The Essential Handbook of Treatment and Prevention of Alcohol Problems

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  • Book
  • 394 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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The last three decades have seen an explosion of social, psychological and clinical research to identify effective strategies to prevent and treat alcohol–related problems. ThisEssential Handbook contains an updated selection of reviews of what works , drawn from the critically acclaimedInternationalHandbook of Alcohol Dependence and Problems.

Selected specifically for health and other professionals, who need to provide effective responses in their work, these authoritative, science–based reviews are a distillation of the more practical elements, designed to save time for the busy practitioner.

Jeff Allison, UK

Britt K. Anderson, USA

Kevin Boots, Australia

Janice M. Brown, USA

Russell Carvolth, Australia

Sally Casswell, NZ

Jonathan Chick, UK

Chad Emrick, USA

Paul Gruenewald, USA

Nick Heather, UK

Linda Hill, NZ

Harold, D. Holder , USA

Ross Homel, Australia

David Kavanagh, Australia

Harald K.–H. Klingemann,  Switzerland.

G. Alan Marlatt, USA

Nyanda McBride, Australia

Gillian McIlwain, Australia

James A. McKnight, USA

Richard Midford, Australia

Kim T. Mueser, USA

Esa Österberg, Finland

George A.Parks, USA

Duncan Raistrick, UK

Stephen Rollnick, UK

Harvey Skinner, Canada

Tim Stockwell, Australia

Andrew J. Treno, USA

Robert B. Voas, USA

Malissa Yang, Canada

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About the Editors.

List of Contributors.



Editor s Introduction.

Chapter 1: The Effectiveness of Treatment (Janice M. Brown).

Chapter 2: Assessment for Brief Intervention and Treatment (Malissa Yang & Harvey Skinner).

Chapter 3: Alcohol Withdrawal and Detoxification (Duncan Raistrick).

Chapter 4: Pharmacological Treatments (Jonathan Chick).

Chapter 5: Cognitive–behavioural Alcohol Treatment (George A. Parks, G. Alan Marlatt & Britt K. Anderson).

Chapter 6: Relapse Prevention Therapy (George A. Parks, Britt K. Anderson & G. Alan Marlatt).

Chapter 7: Motivational Interviewing (Stephen Rollnick & Jeff Allison).

Chapter 8: Brief Interventions (Nick Heather).

Chapter 9: Treating Comorbidity of Alcohol Problems and Psychiatric Disorder (Kim T. Mueser & David Kavanagh).

Chapter 10: Natural Recovery from Alcohol Problems (Harald K.–H. Klingemann).

Chapter 11: Alcoholics Anonymous and Other Mutual Aid Groups (Chad Emrick).


Editor s Introduction.

Chapter 12: Effects of Price and Taxation (Esa Österberg).

Chapter 13: Controls on the Physical Availability of Alcohol (Tim Stockwell & Paul Gruenewald).

Chapter 14: Creating Safer Drinking Environments (Ross Homel, Gillian McIlwain & Russell Carvolth).

Chapter 15: Prevention of Alcohol–related Road Crashes (A. James McKnight & Robert B. Voas).

Chapter 16: Prevention at the Local Level (Andrew J. Treno & Harold D. Holder).

Chapter 17: Alcohol Education in Schools (Richard Midford & Nyanda McBride).

Chapter 18: Mass Media Marketing and Advocacy to Reduce Alcohol–related Harm (Kevin Boots & Richard Midford).

Chapter 19: Alcohol Advertising and Sponsorship: Commercial Freedom or Control in the Public Interest? (Linda Hill & Sally Casswell).

Author Index.

Subject Index.

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After working for ten years as a clinical psychologist in the UK National Health Service, in 1979
Nick Heather developed and led the Addictive Behaviours Research Group at the University of Dundee. In 1987 he became founding Director of the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre at the University of New South Wales,Australia. He returned to the UK at the beginning of 1994 and is now Emeritus Professor of Alcohol and Other Drug Studies at Northumbria University. He has published many scientific articles, books, book chapters and other publications, mostly in the area of addictions and with an emphasis on the treatment of alcohol problems.

Tim Stockwell has been Director of the National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University, Western Australia (formerly the National Centre for Research into the Prevention of Drug Abuse) since June 1996 and served as Deputy Director for seven years prior to that. He studied Psychology and Philosophy at Oxford University, obtained a PhD at the Institute of Psychiatry, University of London, and is a qualified clinical psychologist. He served as Regional Editor for Australasia of the journal Addiction for 6 years and has published over 140 research papers, book chapters and monographs, plus several books on prevention and treatment issues. His current interests include alcohol taxation, liquor licensing legislation and the assessment of alcohol consumption and related problems at the community, regional and national levels. He has worked as a consultant to the World Health Organization and the United Nations Drug Control Program.

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