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Dr. Washton’s Publications

Books on Addiction and Substance Abuse Treatment

p-book-willpowerWillpower’s Not Enough: Recovering From Addictions of Every Kind
Arnold M. Washton & Donna Boundy. Harper-Hazelden, 1989.

This book presents a framework for understanding all types of addictions (e.g., cocaine, alcohol, gambling, compulsive sex, etc.) and describes both self-help and professional treatment strategies for successful recovery.

To order by phone call: 1-800-638-3030
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p-book-treatingTreating Alcohol and Drug Problems in Psychotherapy Practice:
Doing What Works

Arnold M. Washton & Joan E. Zweben. Guilford Press, NY, NY. 2006

Written for office-based practitioners, this practical guide describes how to assess, diagnose, and treat clients presenting with a range of alcohol and drug problems. The book describes an integrated, flexible approach that emphasizes building a strong therapeutic relationship, engaging clients “where they are,” and addressing substance use within the larger context of individuals’ lives. The authors describe in very pragmatic terms how to use a combination of motivational, cognitive-behavioral, 12-step, and psychodynamic techniques with clients at different stages of change.

To order by phone call: 1-800-365-7006
To order online visit: www.amazon.com -or- www.guilford.com

p-CAbookCocaine and Methamphetamine Addiction:
Treatment, Recovery, and Relapse Prevention

Arnold M. Washton and Joan E. Zweben, W.W. Norton & Co, 2009

This book is a practical “how to” guide for treatment professionals, for anyone struggling with cocaine or methamphetamine addiction, and for family members trying desperately to help a loved one struggling with stimulant addiction. In addition to explaining the effects of these potent stimulant drugs on brain, body, and behavior, this book describes how to recognize the signs of stimulant abuse, how to break free of compulsive drug use, and how to prevent relapse over the long term. Specific strategies are clearly laid out, and brought to life with case examples drawn from the author’s decades of front line clinical experience.

To order by phone call: 1-800-233-4830
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p-book-quittingQuitting Cocaine Revised – Your Personal Recovery Plan
Arnold M. Washton. Hazelden, 1991

This change-focused workbook will help you identify the people, places, and things related to your cocaine use and recognize healthy alternatives that support your recovery. When you have completed the exercises and activities in this workbook, you will have a specific, personal plan for staying clean and enhancing your life.

To order by phone call: 1-800-328-9000
To order online visit: www.hazelden.org

p-book-psychotherapyPsychotherapy and Substance Abuse: A Practitioner’s Handbook
Arnold M. Washton (Ed.). Guilford Press, NY, NY. 1996

A comprehensive edited text covering a wide range of psychotherapeutic approaches to treating alcohol and substance abuse. The book describes specific techniques that can be used by mental health and addiction treatment professionals working in any type of clinical setting.

To order by phone call: 1-800-365-7006
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Dr. Washton’s Other Publications

