@bul:* A synthesis of the current research and clinical literature
* Includes strengths and weaknesses of commonly used psychometric assessment measures
* Presentation and review of a complete Psychosocial/Substance Use Assessment form
* Discussion of treatment settings and criteria for placement decisions
* Discussion of treatment alternatives and effectiveness of major pharmacological and psychotherapeutic approaches
* Discussion of factors leading to Relapse, and components of Relapse Prevention programs
Substance Use Disorders: Assessment and Treatment is a summary of everything a therapist should know about substance abuse in one easy-to-read comprehensive book. The book begins with a discussion of the pharmacology of specific drug classes (opioids, hallucinogens, etc.) and the epidemiology of abuse. It then presents psychological theories of substance abuse, the initiation and progression of substance abuse disorders, issues of prevention and early intervention, and screening and assessment for substance abuse (including specific tests for assessment) and discusses in detail the various treatment methodologies available. Two final chapters explore issues relevant to special populations and legal and ethical considerations, regarding issues such as confidentiality and coerced treatment.
All Psychotherapists: psychologists; social workers; nurses; drug/alcohol counselors; psychiatrists; other physicians. Psychotherapists specializing in the assessment and treatment of psychoactive substance use disorders. Psychotherapists preparing for certification exams in the assessment and treatment of PSUD's.
*Due to international concern over substance abuse, should be of interest in any English-speaking country
Substance Use Disorders, 1st Edition
Acknowledgments.1. Clinical Pharmacology and Clinical Epidemiology of Psychoactive Substances:
Definitions and General Concepts of Pharmacology.
Pharmacology of Individual Drugs.
Clinical Epidemiology of Psychoactive Substances.
References.2. Etiology of Psychoactive Substance Use Disorders:
Theories of Etiology.
References.3. Initiation, Progression, and Maintenance of Psychoactive Substance Use Disorders:
Stage Models of Adolescent Substance Use.
Adult Model of Substance Use.
References.4. Course/Natural History of Psychoactive Substance Use Disorders:
The Disease Model.
Models of Progression of Substance Use.
References.5. Prevention, Early Intervention, and Harm Reduction:
Types of Prevention.
Supply Reduction/Legal Interventions.
Risk and Protective Factors.
Related Risks/Harm Reduction.
References.6. Screening and Assessment of Psychoactive Substance Use:
Overview of the Assessment Process.
Alcohol Screening Instruments.
Drug Screening Instruments.
Biological Screening Measures.
Areas to Assess for Treatment Planning Purposes.
References.7. Diagnosis and Comorbidity:
Definition and Prevalence.
Diagnostic Issues of the Dually Impaired.
Treatment of the Dually Diagnosed.
References.8. Treatment I: Models and Approaches:
Treatment Settings and Services.
Major Theoretical Treatment Approaches.
Additional Psychological Therapies.
Role of Pharmacotherapy.
Treatment Effectiveness/Outcome Studies.
References.9. Treatment II: Planning, Implementing, and Managing Treatment and the Course of Recovery:
Phases of Recovery.
Engagement of Patients in Treatment.
Treatment of Family Members of Substance Abusers.
Linkage of Services.
Treatment of Criminal Offenders.
References.10. Issues in Specific Populations:
The Elderly Population.
The Homeless Population.
References.11. Legal and Ethical Issues:
Responsibility to Diagnose and Treat Substance Use Disorders.
Treatment of Pregnant Mothers.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Quotes and reviews
@qu:"...the information is easy to read and despite its diminutive size offers a comprehensive summary of the fundamental knowledge necessary to effectively understand psyoactive substance use disorders. The two authors, Dodgen & Shea, have managed to organise a large amount of information about psychoactive substance use disorders into a compact cohesive format... it has been directed from a clinical perspective that makes the information contained readily applicable to contemporary practice. I would definitely recommend this book as a basic text for clinicians whether or not working in the substance use field. If... you want a clear concise overview of salient issues for understanding psychoactive substance use disorders this book fits the bill."
@source:--DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW
@qu:"An excellent resource that provides up-to-date information on alcohol and other psychoactive substance use disorders. It illuminates the facts and substantiates them with a myriad of references. This text is useful not only for clinicians working in the field of addictions but for all therapists who will encounter individuals with such a problem. Should be considered essential reading for various additional audiences such as students in graduate or nursing schools. It is well organized and very comprehensive."
@source:--RAYMOND F. HANBURY, JR., Ph.D., C.A.S.; Past President, Division 50 (Addictions), American Psychological Association; International Advisory Board, American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders; President, New Jersey Psychological Association