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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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ISBN: 9781483364834