A Community Reinforcement Approach to Addiction Treatment / Edition 1

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The community reinforcement approach (CRA) to treating alcohol and oth er drug problems is designed to make changes in the client's daily env ironment, to reduce substance abuse, and to promote a healthier lifest yle. This is the first book to present research on the effectiveness o f the CRA for a clinical readership. It includes the original study co mparing CRA with traditional treatments of alcohol dependence, and sum marizes other trials with alcohol, cocaine, and heroin users. The CRA program provides basic guidelines for clinicians, focusing on communic ation skills, problem solving and drink refusal strategies, and addres ses the needs of the client as part of a social community. Combining p ractical advice on such matters with a scientific survey of CRA in use , this book offers a new treatment approach to all involved with the s upport and treatment of those with alcohol and drug problems.

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"...not only scientifically sound and well written, but in some parts even exciting in such a way that you do not want to stop reading it." Addiction

"...compelling...I recommend this book both for addiction specialists who want to review the most effective treatments for their client groups, but also for the reader who is interested in seeing the evolution of a psychological treatment through various stages and refinements as this has much more general applicability." International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry

"This is a clear, concise, reflective and most interesting book...essential..." European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

"Drs Meyers and Miller have assembled a comprehensive, highly informative book that is invaluable to individuals looking to be introduced to the history of this approach and learn therapeutic techniques invovled." Phychological Medicine

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; 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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