Reviews the requirements of treatment planning, clinical assessment, and the historical antecedents of chemical dependency. Drawn from thirty years of experience in the treatment of chemical dependency, Dr. Ottomanelli describes clinical interventions in the context of established clinical research in addition to the presentation of predictors of relapse and relapse models which are derived from empirical studies. The interdisciplinary organization of this book provides a description of the psychological, sociological, and biological parameters of substance abuse.
This book will be of interest to faculty and students in undergraduate and graduate courses dealing with addictions. It will also be useful to counselors and clinical professionals dealing with addiction and substance abuse.
About the Author:
GENNARO OTTOMANELLI has treated chemical dependency for thirty years. He was a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the SUNY Health Science Center and Director of the Division of Drug Dependence at the Kings County Hospital Center in Brooklyn, New York. He is the author of HIV Infection and Intravenous Drug Use (Praeger, 1992) and Children and Addiction (Praeger, 1995).