Alcoholism Treatment

Alcoholism Treatment : Context, Process and Outcome

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Based on the authors' extensive research experience, this book focuses on the context, processes, and outcomes of alcoholism treatment programs. It also investigates the influences of factors such as marital status, gender, family and work environments, stressful life events, and personal coping responses on patients' functioning up to 10 years after treatment. Bridging the gap between alcoholism treatment research and the field of program evaluation, this innovative study argues for a broader approach to treatment evaluation than the commonly used black-box model. In addition, it examines the impact of alcohol abuse on spouses and children of alcoholic patients. It will prove invaluable for professionals, and lay groups interested in alcohol and substance abuse, as well as researchers, clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, and social workers.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 302 pages
  • 164.3 x 244.9 x 25.7mm | 701.68g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • line figures, tables
  • 0195043626
  • 9780195043624

Table of contents

PART I. A SYSTEMS EVALUATION OF ALCOHOLISM TREATMENT: Evaluating and improving alcoholism treatment programs; Objectives, methods, and assessment of treatment implementation; Short-term outcome and patient prognosis; The process and effects of treatment; Gender and marital status in treatment and outcome; PART II. EXTRATREATMENT FACTORS AND THE RECOVERY PROCESS: Life stressors, social resources, and coping responses; Context, coping, and treatment outcome; The process of recovery and relapse; PART III. ALCOHOLISM AND THE FAMILY: Spouses of alcoholic partners; Children of alcoholic parents; PART IV. PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS: Improving treatment, work, and family settings; Implications for treatment and program evaluation; Index.
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