding, and planned and implemented by an effective coalition of representative stakeholders. Ending Discrimination Against People with Mental and Substance Use Disorders: The Evidence for Stigma Change explores stigma and discrimination faced by individuals with mental or substance use disorders and recommends effective strategies for reducing stigma and encouraging people to seek treatment and other supportive services. It offers a set of conclusions and recommendations about successful stigma change strategies and the research needed to inform and evaluate these efforts in the United States.

Innovations in Adolescent Substance Abuse Interventions

Innovations in Adolescent Substance Abuse Interventions
Author: Eric Wagner,Holly Waldron
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 410
Release: 2001-09-14
ISBN 10: 9780080435770
ISBN 13: 0080435777
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Innovations in Adolescent Substance Abuse Interventions Book Review:

Innovations in Adolescent Substance Abuse Interventions focuses on developmentally appropriate approaches to the assessment, prevention, or treatment of substance use problems among adolescents. Organized into 16 chapters, this book begins with an assessment of adolescent substance use; theory, methods, and effectiveness of a drug abuse prevention approach; and problem behavior prevention programming for schools and community groups. Some chapters follow on the community-, family- and school-based interventions for adolescents with substance use problems. Other chapters explain psychopharmacological therapy; the assertive aftercare protocol for adolescent substance abusers; and twelve-step-based interventions for adolescents.

Trauma and Substance Abuse

Trauma and Substance Abuse
Author: Paige Ouimette,Pamela J. Brown
Publsiher: Amer Psychological Assn
Total Pages: 315
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9781557989383
ISBN 13: 1557989389
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Trauma and Substance Abuse Book Review:

Trauma and Substance Abuse explores the underrecognized connection between trauma, substance use, and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Patients with trauma related distress such as PTSD often have comorbid substance use disorders (SUDs). This book presents cutting-edge research on how often the two disorders co-occur and why. Authors describe models of comorbidity and explore how specific PTSD and substance use symptoms are functionally related to each other. In addition, they suggest assessment approaches and practice guidelines to facilitate proper diagnosis and treatment. Particularly valuable are descriptions of several new treatment approaches that have been developed specifically for PTSD-SUD, including cognitive-behavioral and exposure therapy. This is the first book to evaluate and synthesize the two fields of PTSD and substance use disorder research and treatment. This volume is indispensable for researchers and clinicians seeking a full understanding of the etiology, assessment, and treatment of this challenging dual diagnosis.

Women s Drug and Substance Abuse

Women s Drug and Substance Abuse
Author: Ann Marie Pagliaro,Louis A. Pagliaro
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 536
Release: 2017-09-13
ISBN 10: 1351618253
ISBN 13: 9781351618250
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women s Drug and Substance Abuse Book Review:

This newly revised and expanded edition of Women's Drug and Substance Abuse: A Comprehensive Analysis and Reflective Synthesis offers a unique analysis and synthesis of theory, empirical research, and clinical guidance for treating substance abuse among young, middle-aged, and older women of various racial and sociocultural backgrounds in the United States, 2000 to 2018. This text uses the most current research findings to examine the actions and effects of drugs, women’s patterns of medical and personal use and abuse, and common mental disorders associated with drug use. The authors also present their own empirically-based assessment model as well as prevention and treatment approaches specifically designed for women. Also included in the text is a comprehensive, cross-referenced subject index. Clear, comprehensive, accessible, and fully referenced, this book will be an invaluable resource for students and for professionals in all health and social care disciplines. Women's Drug and Substance Abuse is the 18th clinical pharmacology text that the Pagliaros have written over the past 40 years and is the 6th that deals exclusively with drug and substance abuse.

Neuropathology of Drug Addictions and Substance Misuse Volume 1

Neuropathology of Drug Addictions and Substance Misuse Volume 1
Author: Victor R. Preedy
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 1132
Release: 2016-03-07
ISBN 10: 0128003766
ISBN 13: 9780128003763
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neuropathology of Drug Addictions and Substance Misuse Volume 1 Book Review:

