Substance Use Problems

ISBN-10: 0889373299
ISBN-13: 9780889373297
Edition: 2009
Authors: Mitch Earleywine
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Book details

List price: $29.80
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Hogrefe Publishing
Publication date: 6/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 88
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Health professionals in a range of settings are bound to meet clients with troubles related to drugs. The literature on their diagnosis and treatment is filled with successful, empirically based approaches, but also with controversy and hearsay. Separating the myths from the facts can be difficult. This text does so, providing trainees and professionals with a handy, concise guide for helping problem drug users build enjoyable, multifaceted lives using approaches based on decades of research. Readers will be able to improve their intuitions and clinical skills by adding an overarching understanding of drug use and the development of problems that translates into appropriate techniques for encouraging clients to change behavior themselves. Each strategy and process rests on maintaining a genuine, empathic, therapeutic relationship. The highly readable text explains not only what to do, but when and how to do it. Seasoned experts and those new to the field will welcome the chance to review the latest developments in guiding self-change for this intriguing, prevalent set of problems.

Acknowledgment
Description of Problem Drug Use
Terminology
Diagnostic Terms
Common Drugs
Nonproblematic, Recreational Drug Use
Problematic Drug Use
Definitions
Dependence
Abuse
Codes from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual
Drug Problems
Epidemiology
World Statistics
Demographic Correlates
Recent Use
Abuse and Dependence
Course and Prognosis
Chronicity
Differential Diagnosis
Deviant Arousal
Thought Disorder
Comorbidities
Impulse control disorders
Problem Gambling
Eating Disorders
Attention Deficit Disorders
Conduct Disorder
Personality Disorders
Mood Disorders
Anxiety Disorders
Suicide
Diagnostic Procedures and Documentation
The Biopsychosocial Model of Drug Problems
Interacting Components
Initiation
Regular Use
Problem Use
Treatment Outcomes
Diagnosis, Assessment and Treatment Indications
General Guidelines
Assessment IS treatment
A Note on Taking Notes
The Timeline Follow-Back (TLFB)
Encouraging Assessment
The Inventory of Drug Use Consequences (InDUC)
Motivation to Change
Treatment History
Social Support
Methods of Treatment
Overview
Empirically supported treatments (ESTs)
Harm Reduction, Drug Safety, and Abstinence
Efficacy and Prognosis
The Therapeutic Relationship as a Mechanism of Action
Empathy
Warmth
Genuineness
Combinations of Methods
Motivational Interviewing
Mutual Help and Self-Help Groups
Meditation Techniques
Psychopharmacological Adjuncts to Treatment
Multicultural Issues
Further Readings
References
Appendix
Inventury of Drug Use Consequences
Shortened Inventory of Problems-Alcohol and Drugs

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