This expanded edition of the successful Graywind title, Managing Your Drug and Alcohol Problem: Therapist Guide provides an evidence-based treatment protocol for all types of substance use disorders. Designed to accompany the Managing Your Addictive Behavior: Workbook, Second Edition, this guide provides clinicians with valuable strategies for working with substance use disorders by focusing on specific issues involved in both stopping substance abuse and changing behaviors or lifestyle aspects that contribute to continued substance abuse. In addition to addressing professional approaches/attitudes toward the substance abusing client, assessment, psychosocial and pharamacotherapeutic treatment, and self-help programs, this expanded edition also includes a new chapter on the management of a co-occurring psychiatric disorder.
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Reviewer:Gary B Kaniuk, Psy.D.(Cermak Health Services)
Description:This is the therapist guide for the treatment of patients with alcohol and/or drug problems. It provides evidence-based practice and a step-by-step approach to understand and address the recovery and relapse process. The first edition was published in 1985.
Purpose:According to the authors, the guide "reviews issues in the assessment and treatment of all types of substance use disorders. It is designed to accompany the workbook of the same name. 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 guide provides clinicians with strategies for working with substance use disorders by focusing on specific issues involved in both stopping substance use and changing behaviors or lifestyle aspects that contribute to continued substance abuse."
Audience:According to the authors, this book is intended for "any professional who is working with a client with a substance use disorder." Dr. Daley is chief of Addiction Medicine Services and an associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic. He oversees numerous treatment and prevention programs and has written over 250 publications. Dr. Marlatt is the director of the Addictive Behaviors Research Center and professor of psychology at the University of Washington. He is renowned for his innovative theoretical and clinical work in the addictions field. Over the past two decades, he has made significant advances in developing programs for both relapse prevention and harm reduction for a range of addictive behaviors. He also has written extensively in the addictions field.
Features:The first six chapters address an overview of addictions and treatment options. The remainder of the book deals with strategies and techniques. The chapters in this guide correspond directly to the workbook. Each chapter contains the following sections: materials needed; objectives; introduction; major points and issues for discussion; and homework. The guide contains everything you need to address treatment issues and includes clinical examples on how the worksheets should be completed. But the best section is the one on major points and issues for discussion. This has everything you need to structure a therapy session, whether with individuals or with groups. The guide is easy to read and addresses all the major issues in addictions. It's like receiving supervision and guidance from the movers and shakers in the field. Both rookies and veterans will gain much from this book.
Assessment:There are so many people suffering from drug and alcohol problems, this should be must reading for all practitioners. It is full of extremely useful information from renowned experts and can be adapted to a variety of treatment settings. The authors have used evidence-based interventions as the foundation for their approach. Because of the research and information that has been published since 1985, this second edition is justified.