Neuropathology of Drug Addictions and Substance Misuse, Volume One: Foundations of Understanding, Tobacco, Alcohol, Cannabinoids, Opioids and Emerging Addictions provides the latest research in an area that shows that the neuropathological features of one addiction are often applicable to those of others. The book also details how a further understanding of these commonalties can provide a platform for the study of specific addictions in greater depth, all in an effort to create new modes of understanding, causation, prevention, and treatment. The three volumes in this series address new research and challenges, offering comprehensive coverage on the adverse consequences of the most common drugs of abuse, with each volume serving to update the reader’s knowledge on the broader field of addiction, while also deepening our understanding of specific addictive substances. Volume One addresses tobacco, alcohol, cannabinoids, and opioids, with each section providing data on the general, molecular/cellular, and structural/functional neurological aspects of a given substance, along with a focus on the adverse consequences of addictions. Provides a modern approach on the pathology of substances of abuse, offering an evidence based ethos for understanding the neurology of addictions Fills an existing gap in the literature by proving a one-stop-shopping synopsis of everything to do with the neuropathology of drugs of addiction and substance misuse Includes a list of abbreviations, abstracts, applications to other addictions and substance misuse, mini-dictionary of terms, summary points, 6+ figures and tables, and full references in each chapter Offers coverage of preclinical, clinical, and population studies, from the cell to whole organs, and the genome to whole body

Clinical Methods

Clinical Methods
Author: Henry Kenneth Walker,Wilbur Dallas Hall,John Willis Hurst
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 1087
Release: 1990
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: MINN:31951D00416688Z
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Clinical Methods Book Review:

A guide to the techniques and analysis of clinical data. Each of the seventeen sections begins with a drawing and biographical sketch of a seminal contributor to the discipline. After an introduction and historical survey of clinical methods, the next fifteen sections are organized by body system. Each contains clinical data items from the history, physical examination, and laboratory investigations that are generally included in a comprehensive patient evaluation. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Seeking Safety

Seeking Safety
Author: Lisa M. Najavits
Publsiher: Guilford Publications
Total Pages: 401
Release: 2021-05-07
ISBN 10: 1462548571
ISBN 13: 9781462548576
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seeking Safety Book Review:

This manual presents the first empirically studied, integrative treatment approach developed specifically for co-occurring PTSD and substance abuse. For persons with this prevalent and difficult-to-treat dual diagnosis, the most urgent clinical need is to establish safety--to work toward discontinuing substance use, letting go of dangerous relationships, and gaining control over such extreme symptoms as dissociation and self-harm. The manual is divided into 25 specific units or topics, addressing a range of different cognitive, behavioral, and interpersonal domains. Each topic provides highly practical tools and techniques to engage patients in treatment; teach "safe coping skills" that apply to both disorders; and restore ideals that have been lost, including respect, care, protection, and healing. Structured yet flexible, topics can be conducted in any order and in a range of different formats and settings. The volume is designed for maximum ease of use with a large-size format and helpful reproducible therapist sheets and handouts, which purchasers can also download and print at the companion Web page. See also the author's self-help guide Finding Your Best Self, Revised Edition: Recovery from Addiction, Trauma, or Both, an ideal client recommendation.

Substance Abuse Treatment and the Stages of Change Second Edition

Substance Abuse Treatment and the Stages of Change  Second Edition
Author: Gerard J. Connors,Carlo C. DiClemente,Mary Marden Velasquez,Dennis M. Donovan
Publsiher: Guilford Publications
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2015-09-28
ISBN 10: 1462524982
ISBN 13: 9781462524983
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Substance Abuse Treatment and the Stages of Change Second Edition Book Review:

A widely adopted practitioner resource and course text, this book shows how to apply knowledge about behavior change in general -- and the stages-of-change model in particular -- to make substance abuse treatment more effective. The authors are leaders in the field who describe ways to tailor interventions for clients with varying levels of motivation or readiness to change. They draw on cutting-edge theory and research on the transtheoretical model to explain what works (and what doesn't work) at different stages of change. Rich clinical examples illustrate the "whats," "whys," and "how-tos" of using the stages-of-change model to inform treatment planning and intervention for individuals, groups, couples, and families. New to This Edition *Reflects the ongoing development of the stages-of-change model and research advances over the past decade. *Chapter on stage-based brief interventions in health care, social service, and community settings. *Group treatment chapter has been significantly revised. *Expanded coverage of the change processes relevant to each stage. See also Group Treatment for Substance Abuse, Second Edition, by Mary Marden Velasquez et al., a manual for a group-based approach grounded in the transtheoretical model.

Drugs Brains and Behavior

Drugs  Brains  and Behavior
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 29
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: MINN:31951D025861296
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Drugs Brains and Behavior Book Review:

"Drugs, Brains, and Behavior" is an online textbook written by C. Robin Timmons and Leonard W. Hamilton. The book was previously published by Prentice Hall, Inc. in 1990 as "Principles of Behavioral Pharmacology." The authors attempt to develop an understanding of the interpenetration of brain, behavior and environment. They discuss the chemistry of behavior in both the literal sense of neurochemistry and the figurative sense of an analysis of the reactions with the environment.

