Treatment and Prevention of Alcohol Problems - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780121944704, 9780323139793

Treatment and Prevention of Alcohol Problems

1st Edition

A Resource Manual

Series Volume Editors: W. Cox
eBook ISBN: 9780323139793
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 22nd December 1986
Page Count: 365
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Table of Contents

An Overview of Treatment and Prevention of Alcohol Problems. Initiating Treatment: Beginning Treatment for Alcohol Problems. The Assessment of Multiple Conditions in Persons with Alcohol Problems. Medical Aspects of Alcoholism. Specific Treatment Techniques: Behavioral Treatment of Alcohol Problems: A Review and a Comparison of Behavioral and Nonbehavioral Studies. Building Self-Confidence, Self-Efficacy, and Self-Control. Imagery and Logotherapeutic Techniques in Psychotherapy: Clinical Experiences and Promise for Application to Alcohol Problems. Self-Help Groups and Other Group Procedures for Treating Alcohol Problems. Craving for Alcohol: Theoretical Processes and Treatment Procedures. Associated Problems and Special Populations: Marital and Family Therapy for Alcohol Problems. Alcohol, Gender, and Sexual Problems: An Interface. Culture-Specific Treatment Modalities: Assessing Client-to-Treatment Fit in Indian Alcoholism Programs. Early Intervention: Theory and Methods for Secondary Prevention of Alcohol Problems: A Cognitively Based Approach. Prevention of Alcohol Problems. References. Index.


Personality, Psychopathology, and Psychotherapy: A Series of Monographs, Texts, and Treatises: Treatment and Prevention of Alcohol Problems: A Resource Manual focuses on the application of information gained through clinical experience and research in the treatment and prevention of alcohol problems.

The selection first offers information on an overview of treatment and prevention of alcohol problems; beginning treatment for alcohol problems; and assessment of multiple conditions in persons with alcohol problems. Discussions focus on multiple-condition concepts and measures, therapeutic relationship, treatment contacts, dealing with associated problems and special populations, early intervention and prevention, and treatment techniques. The text then elaborates on the medical aspects of alcoholism, behavioral treatment of alcohol problems, and building self-confidence, self- efficacy, and self-control.

The publication takes a look at imagery and logotherapeutic techniques in psychotherapy and self-help groups and other group procedures for treating alcohol problems, including historical development of group procedures, logotherapy and treatment for alcoholism, and imagery methods and treatment for alcoholism. The manuscript also examines the prevention of alcohol problems and the theory and methods for secondary prevention of alcohol problems. The selection is a dependable source of data for researchers interested in the treatment and prevention of alcohol problems.

Key Features

  • A resource manual for the treatment and prevention of alcohol problems
  • The contributors represent the major innovators in the field
  • Covered in detail are: initiating treatment, specific treatment techniques, associated problems and special populations, early intervention and prevention


Clinicians and practitioners in psychology, psychiatry, and social work


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" is appropriate for the classroom as well as the clinician's office. It is an excellent source of references, instructions, and ideas." --CONTEMPORARY PSYCHOLOGY

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About the Series Volume Editors

W. Cox Series Volume Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, U.S.A.