Coyhis, Don L. and White, William L. Colorado Springs, CO: White Bison, Inc., 2006. 258 pages. ISBN: 1-59975-229-8.
This book offers historical evidence of how Native peoples resisted and recovered, and today continue to resist and recover, from alcoholism and other alcohol-related problems. The story unfolds in the mid-eighteenth century, spans the nineteeth and twentieth, and continues with long-enduring and new recovery movements among Native peoples. This book aims to weave recently revealed evidence into a meaningful whole that challenges how the dominant culture has viewed Native American alcohol problems and how Native peoples have viewed their own personal and cultural relationships with alcohol.
Washton, Arnold M. and Zweben, Joan E. New York: Guilford Press, 2006. 312 pages. ISBN: 157230077.
Written specifically for the office-based psychotherapist, this practical guide describes how to detect, assess, diagnose, and treat clients presenting with a range of alcohol and drug problems. It offers an integrated, flexible psychotherapeutic approach that emphasizes building a strong therapeutic relationship, engaging clients "where they are," and addressing substance use within the larger context of clients' lives. The authors describe how to use a combination of motivational, cognitive-behavioral, 12-step, and psychodynamic techniques with clients at different stages of change. Techniques are illustrated with case vignettes, and appendices include reproducible client forms and handouts.
Miller, William R. and Carroll, Kathleen M (editors). New York: Guilford Press, 2006. 320 pages. ISBN: 1572302313.
This book features chapters written by preeminent researchers focusing on their respective areas of expertise. Each chapter provides a concise picture of various research activities underway in the substance abuse field and summarizes current findings. All of the important domains of substance use problems are covered, including biological and genetic factors, comorbid substance use disorders and psychiatric disorders, motivational factors, behavioral therapies, social context, family, and religion.
ADAI Research Scientist Jeanette Norris, PhD. will receive the Ira and Harriet Reiss Theory Award at the November, 2006 meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality. The annual award goes to the author(s) of the best social science article, chapter, or book published during the previous year in which theoretical explanations of human sexual attitudes and behaviors are developed. Dr. Norris will deliver a plenary address at the meeting, based on her paper "Cognitive mediation of women's sexual decision making: The influence of alcohol, contextual factors, and background variables," published in the Annual Review of Sex Research 15:258-296, 2004.
U.S. Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. DSHS Publication No. (SMA) 06-4122. -- Rockville: SAMHSA, 2006. 2 vols.
The Therapeutic Community Curriculum comprises 11 modules designed to meet the need for entry-level staff training in the basics of the therapeutic community model. Each module can be used separately to target a specific training need. The trainer’s manual includes general preparation instructions and two appendices (Ice Breakers and Positive Visualizations) that are applicable to all modules. A participant's manual features an introduction to the curriculum, a description of the therapeutic community approach, and 11 modules corresponding to those in the trainer's manual. Available to order or download from the National Clearinghouse for Alcohol & Drug Information.