Psychology of Substance Abuse

Psychology of Substance Abuse
Author: André Luiz Monezi Andrade,Denise De Micheli,Eroy Aparecida da Silva,Fernanda Machado Lopes,Bruno de Oliveira Pinheiro,Richard Alecsander Reichert
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 403
Release: 2021-04-15
ISBN 10: 3030621065
ISBN 13: 9783030621063
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psychology of Substance Abuse Book Review:

This book is a guide for psychologists working with substance users in different healthcare settings, from private clinical practice to larger health institutions and community services. It presents a comprehensive overview of the different aspects involved with substance use disorders from a psychological perspective, from prevention to recovery. The volume offers an integrative view about neurobiological, behavioral and psychosocial aspects related to becoming a substance user; shows how psychological assessment tools can be used to diagnose substance use disorders; describes how different kinds of psychotherapy can be applied in the treatment of substance use disorders; and presents a range of evidence-based clinical and social interventions designed for both prevention and treatment of substance use disorders. Apart from covering the whole range of services related to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of substance use disorders, the volume also shows how these issues can be approached from different theoretical perspectives within psychology, such as: Behavioral and Cognitive Psychology Neuropsychology Existential Psychology Phenomenology Psychoanalysis Analytical Psychology Community and Social Psychology Psychology of Substance Abuse: Psychotherapy, Clinical Management and Social Intervention will be a useful resource for psychologists and other health professionals working with substance users, as well as to undergraduate and graduate students looking for a comprehensive introduction to the psychology of substance abuse.

Child and Adolescent Drug and Substance Abuse

Child and Adolescent Drug and Substance Abuse
Author: Louis A. Pagliaro,Ann Marie Pagliaro
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2019-11-01
ISBN 10: 1351009478
ISBN 13: 9781351009478
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Child and Adolescent Drug and Substance Abuse Book Review:

By offering unique analysis and synthesis of theory, empirical research, and clinical guidance in an up-to-date and unbiased context, this book assists health and social care professionals in understanding the use of drugs and substances of abuse by children and adolescents. A comprehensive reference for health and social care professionals, the book identifies and corrects related false narratives and, with the use of the authors’ combined experience of over 70 years of clinical and academic experience in drug and substance abuse, provides current pharmacotherapeutic and psychotherapeutic approaches for the treatment of alcohol or other dependence or use disorders among children and adolescents. The book also provides a useful reference for identifying brand/trade and street names of the drugs and substances of abuse commonly used by children and adolescents. Also included is a comprehensive, cross-referenced subject index. Clear, comprehensive, accessible, and fully referenced, this book will be an invaluable resource for professionals and students who aim to treat children and adolescents. Child and Adolescent Drug and Substance Abuse is the 19th clinical pharmacology and therapeutic text that the Pagliaros have written over the past 40 years and is the sixth that deals exclusively with drug and substance abuse.

Group Treatment for Substance Abuse Second Edition

Group Treatment for Substance Abuse  Second Edition
Author: Mary Marden Velasquez,Cathy Crouch,Nanette Stokes Stephens,Carlo C. DiClemente
Publsiher: Guilford Publications
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2015-10-22
ISBN 10: 1462523404
ISBN 13: 9781462523405
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Group Treatment for Substance Abuse Second Edition Book Review:

The leading manual on group-based treatment of substance use disorders, this highly practical book is grounded in the transtheoretical model and emphasizes the experiential and behavioral processes of change. The program helps clients move through the stages of change by building skills for acknowledging a problem, deciding to act, developing and executing a plan, and accomplishing other critical tasks. The expert authors provide step-by-step guidelines for implementing the 35 structured sessions, along with strategies for enhancing motivation. In a large-size format with lay-flat binding for easy photocopying, the volume includes 58 reproducible handouts. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials. New to This Edition *Reflects significant developments in research and clinical practice. *Eight new sessions focusing on the brain and substance use, gratitude, self-control, mindfulness, acceptance, and more. *Updated discussions of motivational interviewing and the use of cognitive-behavioral techniques with groups. *41 of the 58 handouts are new or revised; all are now downloadable. See also Substance Abuse Treatment and the Stages of Change, Second Edition, by Gerard J. Connors et al., which explores how the transtheoretical model can inform treatment planning and intervention in diverse clinical contexts.

