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Treating Addiction: A Guide for Professionals (Hardcover)


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This book has been replaced by Treating Addiction, Second Edition, ISBN 978-1-4625-4044-0.

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"This work is a must read for any professional who wants to treat of support the treatment of patients who struggle with addictions. The research-based, comprehensive handbook offers practical guidance to understand, identify, assess, and treat addictions....To date, this is the best resource applying current theory and research to relevant, useful, and accessible clinical practice. Essential. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals/practitioners."
— Choice

"The authors...have packed this book with unique insights and a thoughtful distillation of what research has taught us about the nature of addiction and its treatment....I was most impressed by their inclusion of a lengthy chapter on the importance of individualizing treatment plans, and selecting the most appropriate treatments for clients based on research and evidence....Eminently practical and authoritative, this book provides real-world, practical information for improving addiction treatment and for increasing the adoption of evidence-based practices among clinicians. Moreover, it identifies and illustrates the issues that arise in addiction treatment, including topics such as responding to resistance, enhancing adherence, promoting maintenance, working with groups, and addressing the spiritual side of addiction treatment....An excellent integrative guide that empowers readers with a wealth of information, understanding, and advice....I highly recommend adding this book to your library or collection."
— Metapsychology Online Reviews

“In their preface to the book, the esteemed authors note they have had nearly a century of experience in the field of addiction, in clinical psychology and social work, and it shows!...The authors have provided an excellent foundation for the understanding of addiction and its context and recommendations for intervention. New and experienced practitioners will be interested in this book and will make reference to it throughout their working lives.”
— Drug and Alcohol Review
Product Details
ISBN: 9781609186388
ISBN-10: 1609186389
Publisher: The Guilford Press
Publication Date: July 26th, 2011
Pages: 464
Language: English