Rethinking Substance Abuse: What the Science Shows, and What We Should Do About it
William R. Miller
Publication Date :
1 Jan 2010
While knowledge on substance abuse and addictions is expanding rapidly, clinical practice still lags behind. This state-of-the-art book brings together leading experts to describe what treatment and prevention would look like if it were based on the best science available. The volume incorporates developmental, neurobiological, genetic, behavioral, and social-environmental perspectives. Tightly edited chapters summarize current thinking on the nature and causes of alcohol and other drug problems; discuss what works at the individual, family, and societal levels; and offer robust principles for developing more effective treatments and services. The book will be useful to researchers and students in clinical psychology, psychiatry, social work, addictions counseling, and related disciplines; clinicians treating clients with substance abuse problems; graduate students in these fields. It also serves as a text in graduate-level courses in substance abuse and addictions treatment.