Network Therapy for Alcohol and Drug Abuse (Paperback)
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Network Therapy for Alcohol and Drug Abuse (Paperback)

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Paperback 272 Pages / Published: 01/04/1999
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Designed for clinical utility, this volume presents an effective approach to engaging addicted people in treatment and helping them maintain abstinence. Well adapted to an office treatment setting and to 12-Step participation, network therapy utilizes family and peer support in conjunction with individual treatment. The book outlines a comprehensive model of addiction, describes how network therapy works, and provides detailed instructions for practice. Clinicians learn to work collaboratively with patients and network members to establish cohesive therapeutic bonds, dispel the stigma of addiction, and help avoid the pitfalls of denial and relapse to substance use. This expanded edition includes empirical validation from research supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse; guidelines for conducting network therapy training, including role-play exercises for students; and reproducible patient education handouts.

Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 9781572304413
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 398 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"This edition is full of sensible advice to practitioners and teachers....an invaluable text for those who wish to develop their skills in this eminently practical approach to treatment."--"Alcohol & Alcoholism"
"The importance of extending treatment beyond the individual is core to the book, and Galanter's model for doing so is appealing and well articulated. There are rich clinical examples, and it is a pleasure to read about a master clinician in action. The clinical wisdom in the book is invaluable, and his techniques are novel and appealing....provides a compelling and appealing clinical model that incorporates a broad network into the therapy and is catholic in the use of a range of therapeutic techniques. The book is a pleasure to read, and the clinical examples provide a rich context for understanding the therapy....the clinical reader will learn much from the writings of this thoughtful and experienced psychiatrist." --"Addiction"

"The expanded edition of "Network Therapy for Alcohol and Drug Abuse" provides new evidence for the advance of network therapy in just a few short years. The book establishes the importance of the natural circle of significant others in the treatment of chemical dependency." --George De Leon, PhD, National Development and Research Institutes, Inc., Center for Therapeutic Community Research, New York City
"Treating addiction is difficult, and available options are often insufficient. I have found network therapy to be a key ingredient in our research project on naltrexone and in my clinical work. The approach is very helpful in improving retention and outcome, and patients and network members alike have found the added support critical. This expanded edition is lucidly written and provides readily accessible methodology, useful case vignettes, and requisite patient handouts. It will be useful for students as well as experienced clinicians." --Herbert D. Kleber, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, Director, Division on Substance Abuse, Columbia University
"Over the past decade, Galanter's network therapy approach has proven to be one of the most exciting new approaches to the treatment of alcohol and drug abuse problems. Its appeal is threefold: it integrates the best of modern ideas about psychosocial and biological treatments for addictive disorders; it mobilizes the potential power of family and friendship networks in support of effective treatment; and it can be easily mastered by both experienced therapists and addiction counselors. The face validity of the network approach, which was apparent from the start, has now been supported by a series of effectiveness studies carried out by Galanter and his colleagues. These studies have convincingly demonstrated that network therapy is the equal of any existing psychosocial treatment for addictive disorders in keeping people drug-free. Further, the studies have laid out a road map for how to train therapists in this exciting method. This expanded edition not only includes succinct summaries of Galanter's outcome findings, but also provides a wealth of techniques and strategies for how to deal with some of the toughest problems associated with the treatment of serious addictive disorders. It can serve as a manual for any therapist wanting to add network therapy to his or her armamentarium of treatment approaches for alcohol and drug abuse problems." --Peter Steinglass, MD, Executive Director, Ackerman Institute for the Family, New York City

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