From addictions treatment pioneer G. Alan Marlatt and associates, this is the authoritative work on harm reduction: its principles, strategies, and practical applications. Contributors review programs that have been developed and tested for a range of high-risk behaviors, including problem drinking, tobacco use, illicit drug use, and risky sexual behavior. Flexible, tailored, culturally competent treatment approaches are described for marginalized and underserved communities. The volume also explores philosophical and policy-related debates surrounding this growing movement. New to This Edition*Reflects significant advances in research and clinical practice.*Chapters on the current status of the field, applications to psychotherapy, and treatment of dual disorders.*Chapters on additional populations (adolescent drinkers and Hispanic/Lati and Asian American substance users) and an additional substance (cannabis).
G. Alan Marlatt, PhD, until his death in 2011, was Director of the Addictive Behaviors Research Center and Professor of Psychology at the University of Washington. For over 30 years, Dr. Marlatt conducted pioneering work on understanding and preventing relapse in substance abuse treatment and was a leading proponent of the harm reduction approach to treating addictive behaviors. Mary E. Larimer, PhD, is Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Adjunct Professor of Psychology at the University of Washington, where she is also Associate Director of the Addictive Behaviors Research Center and Director of the Center for the Study of Health and Risk Behaviors. Katie Witkiewitz, PhD, is Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of New Mexico, with a joint appointment at the Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse, and Addictions.
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G. Alan Marlatt, Katie A. Witkiewitz, Mary E. Larimer