Addiction Treatment: A Strengths Perspective

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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.

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The research included on the brain in this volume is really awesome. The findings prove a lot of what I had learned from my affiliation with 12 Step groups, for example, the need for addicts to stay away from triggers ("slippery places") and questions some of the dogma in the field as well.

Katherine van Wormer

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Dr. Katherine van Wormer has taught in departments of social work and criminal justice at the University of Northern Iowa and has over twenty years of experience in teaching and public service. Dr. van Wormer was actively involved in civil rights movements in North Carolina and Northern Ireland. She has practiced substance abuse counseling for four and a half years, including two in Norway. Dr. van Wormer has been publishing texts, book chapters, and articles for over twenty years. In addition to ADDICTION TREATMENT: A STRENGTHS PERSPECTIVE, she has published INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL WELFARE AND SOCIAL WORK: THE U.S. IN GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE and seven other books, including two on female offenders and victims and one on the nature of oppression. She has received several honors, including the McKay Faculty Research Award from the University of Northern Iowa.

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