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
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.
- 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
This is a must-have resource for substance abuse and mental health practitioners, faculty, policy makers, and students.
Some useful readings in evidence-based practice.
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.
Great resource for substance use disorders
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.
Too advanced for our students.
Useful information but not general enough for an undergraduate introductory course on substance abuse.
Very useful book