Understanding, Treating, and Preventing the Development of Substance-Use Disorders: A Psychodynamic Perspective (Chapter 5 in Parenting and Substance Abuse: Developmental Approaches to Intervention).
Gottdiener, William H.
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The psychopathology, treatment, and prevention of substance use disorders (SUD) are discussed from a psychodynamic perspective. It is explained that defense mechanisms, object relations, and drives commingle to create SUD symptoms and each component can be worked with psychotherapeutically to help people with SUD. The ability to combine psychodynamic psychotherapy with other treatments in a therapeutic approach to SUD is also discussed. 53 references.
parent child relationships; Parenting skills; Substance abusing parents; Behavior therapy; Drug treatment programs; Psychodynamics; Substance abuse prevention