Book Chapters

  1. Washton, A. M., Resnick, RB. The clinical use of clonidine in outpatient detoxification from opiates. Psychopharmacology of clonidine, In: H Lal, S. Fielding (Eds.), New York: Allen R. Liss, Inc., 277-284, 1981.
  2. Washton AM, Zahm DL, Gold MS. Cocaine and Jews. In S. Levy & S. Blume (Eds.) Addiction in the Jewish community. NY: Fed of Jewish Philanthropy, 161-179, 1986.
  3. Washton, A. M. Cocaine: Drug epidemic of the 1980’s. In D. Allen (Ed.) The cocaine crisis. New York: Plenum Press, pp. 45-64, 1987
  4. Washton, A. M., Outpatient treatment techniques. In Washton, A. M., & Gold, M. S. (Eds.) Cocaine: A clinician’s handbook. New York: Guilford, pp. 106-117, 1987.
  5. Washton, A. M., Gold, M. S. Recent trends in cocaine abuse as seen from the “800-COCAINE” hotline. In Washton, A. M., & Gold, M. S. (Eds.) Cocaine: a clinician’s handbook. New York: Guilford, pp. 10-22, 1987.
  6. Washton AM., Hendrickson EH., Stone N. Cocaine abuse. In: Donovan, D. M. & Marlatt, G. A. (Eds.), Assessment of addictive behaviors. NY: Guilford, pp. 364-389, 1988.
  7. Washton, A. M. Structured outpatient treatment of alcohol vs. drug dependencies. In Galanter M (Ed.) Annual review of alcoholism, pp. 265-304, New York: Plenum, 1989.
  8. Tatarsky A, Washton AM. Intensive outpatient treatment: a psychological perspective. In: B. Wallace (Ed.), The chemically dependent: phases of treatment and recovery. New York: Bruner-Mazel, pp. 28-38, 1992.
  9. Washton AM. Structured outpatient group therapy for alcohol and substance abusers. In: JH Lowinson, P Ruiz, RB Millman (eds), Comprehensive textbook of substance abuse. New York: Williams & Willkins, pp. 508-519, 1992.
  10. Washton AM. Clinical assessment of psychoactive substance use. In: AM Washton (Ed.). Psychotherapy and substance abuse: a practitioner’s handbook. New York: Guilford, 1995, pp. 23-54.
  11. Malik R, Washton AM, Stone-Washton NS. Structured outpatient treatment. In: AM Washton (Ed.). Psychotherapy and substance abuse: a practitioner’s handbook. New York: Guilford, 1995, pp. 285-294.
  12. Washton AM. Structured outpatient group therapy. In: JH Lowinson, P Ruiz, RB Millman, Langrod JG (eds), Comprehensive textbook of substance abuse. New York: Williams & Willkins, pp. 440-448, 1997
  13. Washton AM. Evolution of intensive outpatient treatment (IOP) as a “legitimate” treatment modality for chemical dependency. In: E Gottheil, B. Stimmel (eds.). Intensive outpatient treatment for the addictions. New York: Haworth Press, 1997, pp. xix-xxv.
  14. Washton AM, Rawson RA. Substance abuse treatment in the era of managed care. In: Galanter M, Kleber HD (Eds.). Textbook of substance abuse treatment. Washington DC: American Psychiatric Press, 1999, pp 545-552.
  15. Washton AM. A Psychotherapeutic and skills-training approach to the treatment of drug addiction. In: K Carroll (ed.). Approaches to drug abuse counseling. Bethesda MD: National Institute on Drug Abuse, 2000, NIH Publication No. 00-4151, pp 121-129.
  16. Washton AM. Group therapy for substance abuse: a clinician’s guide to doing what works. In Coombs R (ed.). Addiction recovery tools. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2001, pp 239-256.
  17. Washton AM. Outpatient group therapy at different stages of substance abuse treatment: preparation, initial abstinence, and relapse prevention. In: Brook DW, Spitz HI (Eds.). Group psychotherapy of substance abuse. New York: Haworth Medical Press, 2002, pp. 99-119.
  18. Washton, AM.  Clinical aspects of cocaine and methamphetamine dependence.  In: Brizer D, Castaneda R (Eds.). Clinical addiction psychiatry. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010, pp. 136-147.

