Treating substance abuse in people who have schizophrenia is difficult even when hallucinations and delusions are under control.
A manual for therapists teaching groups of people with schizophrenia how to avoid drugs and alcohol, recognize signs of relapse, and build healthy habits and pleasures into their routine, emphasizing an attitude of acceptance and optimism toward patients. Each chapter includes suggested scripts for use in each training session. Patients attend basic training sessions on relapse prevention, skills training sessions with role-plays, and practice sessions in which group members apply what they've learned to real-life situations. The author is affiliated with the Addictive Behaviors Research Center and Center for Clinical Research at the University of Washington, and the National Center for Excellence in Substance Abuse Treatment and Education in the Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System. Includes a glossary, and numerous forms and other materials for clients in the program. Lacks a subject index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)