Network Therapy for Alcohol and Drug Abuse

Network Therapy for Alcohol and Drug Abuse

by Marc Galanter




Designed for clinical utility, this volume presents an effective approach to engaging addicted people in treatment and helping them maintain abstinence. Well adapted to an office treatment setting and to 12-Step participation, network therapy utilizes family and peer support in conjunction with individual treatment. The book outlines a comprehensive model of addiction, describes how network therapy works, and provides detailed instructions for practice. Clinicians learn to work collaboratively with patients and network members to establish cohesive therapeutic bonds, dispel the stigma of addiction, and help avoid the pitfalls of denial and relapse to substance use. This expanded edition includes empirical validation from research supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse; guidelines for conducting network therapy training, including role-play exercises for students; and reproducible patient education handouts.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781572304413
Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date: 02/28/1999
Edition description: Expanded
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Marc Galanter, MD, is Professor of Psychiatry at New York University Medical School; Research Scientist at its World Health Organization Collaborating Center; and Director of the Division of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse at NYU and Bellevue Hospital Center. He is also Director of the national Center for Medical Fellowships in Alcoholism and Drug Abuse and Editor of Substance Abuse, the journal of the Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse.

Table of Contents

I. Rethinking the Treatment of Addiction
1. The Need for a New Approach
2. An Introduction to Network Therapy
3. Understanding Addiction
4. Psychopathology, Old and New
II. Network Therapy in Action
5. Establishing the Network
6. Intersection with Other Therapies
7. The Role of Alcoholics Anonymous in Network


Practicing psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and addictions counselors; instructors, students, and trainees in these fields. Serves as a text for undergraduate and graduate-level courses on the treatment of addictive disorders.

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