Addiction Treatment: A Strengths Perspective

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Cengage Learning, May 30, 2007 - Social Science - 592 pages
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Using the popular harm-reduction model, ADDICTION TREATMENT covers the biological, psychological, and social aspects of alcoholism, eating disorders, compulsive gambling, and other addictions. Through a number of first-person narratives about the experience of addiction, students will discover a realism and depth not commonly found in textbooks. In addition, the authors include student-friendly topics, such as the case against so-called underage drinking laws, to draw students into the material and illustrate the importance of reducing harm within the biopsychological framework that ties the text together.
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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 has 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 published INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL WELFARE AND SOCIAL WORK: THE U.S. IN GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE and seven 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.

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