1st Edition

The Definitive Guide to Addiction Interventions A Collective Strategy

By Louise Stanger, Lee Weber Copyright 2019
    246 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    246 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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.



    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




    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.

    More information can also be found at allaboutinterventions.com and addictionblog.org.