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Evidence-Based Practice in the Field of Substance Abuse

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

  • Katherine van Wormer - University of Northern Iowa, USA
  • Bruce A. Thyer - Florida State University, USA, North-West University, Vaal Triangle Campus, Republic of South Africa

November 2009 | 312 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

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.

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

Some useful readings in evidence-based practice.

Ms Shaneika Bailey
Sociology, University of Guyana
September 9, 2013

This book is recommended for anyone studying or working with substance misuse.It has clear data relating to substance misuse and evidences each one using graphs and explanation. It is recommended to be used in studying counselling also as it touches on the person centrd approach used with individualass who misuse substances.

Miss Sam Ford
Health and Social Care, South Essex College
August 8, 2013

Great resource for substance use disorders

Professor Alyssa Wilson
School of Social Work, St Louis University
July 12, 2013

This text is prescribed for the BSocSc Honours in Clinical Social Work (Substance Abuse) Programme as well as recommended reading for an undergraduate course of the Bachelor of Social Work programme where a module focuses on substance abuse. This text addresses the contemporary emphasis on evidence based practice in the field of substance abuse very well.

Mr Ronald Addinall
Social Development, University of Cape Town
March 12, 2012

Too advanced for our students.

Bonnie Smith
Human Service Dept, Greenville Technical College - Barton
September 30, 2011

Useful information but not general enough for an undergraduate introductory course on substance abuse.

Dr Samuel Maddox
Psychology, Clayton State University
August 29, 2010

Very useful book

Mr Michael Marriott
Social Work , Greenwich University
May 5, 2010
Key features
  • Provides a collection of readable yet empirically-based selections on treatment effectiveness for substance abuse clients from diverse background;
  • Uniquely includes data on a wide range of issues that on the cutting edge—housing for homeless alcoholics, use of prescription medications to reduce drug cravings, natural recovery without treatment, harm reduction practices, and motivational interviewing strategies;
  • Organizes material written by forward-looking experts in substance abuse treatment that prepare us for the paradigm shift that promotes a public health rather than criminal justice approach to addictive behavior.
  • Offers a five-part organization that focuses on the major practice domains of parent-centered intervention, gender-based and culturally-sensitive programming, and interventions across the life span;
  • Includes in one book empirically-based material on treatment innovations, for example, motivational interviewing, drug courts, and housing first experiments.

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