Evidence-Based Practice in the Field of Substance Abuse: A Book of Readings

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Offering readers the most current knowledge on what works in substance abuse treatment today

This one-of-a-kind anthology presents state-of-the-art material to help researchers better understand which interventions work and why, and it includes editorial commentary and critical thinking questions for each selection. The editors have organized this volume according to the process of evidence-based practice—introduction to evidence-based practice, assessment, gender-based and culturally sensitive interventions, treatment issues and innovations, and policy considerations. Connecting science and clinical research to the practical needs of persons with substance and mental health disorders, this volume is a groundbreaking resource for those who need empirically based material on treatment innovations.

Key Features

  • Data on a wide range of cutting-edge issues such as housing for homeless alcoholics and use of prescription medications to reduce drug cravings
  • Content by forward-looking experts in substance abuse treatment that promotes a public health perspective
  • Five-part organization focused on the major practice domains of parentcentered intervention, gender-based and culturally sensitive programming, and interventions across the life span

Target Audience
This is a must-have resource for substance abuse and mental health practitioners, faculty, policy makers, and students.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412975773
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 10/27/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Katherine S. van Wormer, MSSW, Ph D, is professor of social work at the University of Northern Iowa. Her Ph D is in sociology from the University of Georgia. Uniquely in the 1960s, van Wormer participated in two civil rights movements—one in North Carolina and one in Northern Ireland, where she taught English for several years. In the late 1980s, she moved to Norway for two years to practice alcoholism counseling. Dr. van Wormer has authored or co-authored over 20 books and 60 articles. Among the recent books she has authored or co-authored are Death by Domestic Violence: Preventing the Murders and the Murder-Suicides (2009, Praeger); Working with Female Offenders: A Gender-Sensitive Approach, (2010, Wiley & Sons); two volumes of Human Behavior and the Social Environment, Micro and Macro Levels, Second Edition (2011, Oxford University Press); and Addiction Treatment: A Strengths Perspective, Third Edition (2012, Cengage). Her most recent books are Restorative Justice Today (2012, SAGE) and Women and the Criminal Justice System, Fourth Edition (2014, Pearson). Dr. van Wormer and her co-author have done numerous speaking engagements related to their 2012 book, The Maid Narratives: African American Domestic Workers and their Employers in the Jim Crow South (LSU Press).

Bruce Thyer is currently a Professor and former Dean with the College of Social Work at Florida State University. Dr. Thyer spent the years 1987 - 2002 with the University of Georgia, where he earned the rank of Distinguished Research Professor. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. In 2012 he was elected to the Social Work Academy of the National Academies of Practice. Dr. Thyer is the founder and current editor of one of social work's premier journals, RESEARCH ON SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE, and is the author of over 250 articles, 80 chapters and he had authored or edited over 25 professional books. His research interests involve the promotion of evidence-based practice, evaluation research, applied behavior analysis, and social work theory.

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Table of Contents

Ch 1. Evidence-Based Practice in the Area of Substance Abuse - Bruce A. Thyer, Katherine van Wormer
Ch 2. Evidence-Based Practice and Policy: Choices Ahead - Eileen Gambrill
Ch 3. Assessment of Youthful Problem Drinkers: Validating the Drinking Context Scale (DCS-9) With Freshman First Offenders - Thomas O'Hare, Margaret V. Sherrer
Ch 4. Validating the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test With Persons Who Have a Serious Metal Illness - Thomas O'Hare, Margaret V. Sherrer, Annamaria La Butti, Kelly Emrick
Ch 5. The Effects of PTSD on Treatment Adherence, Drug Relapse, and Criminal Recidivism in a Sample of Incarcerated Men and Women - Sheryl Pimlott Kubiak
Ch 6. A Gender-Specific Pathway to Serious, Violent, and Chronic Offending? Exploring Howell's Risk Factors for Serious Delinquency - Pernilla Johansson, Kimberly Kempf-Leonard
Ch 7. Parent-Centered Intervention: A Practical Approach for Preventing Drug Abuse in Hispanic Adolescents - Maria I. Tapia, Seth J. Schwartz, Guillermo Prado, Barbara Lopez, Hilda Pantin
Ch 8. Women and Alcohol-Use Disorders: A Review of Important Knowledge and Its Implications for Social Work Practitioners - Brad R. Karoll
Ch 9. Effects of Coordinated Services for Drug-Abusing Women Who Are Victims of Intimate Partner Violence - Larry Bennett, Patricia O'Brien
Ch 10. The Life Course Perspective on Drug Use: A Conceptual Framework for Understanding Drug Use Trajectories - Yih-Ing Hser, Douglas Longshore, M. Douglas Anglin
Ch 11. Motivational Interviewing and Social Work Practice - Stéphanie Wahab
Ch 12. Motivational Interviewing to Affect Behavioral Change in Older Adults - Sherry M. Cummings, R. Lyle Cooper, and Kim Mc Clure Cassie
Ch 13. Treatment Approaches for Drug Addiction - National Institute on Drug Abuse
Ch 14. Methamphetamine Abuse in the United States: Contextual, Psychological, and Sociological Considerations - Michael T. Shrem, Perry N. Halkitis
Ch 15. Housing First Services for People Who Are Homeless With Co-Occurring Serious Mental Illness and Substance Abuse - Deborah K. Padgett, Leyla Gulcur, and Sam Tsemberis
Ch 16. Harm Reduction: A Model for Social Work Practice With Adolescents - Katherine van Wormer
Ch 17. Secondary Prevention Services for Clients Who Are Low Risk in Drug Court: A Conceptual Model - David S. De Matteo, Douglas B. Marlowe, and David S. Festinger
Conclusion. The Way Forward: From Research to Practice - Bruce A. Thyer and Katherine van Wormer
About the Editors

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