Overcoming Alcohol Use Problems

Author: Elizabeth E. Epstein
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195322798
Release Date: 2009-04-27
Genre: Psychology

Alcohol use can have negative effects on your day-to-day functioning, health, and relationships. If drinking is a problem in your life, this program can help you regain control. It has been developed with the benefit of each author's 25+ years of clinical experience in treating substance abusers and has been proven effective in helping individuals to achieve and maintain abstinence. Over the course of 12 weeks, you will meet with a qualified mental health or addictions professional to learn various skills and strategies for quitting drinking and staying sober. Together, you will come up with an abstinence plan that fits your needs.The program involves self-recording to help you identify your drinking patterns and triggers. You will plan for managing high-risk situations, including interactions with other drinkers in your social network. Urges to drink are to be expected and you will learn ways to deal with them. Focusing on the negative consequences of drinking will help motivate you to stop. As you experience the rewards of sobriety and find positive alternatives to drinking, remaining abstinent will become easier. You will also learn useful techniques for managing negative emotions and challenging alcohol-related thoughts. Other areas you may work on in this program include how to cope with anxiety and depression, build social support, be assertive, manage anger, and problem solve. Before ending treatment, you will need to make a plan for maintaining your gains and prepare for handling slips and relapses.It is important that you be an active participant in your treatment. You can use this workbook to follow along with the information presented by your therapist and to do exercises in session. Each chapter provides instructions and forms for compelling assignments. With your efforts in this program and committment to abstinence, you can overcome your alcohol problems.TreatmentsThatWorkTM represents the gold standard of behavioral healthcare interventions! DT All programs have been rigorously tested in clinical trials and are backed by years of research DT A prestigious scientific advisory board, led by series Editor-In-Chief David H. Barlow, reviews and evaluates each intervention to ensure that it meets the highest standard of evidence so you can be confident that you are using the most effective treatment available to date DT Our books are reliable and effective and make it easy for you to provide your clients with the best care available DT Our corresponding workbooks contain psychoeducational information, forms and worksheets, and homework assignments to keep clients engaged and motivated DT A companion website (www.oup.com/us/ttw) offers downloadable clinical tools and helpful resources DT Continuing Education (CE) Credits are now available on select titles in collaboration with PsychoEducational Resources, Inc. (PER)

Overcoming Alcohol Abuse Use Problems

Author: Elizabeth E. Epstein
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198043422
Release Date: 2009-04-27
Genre: Psychology

Alcohol use can have negative effects on your day-to-day functioning, health, and relationships. If drinking is a problem in your life, this program can help you regain control. It has been developed with the benefit of each author's 25+ years of clinical experience in treating substance abusers and has been proven effective in helping individuals to achieve and maintain abstinence. Over the course of 12 weeks, you will meet with a qualified mental health or addictions professional to learn various skills and strategies for quitting drinking and staying sober. Together, you will come up with an abstinence plan that fits your needs. The program involves self-recording to help you identify your drinking patterns and triggers. You will plan for managing high-risk situations, including interactions with other drinkers in your social network. Urges to drink are to be expected and you will learn ways to deal with them. Focusing on the negative consequences of drinking will help motivate you to stop. As you experience the rewards of sobriety and find positive alternatives to drinking, remaining abstinent will become easier. You will also learn useful techniques for managing negative emotions and challenging alcohol-related thoughts. Other areas you may work on in this program include how to cope with anxiety and depression, build social support, be assertive, manage anger, and problem solve. Before ending treatment, you will need to make a plan for maintaining your gains and prepare for handling slips and relapses. It is important that you be an active participant in your treatment. You can use this workbook to follow along with the information presented by your therapist and to do exercises in session. Each chapter provides instructions and forms for compelling assignments. With your efforts in this program and committment to abstinence, you can overcome your alcohol problems. TreatmentsThatWorkTM represents the gold standard of behavioral healthcare interventions! ? All programs have been rigorously tested in clinical trials and are backed by years of research ? A prestigious scientific advisory board, led by series Editor-In-Chief David H. Barlow, reviews and evaluates each intervention to ensure that it meets the highest standard of evidence so you can be confident that you are using the most effective treatment available to date ? Our books are reliable and effective and make it easy for you to provide your clients with the best care available ? Our corresponding workbooks contain psychoeducational information, forms and worksheets, and homework assignments to keep clients engaged and motivated ? A companion website (www.oup.com/us/ttw) offers downloadable clinical tools and helpful resources ? Continuing Education (CE) Credits are now available on select titles in collaboration with PsychoEducational Resources, Inc. (PER)

