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Handbook of Alcoholism Treatment Approaches: Effective Alternatives (2nd Edition) 2nd Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0205163762
ISBN-10: 0205163769
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This is an absolutely indispensable resource for anyone working in the area of alcoholism treatment and research. Its focus is to match the client with the treatment program most suited to that specific client. Eleven of the most widely studied treatment approaches are covered in separate chapters, each written by an expert author or team in the modality.

This is the most comprehensive review of alcohol treatment outcomes available anywhere. It discusses advances in evaluation, motivation, treatment outcomes, and protocols in treatment as well as practical suggestions and recommendations for assessment and treatment.

Clinical Psychologists and Alcohol Treatment Specialists. A Longwood Professional Book.

About the Author

est professeur de psychologie et de psychiatrie a l'universite du Nouveau Mexique. Il est co-directeur du centre Alcoologie et addictions dans cette meme universite. Introducteur du concept d'entretien motivationnel en 1983. --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon; 2 edition (March 23, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0205163769
  • ISBN-13: 978-0205163762
  • Product Dimensions: 10.3 x 7.3 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,193,195 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Well researched and well written. If you work in the field of addiction treatment you have an ethical obligation to read this book. If you are contemplating seeking treatment, you should know what you are getting. "Caveat Emptor, let the buyer beware" should be the warning posted at the entrance of most addiction treatment centers in the US. This book offers the most up to date research which strongly suggests that traditional treatment in the US maybe worse or no better than no treatment at all. It has chapters outlining effective alternatives such as Brief Solution Focused Therapy, Community Reinforcement Approach, and Social Skills Training. Frankly if you are an addictions professional in the US and haven't read this book or understand this material, you should read it or go get a job selling used cars.
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If you are in the field of Substance Abuse, this is a must read. For decades confrontational style counseling has been the norm in Substance Abuse. There are finally studies to show that confrontational counseling does not work, it actually harms the client. This books points towards treatment methods that have been shown to be effective. These methods have been researched thoroughly by some of the most credentialed people in the field. Many counselors do not want to let go of the confrontation style of counseling even though research shows that it is ineffective. Unfortunately, many of these counselors are bringing their own issues into the counseling relationship, and they need the authoritarian style counseling to met their own needs. This book reviews many different modalities of treatment, and how to incorporate them into your practice. It is one of the most up to date books available to the professional in the substance abuse field. As professionals we should all practice ethically, and that means keeping up to date on the latest research in our field. That way, we are acting in the best interests of our clients. And isn't that the most important goal in the end?
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This is a Great book full of great information to jump-start your research or to provide introductory information when diving into the world of alcoholism and addictions.. We used this in my Addictions and Treatment class.
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This is a newer, interesting book with a lot of important infomation. It is filled with different treatment approaches which are quite useful.
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Excellent, well researched resource for anyone working in the addictions!
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Most of the information is based on studies that are up to twenty years old. Surely there must be some new information that is more credible than the information in this book.
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Came bramd mew! Nothing was wrong with it whatsoever!
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