Perspectives on Addiction

Author: Margaret Fetting
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412990998
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Perspectives on Addiction presents a comprehensive, rigorous, and reflective overview of the complex and controversial field of chemical dependency. It is designed for students and clinicians who come in contact with and treat individuals and families struggling with the causes and consequences of substance use disorders. The user-friendly approach to serious content encourages active participation in the learning experience and is designed to have a personal, professional, educational and treatment impact. Readers will develop a novel appreciation for a human desire that pleasures, confounds, and destroys.

Harm Reduction Psychotherapy

Author: Andrew Tatarsky, PhD
Publisher: Jason Aronson
ISBN: 1461628709
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Harm reduction is a framework for helping drug and alcohol users who cannot or will not stop completely_the majority of users_reduce the harmful consequences of use. Harm reduction accepts that abstinence may be the best outcome for many but relaxes the emphasis on abstinence as the only acceptable goal and criterion of success. Instead, smaller incremental changes in the direction of reduced harmfulness of drug use are accepted. This book shows how these simple changes in emphasis and expectation have dramatic implications for improving the effectiveness of psychotherapy.

Empowerment Series Introduction to Social Work Social Welfare Critical Thinking Perspectives

Author: Karen K. Kirst-Ashman
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305856082
Format: PDF, ePub
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Karen K. Kirst-Ashman's introductory book enhances readers' ability to grasp the essence and spirit of generalist social work and the issues in social welfare that social workers address every day. Giving those who are contemplating a career in social work a solid introduction to the profession, Kirst-Ashman presents a balanced introductory look within a unifying theme of critical thinking that trains readers to be more evaluative of key concepts. This fifth edition is completely updated in every chapter, and includes practice concepts, social welfare policy concepts, history and current state of the profession, the contexts of practice and populations served, and professional development. Written in a clear and straightforward manner, the book provides numerous case examples to illustrate social work practice. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Perspectives on Substance Use Disorders and Addiction

Author: Margaret Fetting
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483377776
Format: PDF, Docs
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Perspectives on Substance Use, Disorders and Addiction, Second Edition, is a philosophical and clinical text that suggests new ways to think about the relationships, enjoyment, and troubles with substances of pleasure. The book is designed for students and clinicians who come in contact with and treat individuals and families struggling with the causes and consequences of substance use disorders and addiction. The second edition of Perspectives presents a refreshing blend of ancient and contemporary ideas on the natural pleasures and potential powers of alcohol and drugs in our everyday individual and collective lives.

Clinical Textbook of Addictive Disorders Third Edition

Author: Richard J. Frances
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1606234196
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This authoritative work comprehensively examines all aspects of addictive disorders and their treatment. Leading researchers and practitioners identify best practices in assessment and diagnosis and provide tools for working with users of specific substances. Issues in working with particular populations--including polysubstance abusers, culturally diverse patients, women, and older adults--are addressed, and widely used psychosocial and pharmacological treatment approaches are reviewed. An indispensable text for anyone studying or treating these prevalent, challenging disorders, the book describes ways to tailor interventions to each patient’s needs while delivering compassionate, evidence-based care.

Comprehensive Care for Complex Patients

Author: Steven A. Frankel
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 110702515X
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An innovative guide for all physicians, especially psychiatrists, who are challenged to work with complex, resource demanding patients.

Integrated Treatment for Co Occurring Disorders

Author: Jack Klott
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118421035
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The definitive guide to identify, assess, and create individualized treatment plans for high-risk clients who suffer from challenging co-occurring disorders "Treat the person and not the diagnosis. Respect that all behaviors are purposeful. Remain mindful that nobody changes behaviors without motivation. These essential guiding principles are the framework of this book. They will be repeated quite often as we examine the challenging population of men and women with co-occurring disorders." —From Integrated Treatment for Co-Occurring Disorders Annual studies reveal that 70 percent of men and women who died by suicide were diagnosed with a mental illness or personality disorder and used drugs to gain temporary relief from the symptoms. Until now, very little has been written about how to identify, assess, and treat this population. Integrated Treatment for Co-Occurring Disorders: Treating People, Not Behaviors addresses that need. Respectful of the client and filled with practical advice, this book: Examines the guiding principles for treating clients with co-occurring disorders Details the methods of formulating an evidence-based individualized treatment plan for the self-medicating mentally ill Explores how to assess this population for suicide risk and vulnerability Focuses on the person and not a behaviorally defined diagnostic category Reflects state-of-the-art knowledge for the treatment of co-occurring disorders Illustrates how Motivational Enhancement Therapy can be an effective treatment strategy With numerous clinical case studies to illustrate key points and reinforce learning, Integrated Treatment for Co-Occurring Disorders encourages a flexible, person-centered treatment approach that focuses on the individual rather than the diagnosis.