Couples Therapy for Alcohol Use Problems A Cognitive Behavioral Treatment Program Therapist Guide

Author: Center of Alcohol Studies and Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology Rutgers University Barbara S. McCrady Professor II
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199837830
Release Date: 2008-10-31
Genre: Psychology

It is well known that alcohol abuse can have a devastating effect on a person's entire life, from work to social life to family relationships. The cycle of alcohol abuse is especially damaging when the individual is in a romantic relationship. When an individual in a relationship struggleswith alcohol dependence, both partners suffer and the nature of the relationship can become stressful, dysfunctional, and sometimes violent. Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) has been proven to be an extremely effective method of treating alcohol abuse problems. Since both members of a couple areso affected when one partner abuses alcohol, this CBT based program is designed to treat them together, to help the drinker overcome his or her problem and the partner understand how he or she can become an agent of positive change. Often, a partner can be an unwitting trigger of alcohol abuse bymisreading or miscommunicating situations. This program teaches the non-drinker how to avoid such situations and be a supportive part of the recovery effort.Partners learn to help motivate the drinker to stop, to recognise potential triggers and danger situations, and to prevent relapse once thetreatment has ended successfully. This Therapist Guide outlines a 12-week program, providing session outlines and lists of materials needed to facilitate the treatment. Sessions focus on stimulus control, problem-solving, communication, and building motivation.

Overcoming Impulse Control Problems

Author: Jon E. Grant
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199842620
Release Date: 2011-02-14
Genre: Psychology

If you feel you are no longer in control of your behavior, that your actions may have interfered with your family, social, or working life, this workbook can help you take back control. Impulse control disorders (ICDs) include pathological gambling (PG), kleptomania/compulsive stealing (KM), pyromania/fire setting (PY), and compulsive buying (CB). ICDs are characterized by difficulties resisting urges to engage in behaviors that are excessive and/or ultimately harmful to oneself or others. ICDs are relatively common and can be significantly harmful - even life threatening. They can also be effectively treated with behavioral therapies. Overcoming Impulse Control Problems is written by researchers with years of experience studying the psychology of impulse control disorders. This book represents the treatment they have found to be the most effective at controlling urges to gamble, steal, set fires, and over-spend. It will also help you to better understand the true nature of impulse control problems, and will help to prevent future problems. Intended for use in conjunction with supervised therapy, this workbook includes various self-assessmnets and exercises designed to help you realize the truth behind your actions, and to reach the ultimate goal of changing your impulsive behaviors. This workbook and the corresponding therapist guide form a complete treatment package that will help you overcome your impulsive behaviors and learn skills that are useful for a lifetime.

Overcoming Alcohol Problems

Author: Barbara S. McCrady
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195322750
Release Date: 2008-12-02
Genre: Psychology

It is well known that alcohol abuse can have a devastating effect on a person's entire life, from work to social life to family relationships. The cycle of alcohol abuse is especially damaging when the individual is in a romantic relationship. When an individual in a relationship struggles with alcohol dependence, both partners suffer and the nature of the relationship can become stressful, dysfunctional, and sometimes violent. Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) has been proven to be anextremely effective method of treating alcohol abuse problems. Designed to be used in conjunction with formal therapy, this Workbook provides couples with all the materials they need to work with their therapist in treatment. It includes, a treatment contract for both partners to sign, forms for monitoring progress and recording drinking episodes, problem-solving and cognitive restructuring exercises, and a relapse prevention plan.

Couples Therapy for Alcohol Use Problems

Author: Barbara S. McCrady
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780190295776
Release Date: 2008-12-02
Genre: Psychology

