The addictions treatment field is currently undergoing a period of increased scrutiny, upheaval and change. The growing emphasis on treatment accountability and cost effectiveness is leading to major changes in standards of care. Inconsistent practices based solely on clinical intuition rather than hard scientific evidence of treatment efficacy are rapidly becoming unacceptable.
Translating science-based treatments into clinical settings is an important priority in the addictions field and has been the subject of an influential Institute of Medicine report. Substance abuse treatment programs are now mandated to provide evidence-based treatments, with funding and insurance reimbursement contingent on their doing so.
Evidence-Based Addiction Treatment provides a state-of-the-art compilation of assessment and treatment practices with proven effectiveness. A substantial body of evidence is presented to provide students, academics and clinicians with specific science-based treatments that work. Written at a level appropriate for a variety of audiences, research studies are discussed but highly sophisticated knowledge in research methodology is not required.
Part I: Introduction to Evidence-Based Practices
Ch1: What is Evidence Based Treatment?
Ch2: The Clinical Course of Addiction Treatment: The Role of Nonspecific Therapeutic Factors
Part II: Clinical Assessment and Treatment Monitoring
Ch3: History and Current Substance Use
Ch4: Dependence and Diagnosis
Ch5: Assessment of Co-occurring Addictive and Other Mental Disorders (AMDs)
Ch6: Individualized Problem Assessment I: Assessing Cognitive and Behavioral Factors
Ch7: Individualized Problem Assessment II: Assessing Clients from a Broader Perspective
Part III: Treatment Methods
Ch8: Cognitive Behavioral Treatments for Substance Use Disorders
Ch9: Motivational Interviewing (MI) for Addictions
Ch10: Brief Intervention
Ch11: Relapse Prevention: Evidence Base and Future Directions
Ch12: Behavioral Couples’ Therapy in the Treatment of Alcohol Problems
Ch13: Contingency Management and the Community Reinforcement Approach
Ch14: How Much Treatment Does a Person Need? Self-Change and the Treatment System
Ch 15: Adjunctive Pharmacotherapy in the Treatment of Alcohol and Drug Dependence
Part IV: Special Populations and Applications
Ch 16: Addiction Treatment Disparities: Ethnic and Sexual Minority Populations
Ch 17: Treating the patient with co-morbidity
Ch 18: Evidence-Based Interventions for Adolescent Substance Users
Ch 19: College Student Applications
Ch 20: Internet Evidence-Based Treatments
Part V: Evidence-Based Treatment in Action
Ch 21: Evidence-Based Treatment Planning for Substance Abuse Therapy
Ch 22: Adoption and Implementation of Evidence-Based Treatment
Part VI: A Look toward the Future
Ch 23: Challenges of an Evidence-Based Approach to Addiction Treatment