Substance Abuse

Substance Abuse
Author: Michael Floyd,J. Paul Seale
Publsiher: Radcliffe Publishing
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9781857759129
ISBN 13: 1857759125
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Substance Abuse Book Review:

Written by primary care clinicians and focused to meet the needs of primary care providers, this text demonstrates how the patient-centered clinical method can assist clinicians to learn how to diagnose this complex psychosocial disorder.

Drug and Substance Abuse Among Older Adults

Drug and Substance Abuse Among Older Adults
Author: Louis A. Pagliaro,Ann Marie Pagliaro
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 584
Release: 2022-03-08
ISBN 10: 1000539792
ISBN 13: 9781000539790
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Drug and Substance Abuse Among Older Adults Book Review:

Drug and Substance Abuse Among Older Adults provides a timely, comprehensive overview and analysis of the silent epidemic of drug and substance abuse involving elderly Americans. Combining the authors’ individual 50-plus years of formal academic and clinical experience, the book presents a critical reflective analysis and synthesis of the published research associated with older adult psychotropic drug use and abuse in the United Sates. Chapters delineate related causes and consequences and provide the reader with guidance on how to minimize and effectively deal with this significant and growing problem. Related professional reminders throughout each chapter emphasize and remind readers of important basic content and principles, while common misbeliefs regarding specific abusable psychotropics and their use by older adults are debunked and corrected. Also included are carefully developed figures and tables to supplement chapter content along with explicit guides and tools to facilitate the assessment and diagnosis of abusable psychotropic dependence or use disorder. Health and social care professionals in the U.S. will learn to assess and diagnose abusable psychotropic dependence or use disorders among older adults and to provide clients quickly and accurately with appropriate, efficacious, and empirically validated treatment.

Adolescent Substance Abuse

Adolescent Substance Abuse
Author: John S Wodarski,Marvin D Feit
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2014-04-04
ISBN 10: 1317822773
ISBN 13: 9781317822776
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Adolescent Substance Abuse Book Review:

Here is a comprehensive review of adolescent substance abuse issues and an expansive, empirically based curriculum for school-based programs to teach adolescents about the dangers of drugs and alcohol. The abuse of alcohol and other drugs among young people is a problem of alarming scope and gravity. Adolescent Substance Abuse explores the multiple forces which impact adolescents and can push them toward drug and alcohol abuse. Adolescent Substance Abuse proposes means by which to effect macro-level change in societal norms and values regarding substance abuse. The authors describes in detail an effective means of teaching adolescents about drugs and alcohol using an empirically based teaching method called Teams-Games-Tournaments (TGT). TGT was developed through extensive research on games used as teaching devices. It uses small groups as classroom work units and capitalizes on peer influence by using peers as teachers and supporters. The book explains an effective curriculum which utilizes the TGT approach and provides a program for parents. The curriculum is unique in that it is anchored in empirical data and delivered via adolescent peer groups. Adolescent Substance Abuse addresses other issues pertinent to the reduction of adolescent substance abuse by exploring subsystems of change, including school and peer group environments, home and family, the media, community movements, and business and industry. The book is a great source of innovative ideas for beginning and expert counselors, social workers, mental health professionals, school psychologists, and others who want to prevent adolescent abuse of drugs and alcohol.

Handbook of the Medical Consequences of Alcohol and Drug Abuse

Handbook of the Medical Consequences of Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Author: John Brick
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 638
Release: 2012-04-05
ISBN 10: 113686458X
ISBN 13: 9781136864582
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of the Medical Consequences of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Book Review:

