Drug abuse continues to be a dire— and costly— health problem in our country; research suggests that 10– 20% of the U.S. population may have substance abuse problems. Yet, despite the prevalence and impact of substance abuse, progress in drug treatment programs is lagging. The primary reason is related to problems in communicating new research findings and translating them into new policies and treatments.
Treating Drug Problems helps to bridge the serious gap between scientific research and practice, pointing the way to a more promising future in the treatment of drug problems.
As part of the new Wiley Series on Treating Addictions, this highly practical resource offers up-to-the-minute guidance on effectively diagnosing and treating the full spectrum of common drug problems. Whether you are an addictions counselor, mental health professional, physician, or student, you can use this all-in-one guide as a stepping-stone to search for better treatment options for your clients.
Treating Drug Problems highlights the importance of a biopsychosocial model in understanding and treating drug problems and covers all of the major issues, including: Defining and recognizing drug problems Influences of age and gender Utilizing professional resources Developing effective treatment plans Recovery tools, programs, and theories Post-treatment recovery management, including relapse prevention
Supporting this expert coverage is the reader-friendly series format, which features quizzes, checklists, "Research Frontier" boxes, problem-solving scenarios, suggested resources, and more. Amust for anyone who works with individuals experiencing drug dependence or addiction, Treating Drug Problems will equip you with the tools you need to design successful interventions and promote a lasting recovery.
Series Preface. Preface. Acknowledgments. Chapter 1: Drug Problems: An Overview. Chapter 2: Recognizing a Drug Problem. Chapter 3: Utilizing Optimal Professional Resources. Chapter 4: Developing an Effective Treatment Plan. Chapter 5: Recovery Tools, Programs, and Theories. Chapter 6: Continuing Care. Chapter 7: Posttreatment Recovery Management. Chapter 8: New Beginnings: Moving Beyond Addictions. References. Index.
Arthur W. Blume, PhD, is a professor in the psychology department at the University of Texas at El Paso.
This volume on drug problems is excellent powerful and compelling ( PsycCRITIQUES, 8th February 2005) "...a lot of useful information..." (Addiction, June 2006)