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Evidence-Based Addiction Treatment

The addictions treatment field is currently undergoing a period of increased scrutiny, upheaval and change. The growing emphasis on treatment accountability and cost effectiveness is leading to major changes in standards of care. Inconsistent practices based solely on clinical intuition rather than hard scientific evidence of treatment efficacy are rapidly becoming unacceptable.

Translating science-based treatments into clinical settings is an important priority in the addictions field and has been the subject of an influential Institute of Medicine report. Substance abuse treatment programs are now mandated to provide evidence-based treatments, with funding and insurance reimbursement contingent on their doing so.

Evidence-Based Addiction Treatment provides a state-of-the-art compilation of assessment and treatment practices with proven effectiveness. A substantial body of evidence is presented to provide students, academics and clinicians with specific science-based treatments that work. Written at a level appropriate for a variety of audiences, research studies are discussed but highly sophisticated knowledge in research methodology is not required.

Graduate level clinical psychology student, psychiatry residents, entry-level clinicians

Hardbound, 488 Pages

Published: May 2009

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-374348-0


  • Part I: Introduction to Evidence-Based Practices

    Ch1: What is Evidence Based Treatment?

    Ch2: The Clinical Course of Addiction Treatment: The Role of Nonspecific Therapeutic Factors

    Part II: Clinical Assessment and Treatment Monitoring

    Ch3: History and Current Substance Use

    Ch4: Dependence and Diagnosis

    Ch5: Assessment of Co-occurring Addictive and Other Mental Disorders (AMDs)

    Ch6: Individualized Problem Assessment I: Assessing Cognitive and Behavioral Factors

    Ch7: Individualized Problem Assessment II: Assessing Clients from a Broader Perspective

    Part III: Treatment Methods

    Ch8: Cognitive Behavioral Treatments for Substance Use Disorders

    Ch9: Motivational Interviewing (MI) for Addictions

    Ch10: Brief Intervention

    Ch11: Relapse Prevention: Evidence Base and Future Directions

    Ch12: Behavioral Couples’ Therapy in the Treatment of Alcohol Problems

    Ch13: Contingency Management and the Community Reinforcement Approach

    Ch14: How Much Treatment Does a Person Need? Self-Change and the Treatment System

    Ch 15: Adjunctive Pharmacotherapy in the Treatment of Alcohol and Drug Dependence

    Part IV: Special Populations and Applications

    Ch 16: Addiction Treatment Disparities: Ethnic and Sexual Minority Populations

    Ch 17: Treating the patient with co-morbidity

    Ch 18: Evidence-Based Interventions for Adolescent Substance Users

    Ch 19: College Student Applications

    Ch 20: Internet Evidence-Based Treatments

    Part V: Evidence-Based Treatment in Action

    Ch 21: Evidence-Based Treatment Planning for Substance Abuse Therapy

    Ch 22: Adoption and Implementation of Evidence-Based Treatment

    Part VI: A Look toward the Future

    Ch 23: Challenges of an Evidence-Based Approach to Addiction Treatment


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