Group Treatment for Substance Abuse: A Stages-of-change Therapy Manual

This practical manual presents a 29-session treatment program designed to engage, motivate, and stimulate processes of change in clients at all stages of recovery. The program is based on the research-supported transtheoretical model of behavior change. The manual describes skills-building activities and interventions that are likely to be most effective with clients as they cycle from the earlier stages of change/m-/precontemplation, contemplation, and preparation/m-/to the later stages, action and maintenance.

By Mary Velasquez, Gaylyn Gaddy Maurer, Cathy Crouch, Carlo C. DiClemente