KEY FEATURES: A unique focus on the theories of addiction helps fill a gap in the literature that allows readers to connect theory to practice. A single case study explored from multiple perspectives allows students to compare all approaches applied to client situations. Sidebars with classroom discussion questions and activities assist students in further exploration of the theories. A list of resources concludes each chapter to encourage continued learning.

Cognitive Behavioral Approaches to Addiction Treatment
13 Cognitive behavioral approaches to addiction treatment
Edward Wahesh

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is among the most widely used approaches to treat addictive disorders (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration [SAMHSA], 2014). The popularity of this psychosocial treatment is not unfounded; considerable support exists within the literature for the use of CBT to treat a variety of substance use disorders, including alcohol, cannabis, opioid, and stimulant abuse (Magill & Ray, 2009; McHugh, Hearon, & Otto, 2010). Also, there is evidence that CBT is an effective treatment for behavioral addictions, such as gambling disorder (Gooding & Tarrier, 2009) and Internet addiction (Young, 2007). CBT is not a monolithic approach to counseling but is an umbrella ...

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