Treating Alcohol Problems (Wiley Treating Addictions #3) (Paperback)

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This handy guide provides a single source of evidence-based methods for assessing and treating alcohol problems

Part of the Wiley Series on Treating Addictions, Treating Alcohol Problems offers the latest evidence-based guidance on effectively diagnosing and treating the full spectrum of problems related to drinking. Whether you are an addictions counselor, mental health professional, or physician, you can use this all-in-one guide as a stepping-stone to seek out and develop better treatment options for your clients.

Bringing treatment approaches into harmony with scientific findings, Treating Alcohol Problems summarizes methods proven to be successful. Written in a clear and accessible style, the text focuses on presenting the information most directly useful for helping clients. This handy guide is ideal for training and continuing education, as a refresher for seasoned professionals, and as a useful primer for all who come into contact with individuals suffering from alcohol abuse.

Coverage includes:

  • Conceptual foundations-defining alcohol problems
  • Identifying alcohol problems
  • Assessment and treatment planning
  • Treatment tools, programs, and theories
  • When and how clients should be discharged to aftercare
  • Increasing recovery success
  • Culture, coaching, and change-moving beyond alcohol problems
  • Finding and getting the best out of professional resources

Supporting this expert coverage, the reader-friendly series format features quizzes, checklists, diagrams, Research Frontier boxes, problem-solving scenarios, Dos and Don'ts lists, Test Yourself questions, suggested resources, and more. These tools help you reinforce your understanding and integrate this knowledge into your practice. In addition, a thorough bibliography and appendix provide lists of contacts for self-help groups, residential and outpatient treatment programs, support groups, Web sites, and reading material.

Treating Alcohol Problems is an essential resource for mental health professionals, as well as an indispensable study guide for students in psychology and social services courses.

About the Author

Frederick Rotgers, PsyD, is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is the Senior Editor of Treating Substance Abuse: Theory and Technique and Senior Author of Responsible Drinking: A Moderation Management Approach for Problem Drinkers. He is on the editorial boards of several journals and is active in promoting harm reduction treatment approaches. Beth Arburn Davis, PsyD, completed her doctorate in clinical psychology at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and works as a behavioral health therapist for a large health care organization. Prior to entering graduate school, she was a journalist for more than fifteen years.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780471494324
ISBN-10: 0471494321
Publisher: Wiley
Publication Date: April 1st, 2006
Pages: 176
Language: English
Series: Wiley Treating Addictions