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An indispensable practitioner reference and text, this engaging book focuses on how to provide effective help to clients with substance use disorders. The authors, leading authorities on addiction treatment, present a state-of-the-art framework for assessment and treatment (updated for DSM-5). They describe and illustrate evidence-based treatment methods, including cognitive-behavioral, 12-step, motivational, pharmacological, and family approaches. Also addressed are such crucial clinical issues as resistance, maintenance of change, treating co-occurring disorders, and spirituality. Reproducible clinical tools can be photocopied from the book or downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size. Of special utility, the companion website features more than 25 widely used, ready-to-download assessment tools, assembled in one place for the first time, together with the authors' guidance for using them throughout the process of treatment.
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"Written by well-respected addiction researchers and skilled clinicians, this book is a one-stop shop for those interested in learning about the latest evidence-based treatments. Students and practicing clinicians will find both basic scientific information and an arsenal of evidence-based practices that can improve client outcomes. The book provides helpful how-to examples, resources, and tools, emphasizing ways to plan individualized treatment that incorporates motivational factors. This comprehensive book will appeal to a broad audience."--Carrie Randall, PhD, Distinguished University Professor and Director, Alcohol Research Center, Medical University of South Carolina
"This book gives particular emphasis to the practical things clinicians need to know and do to treat addiction successfully. The authors are world leaders in treatment who describe an approach that is comprehensive, evidence based, multidisciplinary, holistic, and collaborative. A terrific text for courses that train professionals to deal with addiction problems, this book is destined to become a classic. I highly recommend it!"--Timothy J. O'Farrell, PhD, ABPP, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
"The authors have blended superb clinical acumen with an exceptional grasp of cutting-edge research to produce this practical, scholarly, and client-centered book. The book captures the complexities of addiction treatment in an engaging manner. A major strength is the way the authors move beyond their strong presentation of evidence-based practices to thoroughly discuss the process and context of treatment, ably addressing the necessary conditions for therapeutic change. Addiction treatment specialists and other clinicians will be well served by this book. It can be used as a primary text in graduate-level courses on addiction treatment or as a supplemental text in virtually any advanced clinical practice course."--Meredith Hanson, DSW, Graduate School of Social Service, Fordham University
"This is an excellent integrative guide from authors who include the originator of motivational interviewing, one of the most useful innovations in the care of patients with addictive behavior problems. Clearly written, the book will enhance the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of any student or teacher of addiction treatment. More experienced addiction therapists also will find many nuggets of wisdom well worth the read."--Richard J. Frances, MD, Department of Psychiatry, New York University School of Medicine
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