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Promoting self-change from addictive behaviors : practical implications for policy, prevention, and treatment

"Promoting Self-Change from Addictive Behaviors examines natural recovery as a clinical phenomenon, a field of inquiry, and a vital component of therapy. It also brings clinicians and counselors to a new understanding of addiction and recovery." "One of the few books on the topic, this volume offers alternatives to disease models of addiction by exploring personal pathways to recovery. Focusing on alcohol and drug problems, it provides a literature review of 40 years of studies on self-change with particular emphasis on the current decade and methodological issues (starting with how much or how little treatment constitutes "treatment"). The 24 experts keep coverage consistently readable, and dozens of brief narratives from individuals who have successfully recovered from an addictive behavior without formal help lend valuable personal perspectives." "With Promoting Self-Change from Addictive Behaviors, health care professionals and researchers (from psychologists and social workers to nurses, sociologists, and physicians) can find more effective methods to fit client needs, and develop new insights into the recovery process. Public health workers and policymakers will also find informative strategies for tapping this rich therapeutic resource."--Jacket
eBook, English, ©2007
Springer, New York, ©2007
Springer e-books
1 online resource (xxiii, 259 pages) : illustrations
9780387712871, 9780387712864, 9781280969652, 0387712879, 0387712860, 1280969652
The phenomenon of self-change : overview and key issues
Self-change from alcohol and drug abuse : often-cited classics
Natural recovery or recovery without treatment from alcohol and drug problems as seen from survey data
Remission without formal help : new directions in studies using survey data
Natural recovery from alcohol and drug problems : a methodological review of the literature from 1999 through 2005
Self-change in a broader context : beyond alcohol and drugs
One way to leave your lover : the role of treatment in changing addictive behaviors
Promoting self-change : taking the treatment to the community
Hostile and favorable societal climates for self-change : some lessons for policymakers
Natural recovery : a cross-cultural perspective
Self-change toolbox : tools, tips, websites, and other informational resources for assessing and promoting self-change