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The Definitive Guide to Addiction Interventions

A Collective Strategy, 1st Edition

By Louise Stanger, Lee Weber


230 pages | 3 B/W Illus.

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Written for a broad audience of medical and behavioral healthcare professionals, The Definitive Guide to Addiction Interventions: A Collective Strategy introduces clinicians to best practices in addiction interventions and bridges the gap between the theory and practice of successful intervention. Synthesizing decades of fieldwork, Louise Stanger explores the framework for successful invitations to change, what they look like in action, and how to adjust approach by population, and Lee Weber serves as editor. The authors summarize and compare intervention models in use today and explain the use of family mapping and individual portraiture as clinical tools. The text also teaches clinicians to troubleshoot common situations as they help move clients toward positive life decisions. Practical, ready-to-use clinical tools follow the text in downloadable worksheet form.

Table of Contents

PREFACE PROLOGUE PART 1: Models of Intervention CHAPTER 1. An Understanding of Addiction CHAPTER 2. Current Models of Intervention CHAPTER 3. The Basic Anatomy of an Intervention PART 2: Clinical Skills CHAPTER 4. How Collective Intervention Works CHAPTER 5. Therapeutic Strategies Used in Interventions CHAPTER 6. How to Adjust Interventions by Population CHAPTER 7. Difficult Interventions: Point-Counter-Point CHAPTER 8. Family Mapping and Portraiture PART 3: Troubleshooting CHAPTER 9. What's Going Wrong? CHAPTER 10. The Business of Interventions GLOSSARY BIBLIOGRAPHY

About the Authors

Dr. Louise Stanger Ed.D, LCSW, CIP, CDWF, is a lecturer, clinician, trainer, and renowned interventionist. Her work has been featured in the Huffington Post, the Journal of Alcohol Studies, Recovery View, Sober Way, and various other magazines and scholarly publications. In addition, the San Diego Business Journal listed her as one of the top ten "Women who Mean Business," and she was ranked as one of the top ten interventionists in the country.

Lee Weber is the founder and editor of Addiction Blog, with over a decade’s experience in communications, online content creation, community development, and writing. Her mission is to connect families and individuals struggling with addiction to necessary and appropriate treatment options.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / Child & Adolescent
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / Counseling
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / General
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychopathology / Addiction


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