This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Perfect as the major resource in first courses in Substance Abuse Counseling and Drugs and Behavior or for general clinicians as an on-the-job resource. This guide is designed to increase the knowledge base of the reader/student about alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs (ATOD) and to help them more clearly understand the process of working with clients who are misusing or abusing these drugs–now updated to include the changing substance abuse problems in our nation and around the world. Recognized for its clarity, accessibility, and practical approach, this widely used text thoroughly examines substance abuse in the population, addressing ways to measure the problem and ways to treat individuals and families who seek assistance. The authors educate prospective and practicing clinicians and counselors by guiding them, step-by-step, through the process of working with substance-abuse clients. While the chapters generally build on each other as they take readers through the theory and practice of substance abuse counseling, each chapter can be used as a stand-alone source of valuable information. Illustrative case studies with critical thinking questions.
Genre: Education, Editor: Pearson, Pages: 460 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9780134240060


"The perfect handbook for the clinical supervisor." —Nancy Waite-O’Brien, director, Education and Training, Betty Ford Center "An outstanding contribution to the professional well-being of the addiction field." —Thomas McGovern, editor, Addiction Treatment Quarterly "Forever useful." —S. Beckett, education and training coordinator, National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors
Genre: Psychology, Editor: John Wiley & Sons, Pages: 450 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9780470234808


It is a wise, flexible, and openminded guide that pulls together the contemporary knowledge about substance abuse into one source. --Dr. William Van Ornum
Genre: Self-Help, Editor: Crossroad Classic, Pages: 139 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 082451386X


Winner of the 2020 Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) Counselling Book Award Enlightening and practical, Addictions Counseling Today invites students into the heart of addictive thinking, offering first-person accounts of what it is like to experience different addictions. The text covers the range of addictions from alcohol, drug abuse, and nicotine to various process addictions, including sex, internet, gaming, social media, and gambling. Also included are the various theories and models of addiction, with a unique chapter on the neuroscience of addiction. Focusing on the new DSM-V classifications for addiction with an emphasis on CACREP and treatment, this provocative, contemporary text is an essential reference for both students and practitioners wanting to gain a deeper understanding of those with addiction. Learn why teaching addictions is changing and how to adapt your course by watching Kevin G. Alderson′s Ph.D. webinar entitled The Pandemic Addiction Volcano here. Online Resources Free PowerPoint® slides with video for instructors are available with this text. Test bank questions will be available in August 2020. Contact the author to learn more.
Genre: Education, Editor: SAGE Publications, Pages: 720 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781544392325


Theory and Practice of Addiction Counseling by Pamela S. Lassiter and John R. Culbreth brings together contemporary theories of addiction and helps readers connect those theories to practice using a common multicultural case study. Theories covered include motivational interviewing, moral theory, developmental theory, cognitive behavioral theories, attachment theory, and sociological theory. Each chapter focuses on a single theory, describing its basic tenets, philosophical underpinnings, key concepts, and strengths and weaknesses. Each chapter also shows how practitioners using the theory would respond to a common case study, giving readers the opportunity to compare how the different theoretical approaches are applied to client situations. A final chapter discusses approaches to relapse prevention.
Genre: Education, Editor: SAGE Publications, Pages: 600 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781506317311


Use goal-oriented techniques for successful family therapy with substance abusers! Family therapy is an essential core competency for substance-abuse counselors, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Family Solutions for Substance Abuse: Clinical and Counseling Approaches delivers the information and techniques you need to effectively treat addicts and their families. By understanding and changing the dynamics of the family system, you will be better able to guide your clients to adopt strategies and behaviors that sustain recovery and maintain healthy relationships. Family Solutions for Substance Abuse provides clear models of diagnosis and intervention for families, whether that means couples, teenagers and their parents, or Mom, Dad, and the kids. The theoretical background on family systems will help you understand the context of the client's addiction and the way it affects and is affected by other family members. Numerous case studies and figures bring the expert advice and theory into the practical realm so you can choose the best strategies for helping the shattered family heal. Family Solutions for Substance Abuse will teach you useful therapeutic skills and strategies, including: understanding interdependence joining with different family members negotiating goals and contracts dealing with family violence assessing motivation handling relapses ending treatment Treating addictions is notoriously difficult for even the most skilled therapist working with the most motivated client. Using the techniques in Family Solutions for Substance Abuse offers you and your clients a better chance at success, because addicts whose families share their treatment are much more likely to stay in counseling and remain clean and sober.
Genre: Family & Relationships, Editor: Routledge, Pages: 236 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781317789949


