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Treatment of Substance Abusers
A discussion of various therapeutic models for alcohol, cocaine and other drugs and cigarette abuse.
# 24374 | 3,600 words | 19 sources | 2002 | US
Published on Apr 12, 2003 in Psychology (Therapies) , Medical and Health (Drugs) , Psychology (Alcohol and Drugs)

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Discusses various therapeutic models for alcohol, cocaine & other drugs & cigarette abuse. Compares group therapy for substance abuses in an outpatient setting to other forms of drug therapy (12-Step program of AA, "network" therapy, short-term psychodynamic approach, behavioral therapy & other models). Recommends comgination of group therapy & self-help groups as most effective.

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"Comparing Group Therapy Approaches in an Outpatient Setting for Treating Substance Abusers

Substance abuse is a major problem in the United States, and many other countries. Currently, alcoholism directly affects approximately 14 million people in this country, while also impacting their families, friends, and coworkers (Knapp, 1999). In 1997, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that there were more than 18,000 alcohol-induced deaths and nearly 15,000 drug-related death in 1996. Further, there were 142,164 cocaine-related emergency room episodes in 1995 (Petersen, 1999).

There is no single factor that can be pointed to as..."

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