This book aims to explore the evidence supporting the therapeutic community (TC) modality as a uniquely effective approach to care of individuals living with opioid use disorder and other addictions, and also to identify salient mediators of improved outcome, including long-term treatment and removal from the opioid-associated environment. The book includes multiple international perspectives and is designed for worldwide appeal―for countries that have established some TCs with success, those looking to improve care, and those looking to build them for the first time.
This book presents an evidence-based approach to patients with at least two psychiatric disorders, one of which relates to substance use. The chapters are case-based and written in an accessible style that highlights commonalities, thus making it easy to understand and apply. Co-occurring Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders: A Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment tackles a complicated subject area with rigor and real-world expertise, improving the standard of care delivered by clinicians who work with this population as well as the lives of the many people who suffer with these co-occurring disorders.
This book explores the stigma of addiction and discusses ways to improve negative attitudes for better health outcomes. Written by experts in the field of addiction, the text takes a reader-friendly approach to the essentials of addiction stigma across settings and demographics. The authors reveal the challenges patients face in the spaces that should be the safest, including the home, the workplace, the justice system, and even the clinical community. The text aims to deliver tools to professionals who work with individuals with substance use disorders and lay persons seeking to combat stigma and promote recovery.
The Stigma of Addiction is an excellent resource for psychiatrists, addiction medicine specialists, students across specialties, researchers, public health officials, and individuals with substance use disorders and their families.