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Substance abuse in adolescents and young adults : a guide to treatment
Nowinski, Joseph.
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Publication Information:
New York : Norton, [1990]

Physical Description:
xvi, 246 pages ; 24 cm
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"A Norton professional book"--P. facing t.p.
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RJ506.D78 N69 1990 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Substance Abuse in Adolescents and Young Adults discusses the special problems of substance abuse in people from 13 to 23, and provides advice on setting up treatment programs for young people and their families.

Author Notes

Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D., is a psychologist at the University of Connecticut Health Center, a practitioner in private practice in Tolland, Connecticut, where he lives, & founder of the Institute for the Study of Interpersonal Sensitivity.

(Publisher Provided) Joseph Nowinski is an internationally known clinical psychologist and author. His titles include; Saying Goodbye: A Guide to Coping with a Loved One's Terminal Illness, Almost Alcoholic: Is My (Or My Loved One's) Drinking a Problem? and Hard to Love: Understanding and Overcoming Male Borderline Personality Disorder.

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The author of this introductory handbook for substance abuse therapists is director of psychology at a psychiatric institute and teaches psychology at the University of Connecticut. In its style, his third book reflects his practical applied role rather than his scholarly scientific role. Containing few footnotes, the volume relies heavily upon anecdotes, lists of questions for use in assessment and therapy, and practical suggestions for dealing with clients. Extensive attention is devoted to techniques for working with the abuser's family as well as to the use of "therapeutic tribes" in helping adolescents who are in therapy to develop peer relationships and to build skills needed to prevent relapse. Recommended for libraries at institutions with Credentialed Alcoholism Counselor or other undergraduate curricula in social work, human services, or related helping professions. -D. J. Hanson, SUNY College at Potsdam