This interactive program focuses on client education and allows clients to monitor their own behavior with a number of forms covering many aspects of their treatment. Clients learn about the nature of their problems, underlying causes and effective cognitive coping strategies by which to take control of their lives and initiate positive change. The therapist/client team can use the therapy modules in any sequence or combination appropriate for treatment.
The information and recovery strategies can be used with clients who abuse or are dependent on alcohol, sedatives, tobacco, cocaine, methamphetamines, and other stimulants, heroin and other opioids, cannabis, hallucinogens, and inhalants.
The Therapist Guide offers suggested objectives and topics for discussion at each session, and models an interactive framework for the therapist/client team to work through the stages of change. The guide also focuses on specific issues involved in both stopping substance abuse and changing behaviors or aspects of lifestyle that contribute to the maintenance of substance abuse.
* Your clients will learn:
* How to manage cravings
* Coping strategies, including building a support system
* How to identify and explore causes of substance abuse problems
* To reduce the risk of relapse:
* Relapse prevention and management strategies
* Indentifying and coping with high risk behaviors
* Managing reaction to relapse and utilizing social support networks
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Dennis C. Daley, MSW, is director of the Center for Psychiatric and Chemical Dependency Services and as assistant professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburg Medical Center at Western Psychiatric Institute and clinic in Pittsburgh, PA.
G. Alan Marlatt, Ph.D., is director of the Addictive Behaviors Research Center and professor of Psychology at the University of Washington in Seattle.
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