Thirteen contributions review the major screening and assessment instruments for treating alcohol, nicotine, cocaine, amphetamine, opioid, cannabis, club drug, gambling, and sex dependence. Intended for use in conjunction with Relapse prevention: maintenance strategies in the treatment of addictive behaviors, 2nd ed., the second edition adds a chapter on cultural sensitivity when working with different ethnic populations. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Harm reduction principles and strategies are designed to minimize the destructive consequences of illicit drug use and other behaviors that may pose serious health risks. The first major harm reduction text, this provocative and timely volume examines a wide range of current applications, from needle exchange and methadone maintenance programs, to alternative alcohol interventions and HIV/AIDS prevention campaigns. Insight is also offered into the often contentious philosophical and policy-related debates surrounding this growing movement.
From addictions treatment pioneer G. Alan Marlatt and associates, this is the authoritative work on harm reduction: its principles, strategies, and practical applications. Contributors review programs that have been developed and tested for a range of high-risk behaviors, including problem drinking, tobacco use, illicit drug use, and risky sexual behavior. Flexible, tailored, culturally competent treatment approaches are described for marginalized and underserved communities. The volume also explores philosophical and policy-related debates surrounding this growing movement. New to This Edition, Reflects significant advances in research and clinical practice, as well as increasing professional acceptance of the harm reduction model.*Chapters on the current status of the field, applications to psychotherapy, and treatment of dual disorders. Chapters on additional populations (adolescent drinkers and Hispanic/Latino and Asian American substance users) and an additional substance (cannabis).
Bowen et al. (psychology and Addictive Behaviors Research Center, U. of Washington) present a relapse prevention program for clients with addictive behavior problems who have completed initial treatment. The program integrates mindfulness practices with evidence-based cognitive and behavioral strategies used in traditional relapse prevention. After describing the program, its development, challenges, lessons learned, and research, they outline eight sessions of group therapy that help to increase awareness of triggers and habitual reactions, and provide methods for coping with urges and cravings related to alcohol and other substance abuse problems. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
Grounded in research and illustrated with clinical vignettes, these papers demonstrate various ways to help people maintain abstinence or harm reduction treatment goals and to handle setbacks. They review such therapeutic techniques as cognitive restructuring, imagery, relapse rehearsal, and mindfulness meditation. This second edition features new coverage of stimulants, opiates, cannabis, "club drugs," gambling, and sexually risky behaviors. A new chapters addresses ethnocultural issues in relapse prevention. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
This important work elucidates why relapse is so common for people recovering from addictive behavior problems--and what can be done to keep treatment on track. It provides an empirically supported framework for helping people with addictive behavior problems develop the skills to maintain their treatment goals, even in high-risk situations, and deal effectively with setbacks that occur. The expert contributors clearly identify the obstacles that arise in treating specific problem behaviors, review the factors that may trigger relapse at different stages of recovery, and present procedures for teaching effective cognitive and behavioral coping strategies.
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