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Overcoming Your Alcohol or Drug Problem, 2nd Edition: Therapist Guide

Dennis C. Daley and G. Alan Marlatt
0-19-530773-9, Paperback, May 2006
Book Description
Recent data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) indicate approximately 22.5 million people as having a substance abuse or dependence disorder in the past year. Many of these people may be your clients. How do you help them and what treatment strategies are most effective?

This revised guide includes all the information and materials necessary to implement successful treatment based on empirically supported and effective approaches for treating substance use disorders. Whether your client has a problem with alcohol, tobacco, or illicit drugs, this book offers practical clinical strategies to help address the most common issues associated with recovery from substance use disorders.

Originators of interventions for relapse prevention in the addictions, the renowned authors discuss issues such as engaging clients in treatment, helping them manage cravings and thoughts of using, building a recovery support system, managing emotions and co-existing psychiatric disorders, and identifying and managing relapse warning signs and high-risk factors. Also included are illustrative case studies and step-by-step instructions for teaching clients the skills they need in order to maintain their sobriety.

This guide and its corresponding workbook form a complete treatment package that can be used effectively with both individuals and in treatment groups. It is a resource that no clinician can do without.

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