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Harm reduction : pragmatic strategies for managing high-risk behaviors

Author: G Alan Marlatt; Mary E Larimer; Katie Witkiewitz
Publisher: New York : Guilford Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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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. Also explores philosophical and policy-related debates surrounding this growing movement. From publisher  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: G Alan Marlatt; Mary E Larimer; Katie Witkiewitz
ISBN: 9781462502561 1462502563
OCLC Number: 730404388
Language Note: Text in English.
Description: xviii, 396 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Current status, historical highlights, and basic principles of harm reduction --
Harm reduction psychotherapy --
Harm reduction for alcohol problems --
Tobacco: untapped potential for harm reduction --
Harm reduction and cannabis --
Reducing harm associated with illicit drug use: opiates, amphetamines, cocaine, steroids, and other substances --
Harm reduction for high-risk sexual behavior and HIV --
Redefining the treatment of dual disorders --
The need for culturally competent harm reduction and relapse prevention interventions for African Americans --
Harm reduction among Hispanic and Latino populations --
Harm reduction for Asian American and Pacific Islander populations --
Adolescent alcohol-related harm reduction: realities, innovations, and challenges --
Harm reduction and public policy.
Responsibility: edited by G. Alan Marlatt, Mary E. Larimer, Katie Witkiewitz.

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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. Also explores philosophical and policy-related debates surrounding this growing movement. From publisher description.

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