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Drug Abuse Treatment Through Collaboration : Practice and Research Partnership That Work - James L. Sorensen

Drug Abuse Treatment Through Collaboration

Practice and Research Partnership That Work

By: James L. Sorensen (Editor), Richard A. Rawson (Editor), Joseph Guydish (Editor), Joan E. Zweben (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st February 2003
ISBN: 9781557989857
Number Of Pages: 320

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In this work, James L. Sorensen and co-editors Richard A. Rawson, Joseph Guydish and Joan E. Zweben begin to narrow the divide that exists between research and clinical practice. Bringing insights from their experience on both sides of the divide, they describe how the problem is partly a failure of communication. In the practitioner's view, research seems disconnected from clinical needs, and researchers may not be asking meaningful questions about treatment. From the researcher's view, treatment professionals may not seem open to new ideas, and the diffusion of knowledge to the field seems too slow. As a result, despite a boom in scientific findings related to neuroscience, pharmacology, health services delivery and other related disciplines, there has been little more than a ripple in the clinical treatment of addiction. This book promotes (and exemplifies) collaboration between research and practice in the substance abuse field. A multidisciplinary group of scientists and practitioners probe such topics as what field-developed treatments have attracted research attention, what research-developed treatments have been readily adopted in the field, and what is needed to bring researchers and practitioners into accord. It illustrates how, working together, researchers and practitioners can identify and further develop promising scientific protocols, employ the most rigorous standards to test them and put into practice those treatments which prove to be most effective.

A Challenge to Practitioners: Bringing Evidence-Based Practices Into Clinical Settings
Blending Research and Practice: Designing Treatment Studies to Meet Real-World Needs
Introduction: The Need for Research-Practice Collaborationp. 3
Dissemination From Practice to Researchp. 11
Introductionp. 13
Therapeutic Communities: Research-Practice Reciprocityp. 17
Auricular Acupuncture for the Treatment of Cocaine Addictionp. 37
Self-Help Groupsp. 55
The Tacoma Syringe Exchange Studies: Public Health Practice Influences Researchp. 71
Drug Courtsp. 85
Dissemination From Research to Practicep. 103
Introductionp. 105
Pharmacology, Practice, and Politics: A Tale of Two Opiate Pharmacotherapiesp. 107
Relapse Prevention in Substance Abuse Treatmentp. 121
Motivational Interviewingp. 139
Collaborationp. 151
Introductionp. 153
The Outcomes Movement in Addiction Treatment: Comments and Cautionsp. 157
Benefits of Integrating Technology With Treatment: The DENS Projectp. 181
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Demonstrations: Developing and Testing Community Interventionsp. 197
National and Local Perspectives on the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment Practice/Research Collaborative and Practice Improvement Collaborative Initiativesp. 213
Issues in Implementing Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Treatment Outcome Research in Community-Based Treatment Programsp. 227
Integrating Research Into a Treatment Programp. 249
Implicationsp. 265
Introductionp. 267
Science-Based Strategic Approaches to Disseminationp. 269
Conclusion: Recommendations for Practice-Research Collaborationp. 287
Author Indexp. 297
Subject Indexp. 309
About the Editorsp. 325
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ISBN: 9781557989857
ISBN-10: 1557989850
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st February 2003
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 22.23  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.92