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Volpicelli, Joseph R and Pettinati, Helen M and McLellan, A Thomas and O'Brien, Charles P (2001) Combining medication and psychosocial treatments for addictions : the BRENDA approach. New York: Guilford .

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Recent studies have shown a combination of psychosocial support and medications to lead to better addiction treatment outcomes than talk therapy alone. This practical manual provides an empirically supported framework for managing biopsychosocial treatment of alcohol and drug dependence. Fully compatible with cognitive-behavioral and 12-step models, BRENDA is a collaborative, case-management approach to treatment. It incorporates the use of newly developed medications that target the biological underpinnings of addiction, and maximizes treatment compliance through working with patients in a nonjudgmental manner and enhancing their motivation to change.

Illustrated with extended case examples, the book describes how to conduct a thorough assessment, make recommendations for a variety of individualized interventions, and coordinate service delivery with other providers as needed. The approach has been demonstrated effective in more than 80% of alcohol-dependent referrals to the authors' treatment program


Item Type:Book
Date:2001
Call No:HZ
Pages:xvi, 2
Publisher:Guilford
Place of Publication:New York
ISBN:1-57230-618-1
Keywords:psychosocial treatment model, combined modality therapy, drug therapy, psychosocial treatment method, patient compliance
Notes:Foreward by William R. Miller. Includes bibliograpical references and index.
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Accession Number:HRB 205 (Available), HRB 859 (Available)
Subjects:N Communication, information and education > Recommendations or guidelines
B Substances > Cocaine > Crack cocaine
HJ Treatment method > Directive and nondirective therapy > Psychoanalytic therapy > Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence > Substance use behaviour > Abstinence
HJ Treatment method > Substance disorder treatment method > Detoxification method
HA Screening, identification, and diagnostic method > Psychosocial screening and diagnostic method
A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Natural history of substance use > Recovery
A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Theory of substance use > Biopsychosocial substance use disorder theory
G Health and disease > Substance use disorder > Alcohol use > Alcohol dependence
HA Screening, identification, and diagnostic method > Psychological assessment
HJ Treatment method > Substance disorder treatment method > Substance disorder drug therapy

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