Treating Alcohol and Drug Problems in Psychotherapy Practice: Doing what Works

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Guilford Press, Feb 6, 2006 - Psychology - 312 pages
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Considerations in Addressing Concurrent
The Role of Medications
Individualized Goal Setting
Taking Action
Preventing Relapse
Psychotherapy in Ongoing
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About the author (2006)

Arnold M. Washton, PhD, is Executive Director of Recovery Options, a private practice in New York City and Princeton, New Jersey, dedicated to treating alcohol and drug problems in executives and professionals. He also serves as Clinical Director of The Retreat at Princeton, an inpatient substance abuse treatment program at Princeton House Behavioral Health and the University Medical Center at Princeton. An internationally known addiction psychologist and widely published author, Dr. Washton has specialized in treating substance abuse and related mental health problems since 1975.


Joan E. Zweben, PhD, is a clinical psychologist with over 35 years of experience in treating addiction and in training treatment practitioners.? These practitioners include peer counselors, social workers, marriage and family counselors, psychologists, criminal justice personnel, nurses, and physicians.? She has a broad-based background in treatment of both alcoholism and drug dependence and has experience with both residential and outpatient modalities.? She has served on numerous work groups focused on policy issues. Dr. Zweben is the founder and Executive Director of the 14th Street Clinic (1979-2007) and the East Bay Community Recovery Project (1989-present).? Through these organizations, she has collaborated with researchers locally and nationally since 1981.? She is the author of 4 books and over 55 articles or book chapters and editor of 15 monographs on treating addiction.


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