Addiction recovery tools: a practical handbook

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Sage Publications, Sep 12, 2001 - Psychology - 411 pages
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Addiction Recovery Tools: A Practical Handbook presents verified recovery tools with a methodical "when and how" approach for each available tool. Including both Western and Eastern methods, the book catalogs the motivational, medical-pharmaceutical, cognitive-behavioral, psychosocial, and holistic tools accessible in a wide variety of settings and programs. Speaking directly to practitioners with an easy-to-read outline for each tool, the book addresses the following questions: When and how does it work? Why does it work and with whom? What are the practical guidelines for success? What are the potential pitfalls? The contributors, all experiences addiction recovery specialists, present comprehensive descriptions of each tool as well as practical aids worksheets, lists, scales, guidelines, and interactive exercises to help the practitioner incorporate the tool into practice. Further instructional resources are supplied for training, continuing education, and career enhancement. Addiction Recovery Tools is an invaluable resource for anyone studying or working in substance abuse, counseling, social work, clinical psychology, group work, psychotherapy, or public health who is searching for a definitive handbook on addiction recovery strategies.

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Robert Holman Coombs, Ph.D., C.A.S., Professor of Biobehavioral Sciences at the University of California at Los Angeles School of Medicine, is trained as a sociologist, counseling psychologist, family therapist, certified addiction specialist, and certified group psychotherapist. A Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, he serves on the International Certification Advisory Committee of the American Academy of Healthcare Providers in the Addictive Disorders.
When a member of the California Commission for the Prevention of Drug Abuse, he developed the conceptual framework that guided the Commissions' activities. Dr. Coombs has authored or edited more than 200 publications, including 18 books. He received the Award for Excellence in Education from the University of California at Los Angeles School of Medicine, the Distinguished Faculty Educator Award from the University of California at Los Angeles Neuropsychiatric Institute and Hospital, and was a Nominee for the Faculty Excellence Award from the University of California at Los Angeles Mortar Board Senior Honors Society.