If you or your partner is dealing with an alcohol problem, the program outlined in this book can help you both. Over the course of 12 sessions with a therapist, the drinking partner will be taught various skills and strategies for quitting drinking, as well as dealing with high-risk solutions in which there is strong temptation to drink. Throughout the program, the non-drinking partner will learn how to provide support and change certain behaviors that may contribute to the drinking partners problem. As a couple, you will practice communication skills and participate in pleasant activities in order to improve your relationship and enhance intimacy. You and your partner will work together to overcome the drinking problem once and for all. Teamwork and dedication are required for a successful outcome. If you and your partner are willing to work together, you will no doubt find yourselves on the way to a healthier and happier relationship at the end of the treatment. TreatmentsThatWorkTM represents the gold standard of behavioral healthcare interventions! DT All programs have been rigorously tested in clinical trials and are backed by years of research DT A prestigious scientific advisory board, led by series Editor-In-Chief David H. Barlow, reviews and evaluates each intervention to ensure that it meets the highest standard of evidence so you can be confident that you are using the most effective treatment available to date DT Our books are reliable and effective and make it easy for you to provide your clients with the best care available DT Our corresponding workbooks contain psychoeducational information, forms and worksheets, and homework assignments to keep clients engaged and motivated DT A companion website (www.oup.com/us/ttw) offers downloadable clinical tools and helpful resources DT Continuing Education (CE) Credits are now available on select titles in collaboration with PsychoEducational Resources, Inc. (PER)

Couple Therapy for Alcoholism

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Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1572300701
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Psychology

Recent research in the treatment of alcoholism has shown that the involvement of a spouse or partner improves outcome for the client. This hands-on guide presents a time-limited, cognitive-behavioral treatment in the context of couple therapy. The volume demonstrates how to engage the alcoholic's partner as an active participant in the treatment process. Using this state-of-the-art approach, the practitioner can respond to the needs of both the alcoholic and the partner, which may motivate the couple to remain in treatment and learn the skills they need to overcome the many struggles inherent in a relationship affected by alcoholism. The treatment described in this book is based on a 20-session model, empirically tested in a research program sponsored by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. The book is organized so that each chapter and the suggested interventions may stand alone or be integrated with a variety of therapeutic approaches. Five phases of treatment are described in step-by-step detail, with recommendations for the number of sessions to be spent on each phase. Following a logical sequence, simple skills (e.g., self-monitoring) are presented first, and more difficult tasks, which build upon previously learned skills (e.g., cognitive and behavioral coping strategies and drink/target behavior refusal training), are introduced in the middle phases of treatment. The couple will be more prepared at this stage to engage in increasingly complex interactions and to team up to reinforce each other's positive behavior changes, including abstinence. The final phases of treatment introduce specific interventions designed to prevent relapse, establish nondrinking social support networks, and address other alcohol-related life problems, such as poor nutrition and lack of exercise. Illustrative case examples throughout help bring the process to life, and a wealth of reproducible handouts in the form of exercises, charts, and sample dialogue are featured in the book's appendices.

Managing Your Drug Or Alcohol Problem

Author: Dennis C. Daley
Publisher: Graywind Publications Incorporated
ISBN: 0195183754
Release Date: 1997-01-01
Genre: Psychology

Designed to educate clients on effective lifestyle management, this program focuses on client education and teaching clients how to manage craving and reduce the risk of relapse. The client learns about the nature of their problem, underlying causes, and effective cognitive coping strategies by which to take control of their lives and initiate positive change. This Therapist Guide reviews practical issues in the assessment and treatment of all types of substance abuse disorders. The information and recovery strategies can be used with clients who abuse or are dependent on alcohol, sedatives, tobacco, cocaine, methamphetamiens and other stimulants, heroin and other opioids, cannabis, hallucinogens, and inhalants. The guide provides clinicians with strategies for working with substance abuse disorders by focusing on specific issues involved in both stopping substance abuse and changing behaviors or lifestyle aspects that contribute to continued substance abuse.The information presented in this guide is derived from several sources: empirical, clinical, and self-help literature, as well as the authors' many years of experience developing treatment programs and providing direct treatment services.

Overcoming Your Alcohol Or Drug Problem

Author: Dennis C. Daley
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195307740
Release Date: 2006-06-15
Genre: Psychology