Journal Articles

  1. Resnick, R. B., Kestenbaum, R. S., & Washton, A. M. & Poole, D. Naloxone precipitated withdrawal: a method for rapid detoxification from opiates. Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics, 21: 409-413, 1977.
  2. Resnick, R. B., Washton, A. M., Verebey, K., & Mule, S. Increased serum methadone levels in humans during naloxone-precipitated withdrawal. Psychopharmacology Bulletin, 15: 42-44, 1979.
  3. Resnick, R. B., Schuyten-Resnick, E., & Washton, A. M. Assessment of narcotic antagonists in the treatment of opioid dependence: review and commentary. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 20 (2): 116-135, 1979.
  4. Washton, A. M., Resnick, R. B., & Rawson, R. A. Clonidine hydrochloride: a non-opiate treatment for opiate withdrawal. Psychopharmacology Bulletin, 16 (2): 50-52, 1980.
  5. Washton, A. M., Resnick, R. B., & Rawson, R. A. Clonidine for outpatient opiate detoxification. The Lancet, 1078-1079, 1980.
  6. Washton, A. M., & Resnick, R. B. Clonidine for opiate detoxification: outpatient clinical trials. American Journal of Psychiatry, 137 (9): 1121-1122, 1980.
  7. Washton, A. M., & Resnick, R. B. Clonidine versus methadone for opiate detoxification. Lancet, 2: 1297, 1980.
  8. Washton, A. M., & Resnick, R. B., Perzel, J. F., Garwood, J. Lofexidine, a clonidine analogue effective in opiate withdrawal. Lancet, 1: 991-992, 1981.
  9. Washton, A. M., Resnick, R. B. Clonidine in opiate withdrawal: Review and appraisal of clinical findings. Pharmacotherapy, Vol. 1, No. 2: 140-146, 1981.
  10. Washton, A. M., Resnick, R. B. Clonidine vs. methadone for opiate detoxification. Psychopharmacology, 17 (3): 127, July 1981.
  11. Washton, A. M. & Resnick, R. B. Outpatient opiate detoxification using clonidine. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 43: 39-41, 1982.
  12. Washton, A. M., Gold, M. S., & Pottash, A. L. C. Intranasal cocaine addiction. Lancet, p. 1374, December 10, 1983 (letter).
  13. Washton, A. M., Resnick, R. B., & Geyer, G. Opiate detoxification using lofexidine: a clonidine analogue with fewer side effects. J Clinical Psychiatry, 44: 333-337, 1983
  14. Rawson, R. A., Washton, A. M., Resnick, R. B., Tennant, F. S. Clonidine hydrochloride detoxification from methadone treatment: the value of naltrexone aftercare. Advances in Alcohol and Substance Abuse. Vol. 3, No. 3: 41-49, 1984.
  15. Washton, A. M., Gold, M. S., Pottash, A. L. C. Naltrexone in addicted physicians and business executives. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 45: 39-41, 1984.
  16. Washton, A. M., & Stone, N. S. The human cost of chronic cocaine use. Medical Aspects of Human Sexuality, Vol. 18 (11): 122-130, 1984.
  17. Gold, M. S., Dackis, C., & Washton, A. M. The sequential use of clonidine and naltrexone in the treatment of opiate addicts. Advances in Alcohol and Substance Abuse. Vol. 3, No. 3: 19-38, 1984.
  18. Washton, A. M., Gold, M. S., Pottash, A. L. C., Semlitz L., Adolescent cocaine abusers. The Lancet. II: 746, 1984 (letter).
  19. Washton, A. M., Gold, M. S., Pottash, A. L. C., Upper-income cocaine abusers. Advances in Alcohol and Substance Abuse, Vol. 4 (2): 51-57, 1984.
  20. Washton, A. M., Gold, M. S., Pottash, A. L. C. Successful use of naltrexone in addicted physicians and business executives. Advances in Alcohol and Substance Abuse, Vol. 4 (2): 89-96, 1984.
  21. Washton, A. M. & Gold, M. S. Cocaine abuse: Evidence for adverse effects on health and functioning. Psychiatric Annals, 14: 177-190, 1984.
  22. Gold, M. S., Dackis, C. A., Pottash, A. L. C., Extein, I., Washton, A. M. Cocaine update: From bench to bedside. Advances in Alcohol and Substance Abuse, 1985.
  23. Washton, A. M., Gold, M. S., Pottash, A. L. C. Opiate and cocaine dependencies: Techniques to help counter the rising tide. Postgraduate Medicine, Vol. 77 (5): 293-300, 1985.
  24. Gold, M. S., Washton, A. M., Dackis, C. A., Chatlos, J. C. New treatments for opiate and cocaine dependencies: but what about marijuana? Psychiatric Annals, 16: 206-212, 1986.
  25. Washton, A. M. Nonpharmacologic treatment of cocaine abuse. Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 9: 563-571, 1986.
  26. Washton, A. M., Gold, M. S., Pottash, A. L. C. Crack. JAMA 256: 711, 1986. (letter).
  27. Washton, A. M., Gold, M. S., Pottash, A. L. C. “Crack”: early report on a new drug epidemic. Postgraduate Medicine, 80: 52-58, 1986.
  28. Washton, A. M. “Crack”: the newest lethal addiction. Medical Aspects of Human Sexuality, pp. 49-52, September 1986.
  29. Washton, A. M. Structured outpatient treatment of cocaine abuse. Advances in Alcohol and Substance Abuse, 6: 143-158, 1987.
  30. Washton, A. M., Gold, M. S. Recent trends in cocaine abuse: a view from the national hotline, “800-COCAINE”. Advances in Alcohol and Substance Abuse, 6: 31-47, 1987.
  31. Washton, A. M., Gold, M. S., Pottash, A. L. C. Cocaine abuse: techniques of assessment, diagnosis, and treatment. Psychiatric Medicine, Vol. 3, No. 3, 1987.
  32. Washton, A. M. Preventing relapse to cocaine. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, supplement, pp. 34-38, February, 1988.
  33. Washton AM, Stone-Washton N. Outpatient treatment of cocaine addiction: making it work. The Counselor, May/June, 1990.
  34. Washton AM, Stone-Washton N. Abstinence and relapse in outpatient cocaine addicts. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, Vol 22, No 2, pp 135-147, 1990.
  35. Washton AM, Stone-Washton N. Intensive outpatient treatment of cocaine addiction: techniques to improve its effectiveness. International Journal of the Addictions, 25: 1421-1429, 1991.
  36. Washton AM. The link between cocaine and compulsive sexuality. The Counselor, Nov/Dec, 20-23, 1991.
  37. Washton, A. M. Cocaine abuse and compulsive sexuality. Medical Aspects of Human Sexuality, Hospital Publications Inc., pp. 32-39, 1989.
  38. Rawson RA, Marinelli-Casey P, Washton AM. Integrating the delivery of privately and publicly funded substance abuse services. Behavioral Healthcare Tomorrow, 5(2): April 1996, pp. 32-35.
  39. Washton AM. A psychotherapeutic and skills-training approach to the treatment of substance abuse. In: Approaches to substance abuse counseling. NIDA Monograph, 1999.
  40. Washton AM. Why psychologists should treat substance use disorders. New Jersey Psychologist, Spring 2001, pp. 28-31.
  41. Washton AM. Positive by products of the struggle with addiction. Journal of Addictive Diseases, 2002, 21(2):143

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