The essential newly-expanded reference that needs to be on the desk of every health care professional who encounters substance abusers. Handbook of the Medical Consequences of Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Second Edition is the newly-updated classic reference text that provides even more detailed and expanded information on the pharmacological, toxicological, and neuropsychological consequences of alcohol and drug abuse. Eight new chapters of crucial information have been added. Written by leading experts in the fields of medical physiology, psychopharmacology, and neuropsychology, this valuable resource provides the detailed alcohol and drug information health professionals in all fields need to know. Handbook of the Medical Consequences of Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Second Edition greatly expands on the expert information provided in the first edition. This text provides reviews of the cardiovascular, neurological, pulmonary, gastrointestinal, psychological, and hepatic effects of commonly abused drugs. The book also provides in-depth explanations of the mechanisms by which these psychoactive drugs exert their biobehavioral effects as well as current thinking about—and definitions of—abuse, dependence, and alcohol/drug use. The Handbook of the Medical Consequences of Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Second Edition includes vital information on: alcohol, including definitions of alcohol use, abuse, and dependence the relationship between alcohol and accidental injuries, alcohol’s effect on skeletal and major organ systems, and its effect on risk factors for certain cancers effects of alcohol and other drugs on neuropsychological function the effects of alcohol on neuron signaling, neurotransmitter function, and alcoholic brain damage and cognitive dysfunction fetal alcohol effects chronic effects of marijuana use on psychological and physical health, including a fair and balanced discussion of the medical marijuana issue the consequences of opiate abuse and methadone pharmacotherapy, including a comparison of the effects of methadone and heroin on organ systems cocaine’s history, the various forms of the drug, and the adverse effects of cocaine on cardiovascular, neurologic, and pulmonary systems the medical consequences of inhalants ranging from benzene to xylene the prenatal effects of nicotine, cocaine, marijuana, and opiates terminology that appears in the current literature on alcohol New topics in the Handbook of the Medical Consequences of Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Second Edition include chapters discussing: chemical dependency in psychiatric patients medical consequences of steroids OTC medications hallucinogens health effects of tobacco, nicotine, and exposure to tobacco smoke interactions of alcohol with other drugs and other medications periodontal effects of alcohol and drug abuse in the oral cavity imaging studies of structural brain changes The Handbook of the Medical Consequences of Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Second Edition is an invaluable resource for physicians, scientists, nurses, psychologists, and alcohol and drug counselors.

Family Solutions for Substance Abuse

Family Solutions for Substance Abuse
Author: Eric E. Mccollum,Terry S Trepper
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2014-02-25
ISBN 10: 1317789946
ISBN 13: 9781317789949
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Family Solutions for Substance Abuse Book Review:

Use goal-oriented techniques for successful family therapy with substance abusers! Family therapy is an essential core competency for substance-abuse counselors, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Family Solutions for Substance Abuse: Clinical and Counseling Approaches delivers the information and techniques you need to effectively treat addicts and their families. By understanding and changing the dynamics of the family system, you will be better able to guide your clients to adopt strategies and behaviors that sustain recovery and maintain healthy relationships. Family Solutions for Substance Abuse provides clear models of diagnosis and intervention for families, whether that means couples, teenagers and their parents, or Mom, Dad, and the kids. The theoretical background on family systems will help you understand the context of the client's addiction and the way it affects and is affected by other family members. Numerous case studies and figures bring the expert advice and theory into the practical realm so you can choose the best strategies for helping the shattered family heal. Family Solutions for Substance Abuse will teach you useful therapeutic skills and strategies, including: understanding interdependence joining with different family members negotiating goals and contracts dealing with family violence assessing motivation handling relapses ending treatment Treating addictions is notoriously difficult for even the most skilled therapist working with the most motivated client. Using the techniques in Family Solutions for Substance Abuse offers you and your clients a better chance at success, because addicts whose families share their treatment are much more likely to stay in counseling and remain clean and sober.

Treatment of Late life Depression Anxiety Trauma and Substance Abuse

Treatment of Late life Depression  Anxiety  Trauma  and Substance Abuse
Author: Patricia A. Areán
Publsiher: Amer Psychological Assn
Total Pages: 253
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 9781433818394
ISBN 13: 1433818396
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Treatment of Late life Depression Anxiety Trauma and Substance Abuse Book Review:

Working with older adults no longer means working exclusively with frail or disabled people. Older adults are healthier now on average than in decades past, but they still require specialized care. Mental health providers are seeing a growing number of older patients in their practice and may have little experience in the best methods for working with them. To fill that gap, Patricia A. Are�n assembled this volume of best practices in treating mental disorders in late life. It includes an overview of geropsychology and the training resources available to help clinicians develop the competencies they need to work with older adults. Chapters focus on evidence-based treatments for late-life depression, anxiety, trauma, and substance abuse disorders, including cognitive behavioral therapy, problem solving treatment, behavioral activation, interpersonal therapy, relaxation training, exposure therapy, substance abuse relapse prevention, and motivational interviewing. Detailed case examples in each chapter illustrate the interventions in action. Although mental disorders are not as common in later life as they are in younger populations, they can be disabling and costly. With the accumulation of evidence over the past twenty-five years, assumptions about whether older adults can benefit from psychotherapy have changed greatly. Not only is psychotherapy a more effective treatment option than medication for many older adults, the effects are as good as those seen in younger adults. This book will help mental health providers take advantage of the latest research and be more effective in their work with older adults.