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Addiction Treatment A Strengths Perspective

ISBN-10: 0534596703
ISBN-13: 9780534596705
Edition: 2003
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Description: This book presents the strengths perspective as the unifying framework of the text to bridge the gap between 12-step approaches and harm reduction in addictions treatment. This perspective is applied to the treatment of alcoholism, eating disorders,  More...

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Book details

List price: $81.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 7/9/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

This book presents the strengths perspective as the unifying framework of the text to bridge the gap between 12-step approaches and harm reduction in addictions treatment. This perspective is applied to the treatment of alcoholism, eating disorders, compulsive gambling, and other addictions. The biopsychosocial framework is the organizing framework for this text. Divided into four parts, ADDICTION TREATMENT is comprised of three core sections that cover the biology, psychology, and social aspects of addiction respectively.

Diane Rae Davis, Ph.D., is a professor in the School of Social Work and Human Services at Eastern Washington University. She teaches a variety of substance misuse and practice courses in the MSW program and has researched and written extensively on addiction and the recovery process. Current research includes an online survey for women in recovery from compulsive gambling.

Introduction
The Nature of Addiction
Introduction
What Is Addiction?
Biopsychosocial Model
Prevalence of Substance Misuse
The Grip of Addiction
The Strengths Perspective
Themes in Recovery
Finding the Strengths in Divergent Models
Empirical Research
Harm Reduction and the Strengths Approach
Treatment Trends
Summary and Conclusion
Historical Perspectives
Introduction
Early Use and Misuse of Intoxicants
The European Context
Colonial America
Prohibition of Alcohol
Marijuana Control Efforts
Modern War on Drugs
History of Addiction Treatment
Summary and Conclusion
Strengths-Based Helping Strategies
Introduction
Harm Reduction
Motivational Interviewing
Techniques for Enhancing Motivation
Group Models
Solution-Focused Therapy and Narrative Therapy: "Third Wave" Approaches
Traditional Treatment and Strengths-Based Approaches
Summary and Conclusion
The Biology of Addiction
Substance Misuse, Dependence, and the Body
Introduction
Properties of Alcohol and Other Drugs
Metabolism
The Brain and Addiction
Medical Consequences of Substance Misuse
Summary and Conclusion
Interventions Related to Biology
Introduction
Behavioral Therapies
Changing Brain Chemistry
Pharmaceutical Interventions
Holistic Approaches
Assessment of Alcohol and Other Drug Use
Group Work for Early-Phase Treatment
Summary and Conclusion
The Psychology of Addiction
Addiction Across the Life Span
Introduction
The Stages of Growth and Development
Teenage Drinking and Using
Prevention of Substance Misuse in Teens
Gender-Specific Programming for Girls
Addiction Problems Among the Elderly
Assessment
Prevention of Relapse
Spiritual Healing
Summary and Conclusion
Eating Disorders and Gambling, Shopping, and Other Behavioral Addictions
Introduction
Eating Disorders
Compulsive Gambling
Shopping Addiction
Lost in Cyberspace
Sex Addiction
Cognitive Therapy and the Strengths Perspective
Summary and Conclusion
Substance Misuse with a Coexisting Disorder or Disability
Introduction
Substance Misuse and Mental Disorders
The Perils of Differential Diagnosis
Disorders and Disabilities That Commonly Coexist with Substance Misuse
Integrated (Seamless) Treatment Practices
Case Management Teams
Strengths-Based Interventions
Substance Misuse and Developmental, Physical, and Cognitive Disabilities
Conclusion
Social Aspects of Addiction
Family Risks and Resiliencies
Introduction
Classic Family Systems Therapy
Family Adaptation to Addiction
Wegscheider's Role Theory
Stages of Change and Family Treatment
Healing
Case Study
Exercises for Family Groups
Summary and Conclusion
Racial, Ethnic, and Cultural Issues
Introduction
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
Native Americans and Alaskan Natives
Spiritual and Cultural Values
Hispanics
African Americans
Model Ethnic-Centered Programs
Summary and Conclusion
Gender and Sexual Orientation Differences
Introduction
Gender Differences
Substance Abuse Counseling and Sexual Orientation
Summary and Conclusion
Mutual-Help Groups: A Strengths Perspective
Introduction
Alcoholics Anonymous
Gamblers Anonymous
Other Twelve-Step Groups
Other Mutual-Support Groups
How to Support Client Involvement in Mutual-Help Groups
Summary and Conclusion
Public Policy
Introduction
Welfare Reform
Policies Pertaining to the Treatment Profession
The War on Drugs
Mandatory Sentencing
Civil Asset Forfeitures
Punishing the Pregnant and Addicted
Harm Reduction
Methadone Maintenance
The Middle Road
Policies Related to Gambling
Summary and Conclusion
Epilogue: Providing Options
Revelations
Comment
Overview of the Book
Resources
Index

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