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Chapter 19. Group and Family Treatments for Substance Abuse

David W. Brook, M.D.; Marc Galanter, M.D.

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Group therapy and family therapy have become the treatments of choice for substance abusers and addicts. The use of a multidisciplinary approach, using a biopsychosocial framework, has provided therapists with innovations in areas including relapse prevention, cognitive-behavioral therapy, group therapy, family therapy, and psychopharmacological treatment. This chapter presents a brief review of approaches to both group therapy and family therapy.

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