The Treatment of Drinking Problems: A Guide to the Helping Professions

The Treatment of Drinking Problems: A Guide to the Helping Professions

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The Treatment of Drinking Problems: A Guide to the Helping Professions by E. Jane Marshall, Keith Humphreys, David M. Ball

The Treatment of Drinking Problems has become the definitive text in the field of alcohol problems. It addresses the frontline realities of clinical practice in an informed and empathetic way, whilst grounding this approach in critical scientific review. Now in its fifth edition, the text has been thoroughly revised and updated with new sections covering interventions for hazardous and harmful drinking, dependent drinking, and the different settings in which alcohol problems are encountered. Clinical vignettes are used throughout the text to bring the discussion to life and to address the frontline realities of clinical practice. This is a highly readable and practical guide for anyone, generalist or specialist, treating or caring for someone with an alcohol problem.

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ISBN-13: 9781139813778
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 09/30/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

E. Jane Marshall is Consultant Psychiatrist, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and Senior Lecturer in the Addictions, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, London, UK.
Keith Humphreys is Professor of Psychiatry, Stanford University, and Research Career Scientist, Department of Veterans Affairs, Palo Alto, USA.
David M. Ball is Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist, Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, UK.

Table of Contents

Preface; A note on the fifth edition; Introduction; Part I. Background to Understanding: 1. Definitions of drinking problems; 2. Alcohol as a drug; 3. Causes of drinking problems; 4. Social complications and consequences; 5. Physical complications of excessive drinking; 6. Drinking problems and psychiatric co-morbidity; 7. Alcohol and other drugs; 8. Various clinical presentations; Part II. Screening, Assessment and Treatment: 9. Introduction, settings and roles; 10. Non-specialist settings; 11. Assessment as the beginning of therapy; 12. Withdrawal states and treatment of withdrawal; 13. The basic work of treatment; 14. Specialist treatment and pharmacotherapy; 15. Alcoholics Anonymous and alternatives; 16. Spiritual and religious issues in treatment; 17. Working towards normal drinking; 18. When things go wrong and putting them right; Index.

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