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Highlighted Books on Treatment
Substance Abuse Treatment and the Stages of Change, Second Edition by A widely adopted practitioner resource and course text, this book shows how to apply knowledge about behavior change in general -- and the stages-of-change model in particular -- to make substance abuse treatment more effective. The authors are leaders in the field who describe ways to tailor interventions for clients with varying levels of motivation or readiness to change. They draw on cutting-edge theory and research to explain what works (and what doesn't work) at different stages of change. Rich clinical examples illustrate the "whats," "whys," and "how-tos" of using the stages-of-change model to inform treatment planning and intervention for individuals, groups, couples, and families.
Publication Date: 2015-09-28
Integrating the Twelve Steps with Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder by In 2012, in response to the opioid epidemic in the United States, the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation launched a new treatment protocol designed to address the specific needs of patients with opioid use disorders. The new protocol, Comprehensive Opioid Response with the Twelve Steps (COR-12(TM)), embraces the latest and best research, which indicates that certain medications can be used to improve treatment engagement and future recovery outcomes for people with opioid use disorders.
Publication Date: 2015-05-29
Highlighted Books on Prevention
Youth and Substance Use by This practice-based guide gives readers a comprehensive overview of the many issues related to adolescent substance use. The book illustrates the basic etiology and epidemiology of addiction, as well as the specific concerns surrounding prevention, assessment, intervention, and recovery when working with youths. The author makes a conscious effort to address topics central to the lives of youths and adolescents that are often overlooked in more general substance use books. This includes considerations of specific youth populations, and the influence of different youth environments from family and high school to college campuses. The book also provides a rare look at the long-term recovery process with information about community-based systems of care like alternative peer groups, and recovery mentorship programs. Holleran Steiker focuses on the lived experiences of adolescents. Theoretical frameworks and recent research findings are presented, but always within the context of working directly with youths and their families. She ultimately brings together personal, professional, and research perspectives to produce an honest and empirically sound volume that will appeal to both students and practitioners.
Publication Date: 2015-07-01
Books on Treatment and Prevention
Mindfulness-Based Substance Abuse Treatment for Adolescents by
Publication Date: 2015-06-22
Mindfulness-Based Substance Abuse Treatment for Adolescents is a group-based curriculum incorporating mindfulness, self-awareness, and substance-abuse treatment strategies for use with adolescents dealing with substance use. The evidence-based, how-to format provides a curriculum for professionals to implement either partially, by picking and choosing sections that seem relevant, or in full over a number of weeks. Each session comes equipped with clear session agendas, example scripts and talking points, what-if scenarios that address common forms of resistance, and optional handouts for each session.
The Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment Planner, with DSM-5 Updates by
Publication Date: 2015-02-24
The Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment Planner provides treatment planning guidelines and an array of pre-written treatment plan components for treating patients coping simultaneously with mental illness and serious substance abuse-literally millions of Americans. Geared equally to both addictions counselors and other therapists, the book includes treatment guidelines for adults and adolescents; for people dealing with alcohol, drug, or nicotine addictions; for people with depression, PTSD, eating disorders, ADHD, and a large range of other common illnesses.
Rein in Your Brain by
Publication Date: 2014-05-06
Those in recovery learn to rein in their brain, ending compulsive behaviors while fostering a more thoughtful lifestyle that ensures long term emotional sobriety. Addiction, whether to mood-altering substances, gambling, sex, or food, stems in part from an over-reliance on the reward system of a primitive part of the brain that can push us to make poor choices based on an expectation of immediate gratification. Those of us in recovery often struggle with the compulsive thoughts and behaviors that are still programmed in our addictive brains well after the drinking and drugging has stopped. These often play out thoughtlessly in our interactions with others, damaging our relationships and growth as balanced human beings. Rein in Your Brain, by addiction expert Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, offers ten tools for breaking the cycle of impulsivity. These time-tested self-interventions include standing still in the moment, giving up control, not assuming the other person's intent, tolerating differences, accepting emotions without giving them free reign, and differentiating between immediate fear-driven reactions and measured thoughts.
Scholarly Articles on Treatment
Scholarly Articles on Prevention
Prevention of Alcohol Problems (RefShare)
Relapse and Relapse Prevention (RefShare)
Young Adults and Brief Intervention (RefShare)
Addiction in the Older Patient by This text focuses on the under-recognized and undertreated problem of addiction in later life. The widespread lack of clinical knowledge about this patient population can be traced to several sources [...]. This volume provides the reader with a clear sense of the surprisingly high prevalence of alcohol and substance use disorders in older adults. [...] The authors describe strategies for initial engagement with the patient, including screening instruments, brief interventions which can be adapted to a primary care setting, emerging web-based and mobile technologies, and treatment strategies which are tailored to the age-appropriate needs of older adults, including older women - who have been found to be especially vulnerable to prescription drug misuse. [...]
Publication Date: 2016-08-30
Addiction Counselor Exam Practice Questions by Addiction Counselor Exam Practice Questions are the simplest way to prepare for the Addiction Counselor test. Practice is an essential part of preparing for a test and improving a test taker's chance of success. The best way to practice taking a test is by going through lots of practice test questions. [...] That's why our Addiction Counselor Exam Practice Questions include answer keys with detailed answer explanations. These in-depth answer explanations will allow you to better understand any questions that were difficult for you or that you needed more help to understand.
Publication Date: 2015-02-25