Substance Abuse Treatment: Options, Challenges, and by Sylvia Mignon MSW PhD

By Sylvia Mignon MSW PhD

The first compendium of all substance abuse cures with a spotlight on most sensible practices

This is the 1st compendium of the total variety of thoughts on hand for treating substance abuse, with a spotlight on effectiveness. The ebook synthesizes therapy techniques from medication, psychology, sociology, and social paintings, and investigates regimens that variety from short interventions to the main in depth and costly different types of inpatient remedy courses. It examines controversies over most sensible practices in substance therapy and heavily analyzes present examine findings and their applicability for bettering substance abuse therapy sooner or later. Written for either lecturers and clinicians, the e-book interprets advanced study findings into an simply comprehensible layout.

Substance Abuse Treatment examines the conditions less than which a remedy is taken into account potent and the way effectiveness is measured. It discusses therapy ambitions and appears on the value of patron motivation in optimistic remedy results. an excellent number of inpatient and outpatient therapies are tested, as are self-help courses equivalent to Alcoholics nameless. This segues to a dialogue of the altering function of self-help courses in therapy. The textual content additionally analyzes alterations within the substance abuse therapy that make remedy extra high priced and not more to be had to these with out monetary assets. It supplies distinctive recognition to the therapy of various populations, people with co-occurring issues, and felony justice populations. nationwide, kingdom, and native prevention efforts are lined in addition to substance abuse prevention and destiny matters in therapy. The publication is meant for undergraduate and graduate substance abuse classes in all correct parts of analysis. moreover, it will likely be a major reference for substance abuse clinicians and different well-being pros who deal with sufferers with substance abuse issues.

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  • Comprises a accomplished, up to date, and useful advisor to the sphere of substance abuse remedy and its efficacy
  • Synthesizes therapy techniques from medication, psychology, sociology, and social paintings
  • Investigates all regimens starting from short interventions to in depth inpatient therapy courses, from outpatient to 12-step courses
  • Explores the altering position of self-help courses in therapy
  • Includes chapters on substance abuse therapy with specified populations together with children/adolescents, girls, older adults, and legal offenders

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He lived a very isolated life, and no relatives were involved with him. Over time medical staff members lost their interest in treating him and provided care with little to no empathy. Over the 6 years the social worker knew Richard, she tried to engage him and offered treatment options to him. Richard at no time indicated interest in seeking help. The last conversation the social worker had with Richard was about his worsening health and that the doctor had indicated he would not live long unless he stopped drinking immediately.

It often takes years to adapt clinical practice to research findings. , 1995; Mullen, 2004; Simpson, 2002). Marinelli-Casey et al. (2002) trace the reasons that development of new knowledge does not necessarily translate into changes in practice. Individual beliefs about the knowledge and its meaning, whether it is welcomed, shunned, or somewhere between, have to do with the background and training of substance abuse professionals. This can be the age-old self-help versus professional help debate in which some people believe that recovering alcoholics and addicts are uniquely qualified to treat substance abuse problems, whereas others argue that academic and licensing credentials are essential.

I am also grateful to my colleague William M. Holmes, who turned his keen research methodologist’s eye on the first chapter. Share Substance Abuse Treatment Options, Challenges, and Effectiveness 1 INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW: WHAT IS TREATMENT EFFECTIVENESS? What is effective treatment for substance abuse? The answer depends on whom you ask. There are very different answers from researchers, from substance abuse clinicians, from alcoholics and addicts themselves, and from their family members and employers.

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