Is abstinence necessary? What is the role of hypnosis? What is the pink cloud? This encyclopedic primer, written in an easy question-and-answer format, contains everything a clinician needs to know about substance abuse and addiction. Dr. Jerome David Levin outlines the treatment of chemical and other addictions such as compulsive gambling, compulsive sexuality, and codependency. He covers the full complexity of substance abuse diagnosis and treatment with a biopsychosocial approach and multimodal interventions, ranging from detoxification and rehabilitation programs to cognitive and behavioral treatments, self-help groups, and individual and family therapy. A clear, comprehensive book that presents an integrated picture of a complex phenomenon, this primer can be profitably read either straight through or as a reference text.
About the Author
Jerome David Levin, Ph.D., is a faculty member of the Humanities Department at the New School for Social Research as well as Director of the New School's Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor Training Program. He is also Adjunct Associate Professor of Social Science at New York University. Dr. Levin is the author of Treatment of Alcoholism and Other Addictions: A Self-Psychology Approach, Recovery from Alcoholism: Beyond Your Wildest Dreams, Introduction to Alcoholism Counseling: A Bio-Psycho-Social Approach, Slings and Arrows: Narcissistic Injury and Its Treatment, Theories of the Self, The Clinton Syndrome: The Tragedy of Sexual Addiction, and most recently, Couple and Family Therapy of Addiction. He is co-editor with Ronna H. Weiss of The Dynamics and Treatment of Alcoholism: Essential Papers. Dr. Levin conducts a private practice in psychodynamic psychotherapy in New York City and Long Island.