By Shulamith Lala Ashenberg Straussner DSW
A prime specialist source and path textual content, this publication presents sensible tips for treating consumers with substance use problems in a number of contexts. professional individuals current significant overview and therapy methods including special options for intervening with specific elements. medical thoughts are sincerely defined and illustrated with precious case examples. vital themes contain damage aid; suggestions for operating with relations; and how one can meet the wishes of particular populations, together with ladies, teens, older adults, LGBT consumers, and people with often encountered co-occurring problems.
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*Revised to mirror present learn and scientific advances; up-to-date for DSM-5.
*Chapters on trauma-informed care, cognitive-behavioral remedy, and complementary/alternative approaches.
*Chapters on neurobiology and behavioral addictions.
*Significantly revised chapters on relatives therapy and twin disorders.
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As noted, there are tremendous variations in the background and characteristics of substance abusers, in the kinds of substances being abused, and in the impact of these chemicals on the users and their significant others. Nonetheless, certain characteristics and behavioral patterns are common to many substance abusers and provide basic assessment clues. All clients whose behavior is highly volatile and unpredictable or whose history indicates interpersonal, occupational, financial, and/or legal problems should be questioned about possible SUD.