Emerging approaches to treating addictions and minimizing relapse are spotlighted in this idea-packed volume, as alternatives or adjuncts to standard psychological and pharmacological therapies. Its biopsychosocial perspective delves into the causes and processes of chemical dependence, and the clinical characteristics it shares with other addictions (e.g., food, sex, gambling, online activities), to identify client needs that substance abuse may fulfill.
Accordingly, the diverse modalities featured here address substance addiction on multiple levels, offering clients physical or mental stimulation and/or emotional relief as well as affording different degrees of autonomy. Methods can be mixed and matched to reinforce treatment goals, and clinicians can tailor treatment to individual issues and interests to assure clients nuanced and meaningful care.
Included in the coverage:
- Use of herbal medicine to treat drug addiction.
- EMDR therapy and the treatment of substance abuse and addiction.
- Evaluating the change processes in drug users' interventions.
- Web-based interventions for substance abuse.
- Physical exercise and treatment of addiction.
- Mindfulness to reduce the anxiety during the abstinence * Neurofeedback to deal with craving and anxiety symptoms
Psychologists, psychiatrists, clinical social workers, and addiction counselors and educators will find Innovations in the Treatment of Substance Addiction a valuable sourcebook for understanding addiction-and intervention-in its wider context.
André Luiz Monezi Andrade obtained a bachelors degree in psychology at Universidade Positivo and a masters degree at Universidade Federal de São Paulo, and currently is finishing his doctoral studies at Universidade Federal de São Paulo focusing on neurobiology of addiction in adolescence. He is a professor in the Department of Psychology at Universidade Anhembi Morumbi with special focus on psychopathology and psychopharmacology in adolescents. \
Denise De Micheli obtained a bachelor's degree in psychology at Universidade Paulista and masters and doctoral degrees at the Universidade Federal de São Paulo. A professor in the Department of Psychobiology at Universidade Federal de São Paulo, she also serves as chief of the Interdisciplinary Centre of Studies in Neuroscience Adolescent Health and Education and is a member of the Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse.
Eroy Apericida da Silva obtained a bachelors degree in psychology by Universidade Paulistana and masters and doctoral degrees at the Universidade Federal de São Paulo. He is a professor in the Department of Psychology at the Universidade Federal de São Paulo, where he also serves as Chief of Cognitive Therapies on Substance Abuse at Unidade de Dependência de Drogas (UDED).