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The Spectrum of Addiction
Evidence-Based Assessment, Prevention, and Treatment Across the Lifespan



November 2017 | 360 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Reflecting the latest content in the DSM–5, The Spectrum of Addiction presents a comprehensive overview of addictive behaviors and habits from early use through risky use, severe-risk use, and addiction. Authors Laura Veach and Regina Moro draw from their experience in both teaching and counseling to provide real-world knowledge and evidence-based practices for working with clients who fall within the spectrum of addiction ranging from experimentation to physical addiction and recovery. With a unique focus on neuroscience, integration of CACREP standards, and extensive coverage of addictions across the lifespan, the book serves as a practical resource for future addiction counselors.

The Spectrum of Addiction is part of SAGE’s Counseling and Professional Identity Series. To learn more about each text in the series, please visit sagepub.com/cpiseries.

 


 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
Chapter 1 Historical Foundations of Addiction Counseling
Learning Objectives

 
Historical Use of Chemical Substances

 
History of the Treatment and Recovery Movement

 
History of Addiction-Related Research

 
Historical Legislation Efforts Impacting the Field

 
The Evolving Addiction Treatment Professional

 
Conclusion

 
Resources for Further Learning

 
References

 
 
Chapter 2 Understanding the Importance of Evidence-Based Practices for Professional Counselors
Learning Objectives

 
Overview of Evidence-Based Practices

 
Defining Evidence-Based

 
Understanding Research in Action

 
Importance and Demand for Evidence-Based Practice

 
Locating Evidence-Based Practices

 
A Caveat: The Common Factors Model and Evidence-Based Practice

 
Conclusion

 
Skills in Action

 
Resources for Further Learning

 
References

 
 
Chapter 3 Understanding the Brain in the Addictive Process
Learning Objectives

 
Knowledge: Enhanced Understanding and Brain Research

 
Evidence-Based Practice

 
Addiction and Brain Changes

 
Future Directions

 
Skills in Action

 
Case Study

 
Experiential Skills Learning Activity

 
Quiz: Brain and Addiction

 
Answer Key: Brain and Addiction Quiz

 
Resources for Further Learning

 
References

 
 
Chapter 4 Experimentation and Seeking Altered States
Learning Objectives

 
Knowledge

 
Social Pressures: Theories

 
Social Pressures: Peer, Family, and Community Influences

 
Family Influences

 
Gender Influences and Altered States

 
Cultural Influences

 
School Influences

 
Other Influences and College Youth

 
American Culture

 
Protective Factors

 
Successful Community-Based Prevention

 
Evidence-Based Practice

 
Skills in Action

 
Resources for Further Learning

 
References

 
 
Chapter 5 Understanding Risky Use Patterns
Learning Objectives

 
Knowledge

 
Risky Drinking

 
Risky Use of Other Mood-Altering Substances

 
Risky Use of Prescription Medication

 
College Students and Binge Patterns: Chemical and Process

 
Evidence-Based Practices

 
Identifying Protective Factors and Advocacy

 
Skills in Action

 
Resources for Further Learning

 
References

 
 
Chapter 6 Assessment of Risky Use and Addictive Disorders
Learning Objectives

 
Risky Use

 
Knowledge

 
Important Considerations: Laying the Groundwork for Assessment

 
Rapport-Building and Trust Issues

 
Assessment of Use Patterns

 
Evidence-Based Practices

 
Extensive Assessment Tools

 
Skills in Action

 
Resources for Further Learning

 
References

 
 
Chapter 7 Diagnosis of Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders
Learning Objectives

 
Knowledge

 
Overview of Current Diagnosis Models

 
National Institute of Mental Health Research Domain Criteria

 
International Classification and Diagnosis

 
DSM-5 and New Updates

 
Evidence-Based Practices

 
Skills in Action

 
Resources for Further Learning

 
References

 
 
Chapter 8 Brief Counseling Interventions
Learning Objectives

 
History of Brief Interventions

 
Need and Evolution of the Brief Intervention Model

 
Definition of Brief Intervention

 
Evidence-Based Practices in Clinical Settings

 
Skills in Action

 
Resources for Further Learning

 
References

 
 
