Treating Addiction: A Guide for Professionals
This widely respected text and practitioner guide, now revised and expanded, provides a roadmap for effective clinical practice with clients with substance use disorders. Specialists and nonspecialists alike benefit from the authors' expert guidance for planning treatment and selecting from a menu of evidence-based treatment methods. Assessment and intervention strategies are described in detail, and the importance of the therapeutic relationship is emphasized throughout. Lauded for its clarity and accessibility, the text includes engaging case examples, up-to-date knowledge about specific substances, personal reflections from the authors, application exercises, reflection questions, and end-of-chapter bulleted key points.
New to This Edition
Chapters on additional treatment approaches: mindfulness, contingency management, and ways to work with concerned significant others.
Chapters on overcoming treatment roadblocks and implementing evidence-based treatments with integrity.
Covers the new four-process framework for motivational interviewing, diagnostic changes in DSM-5, and advances in pharmacotherapy.
Updated throughout with current research and clinical recommendations.
“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 (on the first edition)
“This second edition provides up-to-date coverage of essential topics in addiction treatment, deftly integrating clinical science and practice. Readers in the early stages of training will find it clear and accessible, while more advanced clinicians and clinical scientists will be attracted to the deep knowledge base of the experienced authors. I strongly recommend this book as a source of foundational information in any graduate course or professional training program in addiction.”
—Stephen A. Maisto, PhD, ABPP, Department of Psychology, Syracuse University
“This is not an ordinary second edition. The changes are substantial, including five new chapters on important topics such as mindfulness and implementation of evidence-based treatments. Clinical examples are plentiful. A new chapter titled 'Stuff That Comes Up' addresses a variety of clinical situations that can occur with any treatment—for example, dealing with intoxicated patients. Treating Addiction is a text that can be used in both undergraduate and graduate substance use courses, and is a useful update for practitioners as well.”
—Mark B. Sobell, PhD, ABPP, and Linda Carter Sobell, PhD, ABPP, Center for Psychological Studies, Nova Southeastern University