Substance Use Disorders

Substance Use Disorders

Assessment and Treatment

1st Edition - March 31, 2000

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  • Authors: Charles Dodgen, W. Shea
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780122191602
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080518107

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Substance Use Disorders: Assessment and Treatment is a summary of everything a therapist should know about substance abuse in one easy-to-read comprehensive book. The book begins with a discussion of the pharmacology of specific drug classes (opioids, hallucinogens, etc.) and the epidemiology of abuse. It then presents psychological theories of substance abuse, the initiation and progression of substance abuse disorders, issues of prevention and early intervention, and screening and assessment for substance abuse (including specific tests for assessment) and discusses in detail the various treatment methodologies available. Two final chapters explore issues relevant to special populations and legal and ethical considerations, regarding issues such as confidentiality and coerced treatment.

Key Features

  • A synthesis of the current research and clinical literature
  • Includes strengths and weaknesses of commonly used psychometric assessment measures
  • Presentation and review of a complete Psychosocial/Substance Use Assessment form
  • Discussion of treatment settings and criteria for placement decisions
  • Discussion of treatment alternatives and effectiveness of major pharmacological and psychotherapeutic approaches
  • Discussion of factors leading to Relapse, and components of Relapse Prevention programs


All Psychotherapists: psychologists; social workers; nurses; drug/alcohol counselors; psychiatrists; other physicians. Psychotherapists specializing in the assessment and treatment of psychoactive substance use disorders. Psychotherapists preparing for certification exams in the assessment and treatment of PSUD's. Due to international concern over substance abuse, should be of interest in any English-speaking country.

Table of Contents

  • Clinical Pharmacology and Clinical Epidemiology of Psychoactive Substances
    Definitions and General Concepts of Pharmacology
    Pharmacology of Individual Drugs
    Clinical Epidemiology of Psychoactive Substances
    Etiology of Psychoactive Substance Use Disorders
    Theories of Etiology
    Initiation, Progression, and Maintenance of Psychoactive Substance Use Disorders
    Stage Models of Adolescent Substance Use
    Risk Factors
    Adult Model of Substance Use
    Course/Natural History of Psychoactive Substance Use Disorders
    The Disease Model
    Models of Progression of Substance Use
    Prevention, Early Intervention, and Harm Reduction
    General Perspective
    Types of Prevention
    Supply Reduction/Legal Interventions
    Risk and Protective Factors
    Skills Training
    Community-Based Prevention
    School-Based Programs
    Parenting/Family Interventions
    Related Risks/Harm Reduction
    Screening and Assessment of Psychoactive Substance Use
    Overview of the Assessment Process
    Alcohol Screening Instruments
    Drug Screening Instruments
    Biological Screening Measures
    Diagnostic Instruments
    Areas to Assess for Treatment Planning Purposes
    Diagnosis and Comorbidity
    Definition and Prevalence
    Diagnostic Issues of the Dually Impaired
    Treatment of the Dually Diagnosed
    Treatment I: Models and Approaches
    Treatment Settings and Services
    Major Theoretical Treatment Approaches
    Additional Psychological Therapies
    Role of Pharmacotherapy
    Treatment Effectiveness/Outcome Studies
    Alternative Treatments
    Treatment II: Planning, Implementing, and Managing Treatment and the Course of Recovery
    Phases of Recovery
    Relapse Parameters
    Treatment Goals
    Engagement of Patients in Treatment
    Client-Treatment Matching
    Treatment of Family Members of Substance Abusers
    Linkage of Services
    Treatment of Criminal Offenders
    Self-Help Groups
    Issues in Specific Populations
    Impaired Physicians
    Ethnic Minorities
    The Elderly Population
    The Homeless Population
    Legal and Ethical Issues
    Responsibility to Diagnose and Treat Substance Use Disorders
    Coerced Treatment
    Treatment of Pregnant Mothers
    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Product details

  • No. of pages: 174
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2000
  • Published: March 31, 2000
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780122191602
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080518107

About the Authors

Charles Dodgen

Charles E. Dodgen, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Caldwell, NJ. Dr. Dodgen has treated over one thousand substance abusing patients in inpatient and outpatient settings. He authored What Should I Know About Someone Who Abuses Alcohol or Other Drugs?, a publication for patients and family members. He is the former Director of Psychology and Clinical Coordinator of the Adult Inpatient Substance Abuse Treatment Unit at Fair Oaks Hospital in Summit, NJ. Dr. Dodgen is currently on staff at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry, in Livingston, NJ.

Affiliations and Expertise

Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, New Jersey, U.S.A.

W. Shea

W. Michael Shea, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist practicing in Morristown, NJ. Dr. Shea has over ten years experience in the field of substance abuse, as well as child abuse and neglect. Dr. Shea is the former Assistant Director of the Family Enrichment Program, and the Coordinator of the Counseling Center at Morristown Memorial Hospital. Dr. Shea is presently the Program Director, and Supervisor of the Family Crisis Intervention Unit, at the Center for Evaluation and Counseling in Morristown, NJ.

Affiliations and Expertise

Center for Evaluation & Counseling, Newton, New Jersey, U.S.A.

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