Chapter 9 Intensive Family Interventions
Learning Objectives

 
Knowledge

 
Evidence-Based Practices (EBP)

 
Family Support

 
Skills in Action

 
Conclusion

 
Resources for Further Learning

 
References

 
 
Chapter 10 Societal Systems Impacted by the Addiction Spectrum: Legal, Workplace, and Medical Settings
Learning Objectives

 
Knowledge

 
Legal System and the Impact of the Addiction Spectrum

 
Medical Settings and the Impact of the Addiction Spectrum

 
Evidence-Based Practices

 
Skills in Action

 
Resources for Further Learning

 
References

 
 
Chapter 11 Intensive Addictions Counseling
Learning Objectives

 
Knowledge

 
Evidence-Based Practice

 
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)

 
Relational Model

 
Motivational Interviewing (MI)

 
Brain Stimulation Approaches

 
Other Considerations for Intensive Counseling of Individuals With Addictive Disorders

 
Tobacco

 
Heroin

 
Cocaine

 
Process Addictions

 
Intensive Levels of Care and Placement Criteria

 
Skills in Action

 
Resources for Further Learning

 
References

 
 
Chapter 12 Cross Addictions and Comorbidities
Learning Objectives

 
Knowledge

 
Cross Addictions: Evidence-Based Knowledge and Substances

 
Cross Addictions: Evidence-Based Knowledge and Process Addictions

 
Cross-Addiction Substance and Process Addictions

 
Skills in Action: Cross Addictions

 
Effective Interventions for Cross Addictions

 
Interventions for Cross Addictions With Emerging Research Support

 
Comorbidity

 
Evidence-Based Practices and Comorbidities

 
Skills in Action: Comorbidity

 
Resources for Further Learning

 
References

 
 
Chapter 13 Continuing Care and Relapse Prevention
Learning Objectives

 
Knowledge

 
Prevalence and Scope of Relapse

 
Understanding the Importance of Continuing Care to Prevent Relapse

 
Evidence-Based Practices

 
Mindfulness

 
Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)

 
Relapse Prevention Therapy (RPT)

 
Recovery Communities

 
Skills in Action

 
References

 
 
Chapter 14 Future Directions for Evidence-Based Addictions Counseling Research
Learning Objectives

 
Knowledge

 
Neuroscience and the Brain

 
An Expanding Definition of Addiction: Behavioral/Process Addictions

 
Evidence-Based Practices

 
Holistic Approaches

 
Building Upon and Re-Examining Established Evidence-Based Models

 
Importance of Continued Research

 
Skills in Action

 
Resources for Further Learning

 
References

 
 
Index
 
About the Authors

The Spectrum of Addiction fills a gap in preparing graduate students to better serve clients struggling with addictive behaviors. Its inclusion of the new DSM–5 criteria for addictive behaviors and lifespan focus make this is a unique contribution to the field.”

Robert Scholz
Pepperdine University

“This textbook provides an updated, comprehensible 21st-century foundation for the understanding of an age-old struggle with problems surrounding addictions.”

Arlene Saum
Daytona State College
Key features

KEY FEATURES: 

  • Content reflective of the DSM–5 encourages readers to view addiction on a spectrum ranging from experimentation to physical addiction and recovery.
  • A unique concentration on the 2016 CACREP standards makes the text ideal for counselors-in-training. 
  • Learning Objectives and Experiential Skills Learning Activities identify what the learner will be able to accomplish after reading each chapter and participating in guided exercises.
  • Case Illustrations with questions for reflection help students translate the material to the work they will do in their future careers through examples.
  • Reflections of professional counselors engage readers and provide insight to real-life experiences from the field.
  • Emphasis on evidence-based and culturally informed counseling, including prevention, intervention, and intensive treatment, equips readers with effective and applicable socio-cultural knowledge and skills.
  • Resources for Further Learning at the end of each chapter includes websites, online courses, and webinars for further exploration of topics.

 

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