Promoting Self-Change from Problem Substance Use

Promoting Self-Change from Problem Substance Use : Practical Implications for Policy, Prevention and Treatment

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For many years, what has been known about recovery from addictive behaviors has come solely from treatment studies. Only recently has the study of recoveries in the absence of formal treatment or self-help groups provided an alternative source of information.
This book on the process of self-change from addictive behaviors is the first of its kind, as it presents more than research findings. Rather, it presents the process of self-change from several different perspectives - environmental, cross-cultural, prevention and interventions at both societal and individual level. It provides strategies for how health care practitioners and government policy makers alike can aid and foster self-change. Directions for future research priorities are also presented.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 213 pages
  • 157.5 x 236.2 x 17.8mm | 385.56g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2001
  • XVI, 213 p.
  • 0792370880
  • 9780792370888

Table of contents

Introduction; H. Klingemann, L. Sobell. 1. Emergence of Natural Recovery: Review and Conceptual Issues. 2. Often Cited Classics. 3. Natural Recovery or Recovery Without Treatment from Alcohol and Drug Problems as Seen from Survey Data. 4. Natural Recovery Studies Across Problems. 5. Hostile and Favourable Societal Climates for Self-Change: Some Lessons for Policy Makers. 6. One Way to Leave Your Lover: The Role of Treatment in Changing Addictive Behaviors. 7. Role of Minimum Interventions in the Natural Recovery Process. 8. Taking the Treatment to the Community. 9. Environmental Influences in Natural Resolution: Bringing in Context. 10. Natural Recovery in Cross-Cultural Perspective. Conclusion. Annexe: Toolbox for people in practice.
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`..., this is a thoroughly documented and well-crafted book that will make an important contribution to the discussion of further directions in policy, clinical practice and research.'
Addiction 96:1681-1685 (2001)
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