Treating Drug Problems

ISBN-10: 0471484830

ISBN-13: 9780471484837

Edition: 2005

Authors: Arthur W. Blume

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The most current and critical drug treatment approaches-right at your fingertips Drug abuse continues to be a dire-and costly-health problem in our country; research suggests that 10-20% of the U.S. population may have substance abuse problems. Yet, despite the prevalence and impact of substance abuse, progress in drug treatment programs is lagging. The primary reason is related to problems in communicating new research findings and translating them into new policies and treatments. Treating Drug Problems helps to bridge the serious gap between scientific research and practice, pointing the way to a more promising future in the treatment of drug problems. As part of the new Wiley Series on Treating Addictions, this highly practical resource offers up-to-the-minute guidance on effectively diagnosing and treating the full spectrum of common drug problems. Whether you are an addictions counselor, mental health professional, physician, or student, you can use this all-in-one guide as a stepping-stone to search for better treatment options for your clients. Treating Drug Problems highlights the importance of a biopsychosocial model in understanding and treating drug problems and covers all of the major issues, including: Defining and recognizing drug problems Influences of age and gender Utilizing professional resources Developing effective treatment plans Recovery tools, programs, and theories Post-treatment recovery management, including relapse prevention Supporting this expert coverage is the reader-friendly series format, which features quizzes, checklists, "Research Frontier" boxes, problem-solving scenarios, suggested resources, and more. A must for anyone who works with individuals experiencing drug dependence or addiction, Treating Drug Problems will equip you with the tools you need to design successful interventions and promote a lasting recovery.
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Book details

List price: $60.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/3/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 316
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Arthur W. Blume, PhD, is a professor in the psychology department at the University of Texas at El Paso.

Series Preface
Preface
Acknowledgments
Drug Problems: An Overview
Recognizing a Drug Problem
Utilizing Optimal Professional Resources
Developing an Effective Treatment Plan
Recovery Tools, Programs, and Theories
Continuing Care
Posttreatment Recovery Management
New Beginnings: Moving Beyond Addictions
References
Index
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