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Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN10: 1572306181 ISBN13: 9781572306189 DDC: 616.86/06 LCC: RC564 Edition: (alk. paper)


Includes bibliographical references (p. 199-201) and index. Pt. 1. The BRENDA approach and how to use it -- Biopsychosocial understanding of addiction -- Managing addiction treatment using the BRENDA approach -- Biopsychosocial assessment: how to conduct it -- Report: how to prepare and present the assessment results -- Empathetic understanding: listening to the patient -- Needs: identifying patient needs and priorities -- Direct advice: matching needs to treatment options -- Assessment of the patient's reaction to advice: adjusting advice to patient response -- Dealing with pharmacotherapy and medication compliance issues -- Applying the BRENDA stages to early recovery issues -- Applying the BRENDA stages to later recovery issues -- Pt. 2. The BRENDA approach in action -- Case of Bill: a successful businessman with alcohol addiction -- Case of Alissa: cocaine and alcohol addiction with severe psychosocial complications -- Case of Stephen: a binge drinker/precontemplator.


  • LCC: RC564
  • Dewey Decimal: 616.86/06

Book Details

  • Language: eng
  • Physical Description: xvi, 208 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Edition Info: (alk. paper)


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