Evidence-Based Addiction Treatment

Evidence-Based Addiction Treatment

1st Edition - May 7, 2009

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  • Editor: Peter Miller
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123743480
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080921907

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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. The book includes contributions by well-known researchers on addiction treatment and explicit case examples. Written at a level appropriate for a variety of audiences, research studies are discussed but highly sophisticated knowledge in research methodology is not required.

Key Features

  • Treatments that work
  • Explicit case examples
  • Contributions by well-known researchers on addiction treatment
  • Simple ways to evaluate treatment effectiveness


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

Table of Contents

  • 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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 488
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2009
  • Published: May 7, 2009
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123743480
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080921907

About the Editor

Peter Miller

Peter M. Miller, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in the Center for Drug and Alcohol Programs at the Medical University of South Carolina. He is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Addictive Behaviors and an experienced researcher and clinician in the field of alcohol use disorders.

Affiliations and Expertise

Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, USA

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