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ADDICTION TREATMENT covers the biological, psychological, and social aspects of alcoholism, eating disorders, compulsive gambling, and other addictions. As symbolized by the image on the book's cover, the authors bridge the gap between the popular twelve-step and harm-reduction approaches, thus illuminating how practitioners can guide clients down a trusted path that is tailored towards the client's particular needs. Through a number of first-person narratives about the experience of addiction, students will discover a realism and depth not commonly found in textbooks. In addition, the authors include student-friendly topics, such as the case against so-called underage drinking laws, to draw students into the material and illustrate the importance of reducing harm within the biopsychological framework that ties the text together.

Katherine Van Wormer, University of Northern Iowa

Dr. Katherine Van Wormer has taught in departments of social work and criminal justice at the University of Northern Iowa and has over twenty years of experience in teaching and public service. Dr. Van Wormer was actively involved in civil rights movements in North Carolina and Northern Ireland. She practiced substance abuse counseling for four and a half years, including two in Norway. Dr. Van Wormer has been publishing texts, book chapters, and articles for over twenty years. In addition to ADDICTION TREATMENT: A STRENGTHS PERSPECTIVE, she has recently published SOCIAL WELFARE POLICY FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE, THE MAID NARRATIVES and numerous other books, including two on female offenders and victims and one on the nature of oppression. She has received several honors, including the McKay Faculty Research Award from the University of Northern Iowa.

Diane Rae Davis, Eastern Washington University

Diane Rae Davis, Ph.D., is a professor in the School of Social Work and Human Services at Eastern Washington University. She teaches a variety of substance misuse and practice courses in the MSW program and has researched and written extensively on addiction and the recovery process. Current research includes an online survey for women in recovery from compulsive gambling.
  • NEW Chapter 1 offers a new diagram highlighting attributes of the strengths perspective. It also discusses the proposed changes in the DSM V and offers an updated and expanded section on treatment trends.
  • NEW In Chapter 2, the section on the historical perspective has been updated with new material on Native Americans, Asian Americans, and Latinos as well as Europeans. The authors discuss cocaine control efforts along with alcohol control efforts, and they offer new material on the history of gambling treatment.
  • NEW Chapter 3, which addresses biology, has been updated with a section on pharmaceutical interventions and holistic approaches (which previously appeared in Chapter 5).
  • NEW Chapters 4 and 5 now include material on gender issues and behavioral addictions under the biological portion of the text. Case studies have been provided.
  • NEW Chapter 6 offers new material on addiction across the life span. Case studies and an emphasis on gambling problems among the elderly have also been added.
  • NEW New Chapter 7, on assessments, discusses the diverse types of assessment tools available for use.
  • NEW Chapter 8 on strengths-based interventions has been heavily revised and now focuses on practice interventions, including guidelines for group treatment. Case studies have been provided to illustrate each treatment modality described.
  • NEW Additional material has been added to Chapter 9, with an emphasis on the treatment of veterans returning from the wars in the Middle East.
  • NEW Chapter 13 on public policy has been revised to relate to the strengths perspective and discuss policies related to medical marijuana, the criminal justice system, and health care reform.
  • Throughout the text, the authors emphasize the treatment of individuals with co-occurring disorders to illustrate the complexity of working with clients in a real-world setting.
  • The authors include extensive material on the treatment needs of clients involved in the criminal justice system to show students how the criminal justice system can be understood within the context of both treatment needs and policy change.
  • The text offers comprehensive coverage of a range of addictive problems, including gambling, alcoholism, eating disorders, cocaine addiction, recent drugs such as ecstasy and methamphetamine, and others--all paired with case examples that help students apply text concepts to the real world.
  • Students will discover client-centered approaches, such as the strengths perspective and motivational interviewing ,which fall under the rubric of the harm reduction model. These are evidence-based approaches that best prepare the student for working in the field of substance abuse treatment today.
  • The text provides an analysis of current U.S. drug policies and related social justice issues, enabling students to understand how these issues are intertwined with addiction treatment.
  • Treatment innovations, including drug courts, pharmaceutical treatments, gender-specific programming, and the European approach to addiction, are included throughout the text to give students a complete sense of the field and the methods that are available to them.
1. The Nature of Addiction.
2. Historical Perspectives.
3. Misuse/Dependence, and the Body.
4. Gender and Sexual Orientation Differences.
5. Gambling, Eating Disorders, Shopping, and Other Behavioral Addictions.
6. Addiction Across the Life Span.
7. Assessments: Strengths-and Solutions-Based.
8. Strengths- and Evidence Based Interventions.
9. Addiction With a Co-Occurring Mental Disorder or Disability.
10. Family Risks and Resiliencies.
11. Mutual Help Groups: A Strengths Perspective.
12. Racial, Ethnic, and Cultural Issues.
13. Addiction and Public Policy.
Epilogue: Providing Options.

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  • ISBN-10: 1133976956
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Online Test Bank

ISBN: 9781337288224
Organize your course and capture your students' attention with the resources found in the Test Bank, including multiple-choice, true/false, short-answer, and essay questions -- most with answers and page references for each chapter of the text.

Online PowerPoint®

ISBN: 9781337288262
These vibrant Microsoft® PowerPoint® lecture slides for each chapter assist you with your lecture by providing concept coverage using images, figures, and tables directly from the textbook.

Online Instructor's Manual

ISBN: 9781337288231
This detailed manual provides sample syllabi, course guidelines, in-class exercises, and chapter objectives to assist instructors in teaching the course.