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Volume 5, Number 35Space HolderAug. 31, 2001

Substance Abuse Treatment book jacket

Substance Abuse Treatment and the Stages of Change

Donovan co-authors book on substance abuse treatment

Substance Abuse Treatment and the Stages of Change: Selecting and Planning Interventions is a new guide co-authored by Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute Director Dennis M. Donovan and published by Guilford Publications.

Donovan is a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences. The other authors are Gerard J. Connors, professor of psychology and director of the Research Institute on Addictions -at the University of Buffalo; and Carlo C. DiClemente, professor and chair of the Department of Psychology at University of Maryland Baltimore County.

The book is written for clinicians, social workers, therapists, and addiction counselors, as well as graduate students in these fields.

The guide delineates different stages of addiction recovery. It goes on to describe the most effective therapeutic strategies for each stage. The book covers all aspects of addiction treatment, from assessment to intervention to relapse management.

The authors offer recommendations for applying the stages of change model to individual, group, couple or family therapy. They also discuss the special needs of women and of clients with more than one diagnosis. The book includes illustrative case examples.

For more details and reviews, visit the Guilford Publications Web site.

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