Managing Your Drug or Alcohol Problem: Therapist Guide

Managing Your Drug or Alcohol Problem: Therapist Guide

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Designed to educate clients on effective lifestyle management, this program focuses on client education and teaching clients how to manage craving and reduce the risk of relapse. The client learns about the nature of their problem, underlying causes, and effective cognitive coping strategies by which to take control of their lives and initiate positive change. This Therapist Guide reviews practical issues in the assessment and treatment of all types of substance abuse disorders. The information and recovery strategies can be used with clients who abuse or are dependent on alcohol, sedatives, tobacco, cocaine, methamphetamiens and other stimulants, heroin and other opioids, cannabis, hallucinogens, and inhalants. The guide provides clinicians with strategies for working with substance abuse disorders by focusing on specific issues involved in both stopping substance abuse and changing behaviors or lifestyle aspects that contribute to continued substance abuse. The information presented in this guide is derived from several sources: empirical, clinical, and self-help literature, as well as the authors' many years of experience developing treatment programs and providing direct treatment more

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  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 149.9 x 226.1 x 12.7mm | 226.8g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • 0195183754
  • 9780195183757

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PART 1: OVERVIEW OF SUBSTANCE USE PROBLEMS AND ASSESSMENT; 1. Introduction and Plan for the Therapist Guide; 2. Understanding Substance Use Problems; 3. Assessment of Substance Use Problems; PART 2: TREATMENT SETTINGS AND APPROACHES; 4. Treatment Settings for Substance Use Problems; 5. Psychosocial Therapies for Substance Use Disorders; 6. Medications for Substance Use Problems; PART 3: CHANGE ISSUES AND STRATEGIES; 7. Session Topic: Stages of Change and Using Therapy or Counseling; 8. Session Topic: Goal Planning in Recovery; 9. Session Topic: Managing Cravings and Urges to Use Substances; 10. Session Topic: Managing Thoughts of Using Substances; 11. Session Topic: Dealing with Emotions; 12. Session Topic: Refusing Offers to Use Substances; 13. Session Topic: Dealing with Family and Interpersonal Problems; 14. Session Topic: Building a Recovery Support System; 15. Session Topic: Self-Help Programs and Recovery Clubs; PART 4: RELAPSE PREVENTION AND PROGRESS MEASUREMENT; 16. Session Topic: Reducing the Risk of Relapse; 17. Session Topic: Relapse Management; 18. Session Topic: Strategies for Balanced Living; 19. Session Topic: Measuring Progress; Appendix: Self-Help Organizations and Publishersshow more

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