Clinical Work with Substance-Abusing Clients by Shulamith Lala Ashenberg Straussner DSW

By Shulamith Lala Ashenberg Straussner DSW

A prime expert source and direction textual content, this e-book presents sensible suggestions for treating consumers with substance use issues in quite a few contexts. professional participants current significant overview and therapy techniques including designated innovations for intervening with specific elements. scientific recommendations are in actual fact defined and illustrated with worthwhile case examples. very important themes contain damage relief; ideas for operating with kin; and how one can meet the desires of particular populations, together with girls, kids, older adults, LGBT consumers, and people with often encountered co-occurring problems.

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*Revised to mirror present examine and medical advances; up-to-date for DSM-5.
*Chapters on trauma-informed care, cognitive-behavioral treatment, and complementary/alternative approaches.
*Chapters on neurobiology and behavioral addictions.
*Significantly revised chapters on relatives remedy and twin disorders.

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Motivating the abuser to obtain appropriate treatment. • Helping the abuser achieve recovery. • Monitoring ongoing recovery. • Helping family members and significant others understand substance abuse and its impact on them. Screening and Assessment Screening attempts to identify people whose substance abuse problems are not clearly evident, whereas assessment is undertaken once a problem is more apparent. Assessment is an ongoing, interactive process that consists of several important tasks, including (1) determining a formal diagnosis, (2) ascertaining the severity and impact of substance abuse on the user and those around him or her, (3) establishing a baseline of the patient’s condition for future comparison, (4) providing a guide to treatment planning and the patient’s progress in treatment, and (5) evaluating the impact of environmental influences and appropriate preventive efforts.

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