A Community Reinforcement Approach to Addiction Treatmentby Robert J. Meyers, William R. Miller, Griffith Edwards
Pub. Date: 03/31/2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
The community reinforcement approach (CRA) to treating alcohol and other drug problems is designed to make changes in the client's daily environment, to reduce substance abuse, and to promote a healthier lifestyle. This is the first book to present research on the effectiveness of the CRA for a clinical readership. It includes the original study comparing CRA with traditional treatments of alcohol dependence, and summarizes other trials with alcohol, cocaine, and heroin users. The CRA program provides basic guidelines for clinicians, focusing on communication skills, problem solving and drink refusal strategies, and addresses the needs of the client as part of a social community. Combining practical advice on such matters with a scientific survey of CRA in use, this book offers a new treatment approach to all involved with the support and treatment of those with alcohol and drug problems.
- Cambridge University Press
- Publication date:
- International Research Monographs in the Addictions Series
- Edition description:
- First Edition
- Product dimensions:
- 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.47(d)
Table of ContentsAcknowledgments; 1. Developing the community reinforcement approach Robert J. Meyers and Mark D. Godley; 2. Practice and promise - the Azrin studies Erica J. Miller; 3. The treatment Jane Ellen Smith and Robert J. Meyers; 4. A comparison of community reinforcement approach and traditional approaches William R. Miller, Robert J. Meyers and J. Scott Tonigan; 5. Community reinforcement and traditional approaches William R. Miller, Robert J. Meyers, J. Scott Tonigan and Kathryn A. Grant; 6. Community reinforcement approaches with the homeless Jane Ellen Smith and Harold Delaney; 7. Community reinforcement approach to the treatment of cocaine and opioid dependence Stephen T. Higgins and Patrick Abbott; 8. Community reinforcement and family training (CRAFT) Robert J. Meyers, William R. Miller and Jane Ellen Smith; 9. Summary and reflections William R. Miller and Robert J. Meyers; References; Index.
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