Treatment of alcohol and other drug disorders in Europe: Four case studies

TitleTreatment of alcohol and other drug disorders in Europe: Four case studies
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsRiley, KJ
JournalAlcoholism Treatment Quarterly
PublisherHaworth Press
Place PublishedUS
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number0734-73241544-4538
Accession Number2008-18449-007. First Author & Affiliation: Riley, Katherine J.
KeywordsAlcoholism, cognitive behavior therapy, Drug abuse, Drug Dependency, Drug Rehabilitation, Europe, Harm Reduction, International Psychology, motivational interviewing, Rehabilitation Centers, substance abuse treatment agencies

A case study approach reviewed 4 alcohol/other drug disorders treatment agencies in Europe. Outstanding substance abuse treatment agencies in Europe are adopting motivational interviewing and cognitive behavior therapy similar to their counterparts in the United States. They also are moving toward a harm reduction approach in recognizing that alcohol/other drug dependency is a chronic illness that must be treated on a recurring basis. Some unique strategies provide ideas for improvement of U.S. programs. However, a common barrier to improving treatment is a lack of capacity to collect and use data and difficulties in following clients after they leave treatment. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved) (journal abstract)

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