Co Occurring Disorders

Author: Charles Atkins, MD
Publisher: PESI Publishing & Media
ISBN: 1936128543
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Despite an increased awareness of co-occurring disorders, most current treatment paradigms still focus on one problem or the other, leaving much unassessed, unaddressed, or ignored. Until now - a revolutionary new book from Dr. Charles Atkins that can break the cycles of relapse for those intertwined with substance use and mental illness. Co-Occurring Disorders is a guide to practical assessment and effective treatment approaches for working work with any number of co-occurring disorders. This step-by-step approach, demonstrated through diverse case studies, gives you the tools you need to improve and track your clinical outcomes. This is a must-have resource for both the rubber-meets-the-road clinician, who wants effective strategies and a clear direction for treatment and recovery, and the administrator who creates interventions at the system level with attention to regulatory and reimbursement demands. Also included is a comprehensive state-by-state Guide to Mental Health and Substance Abuse Agencies and Prescription Monitoring Programs Evidence-Based Integrated Treatment, finding the right tool for the job: • Motivational Interviewing • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Strategies • Skills Training • Mindfulness Training • Mutual Self-Help & Peer-Based interventions • Wellness interventions • Recovery based • Family interventions • Assertive Community Treatment and Targeted Case Management • Psychopharmacology including opioid and nicotine replacement strategies Diagnosis-Specific Issues in Co-Occurring Disorders: • ADHD • Depression and Bipolar Disorders • Anxiety and PTSD • Schizophrenia and other Psychotic Disorders • Personality Disorders Substance-Specific Issues in Co-Occurring Disorders: • Alcohol • Opioids • Tobacco • Cocaine and other Stimulants, including "Bath Salts" • Cannabis & Synthetic Cannabis • The Internet and other sources of Drugs Reviews: "A comprehensive, user-friendly compilation of assessment and intervention strategies to be used for clients. It includes a number of worksheets for both clinicians and clients, and is a valuable tool for treatment decision-making." -- Donald Meichenbaum, PhD, noted author and speaker, a CBT founder, and voted one of the 10 most influential psychotherapists of the 20th century "This book is wonderful. I plan to adopt it as a textbook for my MSW Co-Occurring Disorder Program." -- Jaak Rakfeldt, Ph.D., Co-Occurring Disorder Cohort Program, MSW Coordinator, Southern Connecticut State Unviersity Professor "So much valuable information in a user friendly manner, clinicians as well as others will find this book useful in their practice. This resource is a powerful tool and I am especially proud of the way he connects issues related to gender and trauma." -- Colette Anderson, LCSW, CEO The Connecticut Women's Consortium "A clear, concise and straightforward and up to date text on co-occurring disorders has been glaringly lacking in the Behavioral Health Field. Co-Occurring Disorders: The Integrated Assessment and Treatment of Substance Use and Mental Disorders offers students and clinicians at all levels a comprehensive view of the challenges of treating those with a co-occurring mental health and substance use disorder. Written in plain language, Atkins provides a clinical road map beginning with an outline of key issues and ending with treatment planning. Atkins also does what most don’t and that is to stress the importance of peer support, natural supports and self-help. Co-Occurring Disorders: The Integrated Assessment and Treatment of Substance Use and Mental Disorders is an important addition to any educator’s and clinician’s bookshelf." --Eileen M. Russo, MA, LADC, Assistant Professor, Drug and Alcohol Recovery Counselor Program, Gateway Community College, New Haven, CT "As a person that has lived with bipolar disorder for many years and has proudly disclosed my personal journey of recovery, I know there are many people who would greatly benefit from the treatments suggested in this powerful book-co-occurring services are rarely done in such a comprehensive way." -- Dr. Karen A. Kangas, Director of Operations, Advocacy Unlimited, Inc.

Group Cognitive Therapy for Addictions

Author: Amy Wenzel
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 146250566X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This pragmatic guide -- from a team of experts including cognitive therapy originator Aaron T. Beck -- describes how to implement proven cognitive and behavioral addiction treatment strategies in a group format. It provides a flexible framework for conducting ongoing therapy groups that are open to clients with any addictive behavior problem, at any stage of recovery. Practical ideas are presented for optimizing group processes and helping clients build essential skills for coping and relapse prevention. Grounded in decades of research, the book features rich case examples and reproducible clinical tools that can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.

Making mandated addiction treatment work

Author: Barbara C. Wallace
Publisher: Jason Aronson Inc
ISBN: 9780765703989
Format: PDF, ePub
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Community-based addiction treatment centers have seen a dramatic rise in the number of multi-problem clients with diverse experiences such as past trauma, incarceration, and high risks of relapse. Because the largest and fastest growing segment of the community-based addiction treatment population includes those who are mandated, this book addresses the task of making mandated addiction treatment work. It is a practical guide for how to adapt and integrate evidence-based addiction treatments to create a unified treatment model, and a valuable tool for those in public health, criminal justice, and social welfare services.