Innovations in the Treatment of Substance Addiction

  • André Luiz Monezi Andrade
  • Denise De Micheli

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction to Substance Abuse

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Lúcio Garcia de Oliveira, Frederico Eckschmidt, Gabriela Arantes Wagner
      Pages 3-15
    3. André Bedendo, André Luiz Monezi Andrade, Ana Regina Noto
      Pages 17-34
  3. Innovations in The Treatment of Substance Addiction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-35
    2. Fúlvio Rieli Mendes, Dianne da Rocha Prado
      Pages 51-68
    3. Susan Brown, Julie Stowasser, Francine Shapiro
      Pages 69-100
    4. Elisa Harumi Kozasa, Isabel Cristina Weiss de Souza, Víviam Vargas de Barros, Ana Regina Noto
      Pages 101-117
    5. Juçara Xavier Zaparoli
      Pages 119-128
    6. Laisa Marcorela Andreoli Sartes, Erica Cruvinel, Maira Leon Ferreira
      Pages 129-150
    7. Michael P. Schaub
      Pages 151-163
    8. Olena Zhabenko, Nataliya Zhabenko, Deirdre A. Conroy, Oleg Chaban, Anna Oliinyk, Iryna Frankova et al.
      Pages 165-181
    9. Ricardo Monezi, Adriana Scatena, André Luiz Monezi Andrade
      Pages 183-191
    10. Rui Ferreira Afonso
      Pages 193-199
    11. Andrea Maculano Esteves, Paulo Daubian Rubini dos Santos Nosé, Marco Tulio de Mello
      Pages 201-211
    12. Fateme Dehghani-Arani
      Pages 213-229
  4. André Bedendo, André Luiz Monezi Andrade, Ana Regina Noto
    Pages E1-E1
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 231-238

About this book


Emerging approaches to treating addictions and minimizing relapse are spotlighted in this idea-packed volume, as alternatives or adjuncts to standard psychological and pharmacological therapies. Its biopsychosocial perspective delves into the causes and processes of chemical dependence, and the clinical characteristics it shares with other addictions (e.g., food, sex, gambling, online activities), to identify client needs that substance abuse may fulfill. Accordingly, the diverse modalities featured here address substance addiction on multiple levels, offering clients physical or mental stimulation and/or emotional relief as well as affording different degrees of autonomy. Methods can be mixed and matched to reinforce treatment goals, and clinicians can tailor treatment to individual issues and interests to assure clients nuanced and meaningful care.


Included in the coverage:


·         Use of herbal medicine to treat drug addiction.

·         EMDR therapy and the treatment of substance abuse and addiction.

·         Evaluating the change processes in drug users’ interventions.

·         Web-based interventions for substance abuse.

·         Physical exercise and treatment of addiction.

·         Mindfulness to reduce the anxiety during the abstinence

·         Neurofeedback to deal with craving and anxiety symptoms

Psychologists, psychiatrists, clinical social workers, and addiction counselors and educators will find Innovations in the Treatment of Substance Addiction a valuable sourcebook for understanding addiction—and intervention—in its wider context. 


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Editors and affiliations

  • André Luiz Monezi Andrade
    • 1
  • Denise De Micheli
    • 2
  1. 1.Departamento de PsicobiologiaUniversidade Federal de São PauloSão PauloBrazil
  2. 2.Universidade Federal de São PauloSão PauloBrazil

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