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Addiction Treatment: A Strengths Perspective (Fourth Edition) / Edition 4

Addiction Treatment: A Strengths Perspective (Fourth Edition) / Edition 4

by Katherine van Wormer, Diane Rae DavisKatherine van Wormer
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ADDICTION TREATMENT covers the biological, psychological, and social aspects of alcoholism, eating disorders, compulsive gambling, and other addictions. The authors bridge the gap between the popular twelve-step and harm-reduction approaches, thus illuminating how you, as a future practitioner, can guide your clients down a trusted path that is tailored towards the client's particular needs. Through a number of first-person narratives about the experience of addiction, you will discover a realism and depth not commonly found in textbooks. Interesting and relevant topics -- such as the case against so-called underage drinking laws and an inside story of working in a casino -- draw you into the material and illustrate the importance of reducing harm within the biopsychological framework that ties the text together.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781305943308
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 01/01/2017
Series: MindTap Course List Series
Edition description: Fourth Edition
Pages: 696
Sales rank: 1,039,547
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Dr. Katherine Van Wormer has taught in departments of social work and criminal justice at the University of Northern Iowa and has over twenty years of experience in teaching and public service. Dr. Van Wormer was actively involved in civil rights movements in North Carolina and Northern Ireland. She practiced substance abuse counseling for four and a half years, including two in Norway. Dr. Van Wormer has been publishing texts, book chapters, and articles for over twenty years. In addition to ADDICTION TREATMENT: A STRENGTHS PERSPECTIVE, she has recently published SOCIAL WELFARE POLICY FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE, THE MAID NARRATIVES and numerous other books, including two on female offenders and victims and one on the nature of oppression. She has received several honors, including the McKay Faculty Research Award from the University of Northern Iowa.

Diane Rae Davis, Ph.D., is a professor in the School of Social Work and Human Services at Eastern Washington University. She teaches a variety of substance misuse and practice courses in the MSW program and has researched and written extensively on addiction and the recovery process. Current research includes an online survey for women in recovery from compulsive gambling.

Table of Contents

Part I: INTRODUCTION. 1. The Nature of Addiction. 2. Historical Perspectives. Part II: THE BIOLOGY OF ADDICTION. 3. Substance Misuse, Dependence, and the Body. 4. Substance Misuse with a Co-Occurring Mental Disorder or Disability. 5. Gambling, Eating Disorders, Shopping, and Other Behavioral Addictions. Part III: THE PSYCHOLOGY OF ADDICTION. 6. Addiction Across the Life Span. 7. Screening and Assessment. 8. Strengths- and Evidence-Based Helping Strategies. 9. Mutual Help Groups and Spiritual/Religious Resources. Part IV: THE SOCIAL ASPECTS OF ADDICTION. 10. Family Risks and Resiliencies. 11. Ethnicity, Culture, and the Socioeconomic Determinants of Addiction. 12. Gender and Sexual Orientation Differences. 13. Public Policy. Appendix.

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