Therapist's Guide to Substance Abuse Intervention

1st Edition

Authors: Sharon Johnson
Paperback ISBN: 9780123875815
eBook ISBN: 9780080519135
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th April 2003
Page Count: 669
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Table of Contents


Defining Substance Abuse Dependence. Continuum of Substance Use Behaviors.

DSM IV Criteria. Additional Considerations.

Characteristics and Classification of Substances. Characteristics of Substances. Substance Use and Conditioning. Physiological Functioning. Physiological Characteristics or Factors of the Substance User. Psychological Characteristics of the User. Sociocultural Environment. Classification of Substances.

Development of Substance Abuse and Dependence. Models of Substance Dependence. Causal Factors of Substance Abuse and Dependence. Biological Mechanisms. Early Onset Variables. Late Onset Variables.

Stages of Substance Dependence and Recovery. A Causal Model for Substance Abuse. Preblematic Behavior and Thought Patterns. Patterns of Use. Developmental Stages of Dependence. Recovery Stages. Experience of Object Loss. Relapse Symptoms. Relapse Autopsy. Process of Relapse. Special Issues of Substance Dependence.

Assessment. Purpose of Assessment. Motivational Interviewing. Individualized Treatment Plan. Assessment Questions. Multivariate Treatment Planning. Important Components of a Substance Abuse History. Objective Assessment. Psychological and Neuropsychological Assessment. Substance-Related Assessment Inventories. Mnemonic Screening Devices. Functional Importance of Substance Use. Follow-up Assessment.<BR id="C


Author of AP's bestselling "Therapist's Guide to Clinical Intervention" now turns her attention to substance abuse intervention. The book will follow a similar format to her previous book, presenting information in easy to read outline form, with relevant forms, patient questionnaires, checklists, business documents, etc.

Part I discusses the social impact of substance abuse and provides a general overview of the physiological and psychological characteristics of abuse, DSM IV definition of abuse, and classifications of the varying types of drugs. Part II is the main section of the book and covers assessment, different stages of abuse/recovery, and treatment choices. Coverage includes the discussion of myriad self help choices (e.g. AA), group therapy, brief therapy, and more. Discussion will also include making a determination of treatment as inpatient or outpatient, and issues relevant to special populations (teenagers, geriatrics, comorbidity patients, etc.). Part III presents skill building resources. Part IV covers prevention, quality assurance, and also includes a glossary.

Key Features

  • Outlines treatment goals and objectives
  • Outlines for assessing special circumstances
  • Offers skill building resources to supplement treatment


Practicing clinicians/therapists in independent and group practice or in hospital settings.


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"This comprehensive guide to substance abuse treatment can be used as a reference because it covers so many areas, like an A-Z guide... This is a comprehensive guide to theory and intervention. It is a practical, step-by-step guide to helping clients suffering from substance abuse and dependence. The author provides forms you can use, which can be helpful to both the novice and seasoned therapist. This book is great because it covers all the pertinent areas in this field. If I could afford only one book in the substance abuse area, this is the one I would buy because it is comprehensive, easy to read, and gives specific treatment recommnedations. It is an invaluable resource." --DOODY PUBLICATIONS

About the Authors

Sharon Johnson Author

Sharon Johnson is a psychologist in private practice. She has participated as a committee member and chair of a Utilization Management Committee for a managed care company.

Affiliations and Expertise

Fresno, CA, USA