The leading manual on group-based treatment of substance use disorders, this highly practical book is grounded in the transtheoretical model and emphasizes the experiential and behavioral processes of change. The program helps clients move through the stages of change by building skills for acknowledging a problem, deciding to act, developing and executing a plan, and accomplishing other critical tasks. The expert authors provide step-by-step guidelines for implementing the 35 structured sessions, along with strategies for enhancing motivation. In a large-size format with lay-flat binding for easy photocopying, the volume includes 58 reproducible handouts. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials. New to This Edition *Reflects significant developments in research and clinical practice. *Eight new sessions focusing on the brain and substance use, gratitude, self-control, mindfulness, acceptance, and more. *Updated discussions of motivational interviewing and the use of cognitive-behavioral techniques with groups. *41 of the 58 handouts are new or revised; all are now downloadable. See also Substance Abuse Treatment and the Stages of Change, Second Edition, by Gerard J. Connors et al., which explores how the transtheoretical model can inform treatment planning and intervention in diverse clinical contexts.
Genre: Psychology, Editor: Guilford Publications, Pages: 322 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781462523405


Written as an introduction to the field of addiction counseling, this text covers the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary to counsel people who are struggling with addiction. Drs. Brooks and McHenry provide a straightforward and holistic approach to treatment and recovery, from the major theoretical underpinnings, to assessment and diagnosis, to relapse prevention and spirituality. With a focus on current clinical applications and how-tos, this book is ideal both for master’s-level addictions courses and mental health clinicians. Topics covered are cultural and gender issues, including work with LGBT clients; drug classifications and referral; assessment, diagnosis, and interview techniques; the continuum from nonuse to addiction; work in college/university, school, and community/mental health agency settings; developmental approaches in treatment; the role of the family; grief and loss in addiction; group counseling; relapse and recovery; spirituality and support groups; addictions training, certification, and ethics; and the importance of counselor self-care. Exploration questions and suggested activities are presented in each chapter. *Requests for digital versions from the ACA can be found on wiley.com. *To request print copies, please visit the ACA website here. *Reproduction requests for material from books published by ACA should be directed to permissions@counseling.org.
Genre: Psychology, Editor: John Wiley & Sons, Pages: 328 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781119098201


Clinical supervision (CS) is emerging as the crucible in which counselors acquire knowledge and skills for the substance abuse (SA) treatment profession, providing a bridge between the classroom and the clinic. Supervision is necessary in the SA treatment field to improve client care, develop the professionalism of clinical personnel, and maintain ethical standards. Contents of this report: (1) CS and Prof¿l. Develop. of the SA Counselor: Basic info. about CS in the SA treatment field; Presents the ¿how to¿ of CS.; (2) An Implementation Guide for Admin.; Will help admin. understand the benefits and rationale behind providing CS for their program¿s SA counselors. Provides tools for making the tasks assoc. with implementing a CS system easier. Illustrations.
Genre: , Editor: DIANE Publishing, Pages: 165 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781437928839


Grief Work in Addictions Counseling is a book for practitioners and students in the field of substance abuse counseling who encounter grief and loss issues with clients recovering from addiction. Enlightening the reader about loss, its relation to addiction, and the need to grieve these losses, this book provides specific strategies and techniques that readers can apply to both individual clients and counseling groups. Chapters address multicultural themes to help clinicians design treatments that will meet the needs of diverse genders, sexual orientations, cultures, ages, and spiritual orientations. This book is useful both for professionals and as a supplemental textbook for students preparing to become addictions counselors.
Genre: Addicts, Editor: Routledge, Pages: 300 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 0367538563