In The Integration of Pharmacological and Nonpharmacological Treatments in Drug/Alcohol Addictions, you’ll discover how traditional “clean and sober” recovery methods are being combined with “drug solutions” to successfully treat patients with addictive disorders. Up-to-date and filled with practical research, its integrated approach shows how you can significantly reduce morbidity and mortality due to long-term addiction.
Providing the groundwork for future developments in integrated forms of treatment, The Integrations of Pharmacological and Nonpharmacological Treatments in Drug/Alcohol Addictions combines research and practice to give you the evaluative tools you need to move from an “all or nothing” approach to a level of balanced tolerance between “good and bad” when you and your patients are searching for a successful regimen of treatment. The in-depth studies will guide you in carefully rethinking the basic tenets of addictive disorder treatment. Specifically, you’ll read about:
the integration of generalized vulnerability to drug and alcohol addiction
psychopharmacotherapy for addictive and comorbid disorders
psychosocial perspectives on integrating treatments for methamphetamine addiction
integrating pharmacotherapies in existing alcoholic treatment programs
the integrations of research in pharmacotherapy
Contemporary research has taught us some humbling lessons--namely, that addictive disorders are complex biopsychosocial entities and not simple “either/or” cases. The Integration of Pharmacological and Nonpharmacological Treatments in Drug/Alcohol Addictions explores the newly emerging middle ground in addictive disorder treatment. You’ll find that it gives you sharper definitions of abstinence, recovery, and therapy and helps you best serve those patients whose needs lie somewhere between prescription and detoxification.
Reviews: “Explores the newly emerging middle ground in addictive disorder treatment. . . . Provides sharper definitions of abstinence, recovery, and therapy, and asks for moderation between prescription and detoxification. . . . Provides several flow charts for treating different psychological disorders when coupled with substance abuse.”
Drug Abuse Update (National Families in Action)
“Primary audience is Addiction Medicine Specialists. Secondary audience is Psychiatrists. The book contains black-and-white illustrations.”
Doody’s Publishing, Inc.
“This well-researched volume is filled with practical clinical findings geared toward reducing morbidity and mortality due to long-term addiction.”
Addiction Treatment Forum Web Site (www.atforum.com)
Contents: Contents Editorial (Norman S. Miller)
Integration of Generalized Vulnerability to Drug and Alcohol Addiction (Norman S. Miller, Jane C. Guttman, and Soyna Chawla)
Psychopharmacotherapy for Addictive and Comorbid Disorders: Current Studies (Bradley M. Pechter and Norman S. Miller)
Integrating Treatments for Methamphetamine Abuse: A Psychosocial Perspective (Alice Huber, Walter Ling, Steven Shoptaw, Vikas Gulati, Paul Brethen, and Richard Rawson)
The Integration of Pharmacotherapy and Nonpharmacotherapy (Norman S. Miller and David E. Smith)
Integration of Pharmacotherapies in the Existing Programs for the Treatment of Alcoholics: An International Perspective (Flavio Poldrugo)
Integration of Research in Pharmacotherapy for Addictive Disease: Where Are We? Where Are We Going? (Walter Ling and Steven Shoptaw)
Selective Guide to Current Reference Sources
Reference Notes Included
from the publisher's website