Making Mandated Addiction Treatment Work
ISBN 10: 144226859X
ISBN 13: 978-1442268593
The second edition of Making Mandated Addiction Treatment Work integrates cutting edge research with evidence-based addiction treatments to create a unified and effective treatment model for mental health professionals and those in training. Because the largest and fastest growing segment of the community-based addiction treatment population includes those who are mandated, Barbara C. Wallace provides insightful best practices for tailoring addiction treatment to diverse and challenging clients, including those who may have a history of trauma or mental disorders, different levels of motivation, and a high risk of relapse.
Applicable in a variety of treatment settings in both urban and rural communities, this text weaves together new research and vivid case studies into a concise and practical resource. This book is ideal for practitioners and students of public health, criminal justice, and social welfare services.
In Making Mandated Addiction Treatment Work, Wallace (health education, Teachers' College, Columbia Univ.) provides a review of the multi-modalities utilized to treat individuals in the criminal justice system diagnosed with substance abuse disorders. Repackaging and applying a combination of the unified frameworks for addiction developed by R. H. Moos (2003) and Redish et. al (2008), Wallace spotlights the impact of institutionalized racism and poverty on the treatment of incarcerated persons with substance abuse disorders. The text provides information relevant to the prevalence of comorbid mental illness in the correctional system and identifies the success of drug court and other drug programs provided to inmates. The topics covered are extensive. . . the text offers an approach to the topic for undergraduate criminal justice students.
Summing Up: Recommended. (CHOICE)
This is a great resource for early professional providers to individuals within this population as the statistics and facts integrated throughout illustrate disparities, considerations, and compassion. Wallace de-stigmatizes the individuals within this population by taking and affirming the view that these are individuals with different need. Thus, different paths of treatment, recovery, and therapy need to be considered, much like what we do with other types of issues. (Serena Wadhwa, Psy.D, LCPC, associate professor, Addictions Studies and Behavioral Health, and program director, Addictions Counseling Concentration, Governors State University)
About the Author
Barbara C. Wallace is Professor of Health Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, where she directs the Programs in Health Education and Community Health Education in the Department of Health and Behavior Studies. She is Director of Health Equity at the Center for Health Equity and Urban Science Education. Dr. Wallace is the founding director of the Research Group on Disparities in health, and her research has been widely published, including in the Journal of Equity in Health and others. She is the author of seven books, teaches courses in health education, and is a Division 50 (Addictive Behaviors) and Division 45 (Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues) Fellow within the American Psychological Association.