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The Opioid Epidemic and the Therapeutic Community Model

An Essential Guide

Editors: Avery, Jonathan D., Kast, Kristopher A. (Eds.)

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  • Reviews the opioid epidemic in the United States alongside current standard-of-care treatment approaches and gaps in access to care
  • Explores the evidence, as well as effective practices, for improved treatment outcomes in treatment-resistant populations with opioid use disorder
  • Places the therapeutic community modality within current systems-of-care for individuals with opioid use disorder
  • Presents evidence from current therapeutic communities across the world, including Italy, Greece, and prison-based communities in the United States
  • Takes a reader-friendly approach to the topic
  • Written by experts in the field
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About this book

This book aims to explore the evidence supporting the therapeutic community (TC) modality as a uniquely effective approach to care of individuals living with opioid use disorder and other addictions, and also to identify salient mediators of improved outcome, including long-term treatment and removal from the opioid-associated environment. The book includes multiple international perspectives and is designed for worldwide appeal—for countries that have established some TCs with success, those looking to improve care, and those looking to build them for the first time. 

Written by experts in addiction psychiatry and medicine, this book describes the unique role of therapeutic communities in treating substance use disorders, how the model has changed over time and adapted to diverse sociocultural contexts and systems of care, and how the TC model may serve an important population in the context of the current opioid epidemic. The chapters are written so as to be accessible for clinicians across specialties and professions.

The Opioid Epidemic and the Therapeutic Community Model is an excellent resource for all professionals interested in diverse and effective models of care to treat opioid use disorder and other addictions, including addiction medicine specialists, psychiatrists, psychologists, rehabilitation administrators, hospitalists, social workers, public health workers, students, and the interested public

About the authors

Jonathan Avery, MD
Director of Addiction Psychiatry
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Weill Cornell Medical College
525 East 68th Street, Box 140
New York, NY 10065

 

Kristopher A. Kast, MD
Chief Resident for General Adult Psychiatry
Payne Whitney Clinic of New York-Presbyterian Hospital
Weill Cornell Medical College
525 East 68th Street, Box 140
New York, NY 10065

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-26273-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $109.99
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
  • Due: November 29, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-26272-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Opioid Epidemic and the Therapeutic Community Model
Book Subtitle
An Essential Guide
Editors
  • Jonathan D. Avery
  • Kristopher A. Kast
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-26273-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-26273-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-26272-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 154
Number of Illustrations
20 illustrations in colour
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