A substance use problem exists when one experiences any type of difficulty related to using alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs including illicit street drugs or prescribed drugs such as painkillers or tranquilizers. The difficulty can be in any area of life; medical or physical, psychological, family, interpersonal, social, academic, occupational, legal, financial, or spiritual.This expanded new edition of the successful Graywind Publications title provides the reader with practical information and skills to help them understand and change a drug or alcohol problem. Designed to be used in conjunction with therapy or counseling, it focuses on special issues involved in stopping substance use and in changing behaviors or aspects of one's lifestyle that keep the substance use problem active. The information presented is derived from a wealth of research studies, and discusses the most effective recovery strategies from the examination of cognitive-behavoral treatment.TreatmentsThatWorkTM represents the gold standard of behavioral healthcare interventions! DT All programs have been rigorously tested in clinical trials and are backed by years of research DT A prestigious scientific advisory board, led by series Editor-In-Chief David H. Barlow, reviews and evaluates each intervention to ensure that it meets the highest standard of evidence so you can be confident that you are using the most effective treatment available to date DT Our books are reliable and effective and make it easy for you to provide your clients with the best care available DT Our corresponding workbooks contain psychoeducational information, forms and worksheets, and homework assignments to keep clients engaged and motivated DT A companion website (www.oup.com/us/ttw) offers downloadable clinical tools and helpful resources DT Continuing Education (CE) Credits are now available on select titles in collaboration with PsychoEducational Resources, Inc. (PER)

Mastering Your Adult ADHD

Author: Steven A. Safren
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780190235567
Release Date: 2017-06-15
Genre: Psychology

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in adulthood is a prevalent and impairing disorder. While medications have been effective in treating adult ADHD, the majority of individuals treated with medications still have symptoms that require additional skills and symptom management strategies. This Second Edition of Mastering Your Adult ADHD is thoroughly updated to present the most current, empirically supported treatment strategies in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for coping with symptoms of adult ADHD. The Therapist Guide provides clinicians with effective means of teaching adult clients skills that have been scientifically tested and shown to help them cope with ADHD. The program has been updated to include the optional use of technology and smart phones to improve organization and planning. Core modules cover the development of systems for keeping track of appointments and tasks, reducing distractibility, and improving adaptive thinking skills, and there's an optional module on reducing procrastination. Information is also provided regarding holding an informational meeting with a spouse, partner, or family member. The step-by-step, session-by-session descriptions are a practical resource for therapists who deliver the treatment. The companion Client Workbook contains all of the necessary information for participating in the practical CBT intervention. It includes worksheets, forms, and a link to an assessment measure that can be used to gauge progress during treatment.

Overcoming Insomnia

Author: Jack D. Edinger
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199339389
Release Date: 2014-10-08
Genre: Medical

"It is estimated that one in ten U.S. adults suffers from chronic insomnia. If left untreated, chronic insomnia reduces quality of life and increases risk for psychiatric and medical disease, especially depression and anxiety. The Overcoming Insomnia treatment program uses evidence-based cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) methods to correct poor sleep habits. CBT has been proven in multiple studies to improve sleep by reducing time spent in bed before sleep onset, reducing time spent awake after first sleep onset, and increasing the quality and efficiency of sleep. Developed by Jack D. Edinger and Colleen E. Carney, this second edition has been thoroughly updated according to the DSM-5, which now conceptualizes insomnia as a sleep-wake disorder, rather than a sleep disorder only. The DSM-5 has also eliminated the differentiation between primary and secondary insomnias, so this program provides an expanded discussion of daytime related issues as well as delivery issues specific to those with comorbid mental and medical problems. Patients are first given information about healthy sleep and the reasons for improving sleep habits, then a behavioral program is developed to address that patient's specific sleep problems. Use of a sleep diary, assessment forms, and other homework (all provided in the corresponding patient Workbook) allows client and therapist to work together to develop an effective sleep regimen tailored specifically for each client, and several sessions are dedicated to increasing compliance and problem-solving"--Provided by publisher.

Counselling for Alcohol Problems

Author: Richard Velleman
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446209882
Release Date: 2011-01-18
Genre: Psychology

Counselling for Alcohol Problems, third edition, is a practical and bestselling guide to working with people who have problems with their use of alcohol. It is the key book recommended by most alcohol counselling courses in the UK, including the Scottish national alcohol counsellors training scheme. The author provides clear guidance for counsellors and demonstrates the need to treat every client as an individual, attempting to understand and therefore enable the client to understand, what they are doing and why. This new edition includes: - New content on the current political, social and counselling context surrounding alcohol use - A wider range of case-studies - New ideas that help students and trainees develop the skills and strategies they need for working with their clients - Further guidance for generic or non-alcohol counsellors who face alcohol problems with their clients. This third edition is an invaluable resource for practitioners, both those specialising in work with alcohol misusers and those who encounter problem drinkers in the context of a more general counselling practice.