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By: J. Michael Faragher & Adam Soberay

In: Handbook of Group Counseling & Psychotherapy

Chapter 32: Group Approaches for Addictive Behaviors

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Group Approaches for Addictive Behaviors
Group approaches for addictive behaviors
J. Michael FaragherAdam Soberay
Introduction

This chapter will address group approaches that are appropriate for a broad concept of addiction, in particular, substance dependence and abuse, which includes alcohol and both legal and illegal prescription pharmaceuticals. Many of these same approaches are effective for nonsubstance use addictive behaviors such as gambling, sex, and eating. This chapter focuses on best practices in working with clients suffering from a wide range of substance misuse disorders. Common factors that appear to be associated with all addictions, followed by information on the specific and unique factors associated with several of the most common substance misuse addictions addressed in group counseling, will be described. An understanding of these common and specific factors ...

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