Alcoholism Book Review
First impressions can be deceptive. While this is my first alcoholism book review, my initial feeling about reading this rather dense and grey-sky looking book was a mixture of apathy and shyness. ‘This Evidence Based Practice’ the book title alone may mislead potential readers into expecting a defensive or abrasive style of writing.
In reality, Contingency Management For Substance Misuse Treatment: A Guide For Implementing This Evidence Based Practice is most definitely neither a bully or a bore, instead it is an enthusiastic and accessible ‘how to’ manual which also succeeds in educating its reader on all matters related to contingency management (CM).
Nancy M. Petry Professor of Psychiatry, Connecticut University is highly acclaimed and well respected in the field of behavioural treatment of addiction disorders and is a consultant and adviser for National Institute of Health in the USA.
Writing a book on CM in substance misuse given the current financial climate is commendably brave of Nancy Petry. Rehab for alcoholism has always been a harsh reality. She defends the financial argument through her conviction throughout the book—implemented correctly this intervention works!