Download PDF by Katherine van Wormer, Diane Rae Davis: Addiction Treatment: A Strengths Perspective , Second

By Katherine van Wormer, Diane Rae Davis

ISBN-10: 0495090824

ISBN-13: 9780495090823

Habit therapy covers the organic, mental, and social points of alcoholism, consuming problems, compulsive playing, and different addictions. First-person narratives in regards to the event of dependancy supply you a realism and intensity of analysis now not typically present in textbooks. moreover, you'll research issues that curiosity you, resembling the case opposed to so-called underage consuming legislation, to teach you the significance of lowering the damage of any addictive habit.

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In the chapters ahead, we will be dealing with strategies to enhance motivation. Motivation is now understood, according to Hester and Miller (2003), to be the result of an interaction between the drinker and other persons, including counselors. This means there is much the counselor can achieve through interaction to help clients move along in a health-inducing direction. PREVALENCE OF SUBSTANCE MISUSE Mental health professionals can expect approximately 50% of their clients to have problems stemming from their own or a family member’s alcoholism (Drake & Mueser, 1996).

The consequences of substance misuse raise stress levels; this, in combination with the physiological craving associated with heavy use, reinforces the urge to partake. BIOPSYCHOSOCIAL-SPIRITUAL MODEL Social work and other counseling professions conceive of addiction holistically, with attention to biological, psychological, and social components in its causation and consequences. The advantage of the biopsychosocial-spiritual model is in being able to address more than one problem at a time (G.

Aired in May 2000 on ABC’s 20/20 to present alternatives to the nature of addiction 23 the Twelve-Step total abstinence approach. From the start, the reaction in the press and on the Internet was palpable. For example, here’s how Bob Eck addressed subscribers to the NASW-ATOD section LISTSERV: To mislead thousands of actively using alcoholics and addicts that it is indeed possible for them to ‘‘control drink’’ or use again is cruel, and then to attempt to support that opinion by the use of some unknown, backyard research on some chimps is truly an attempt to put one over on all of us.

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