This best-selling text, aimed at generalist students, provides current coverage and practical clinical examples to reflect the rapid changes in the field of addiction treatment. Using a reader-friendly style, the authors cover various treatment models and present objective discussions of controversies in the field. Topics span the entire field (including pharmacology, conceptualizations of AOD, assessment and diagnosis, models of prevention and treatment, and family issues), providing students with a broad view of the AOD field, as well as the pervasiveness of the problem in all areas of behavioral health and general fields.
New to This Edition
Sections on evidence-based treatment and evidence-based prevention reflect the latest federally endorsed programs and strategies, providing students with accurate information about “what works.”
New chapter summaries in bullet format highlight important information and concepts.
Internet resources and discussion topics at the ends of most chapters provide support for both instructors and students in extending their explorations in this field.
MyHelpingLab assignments at the ends of many chapters encourage students to use Pearson’s robust online collection of videos and case studies for enhanced learning.
Updated data on the prevalence of alcohol and other drug use and on the numbers of treatment and emergency room admissions along with data from other relevant surveys offer current information about critical areas.
Reordered chapters put greater emphasis on ethics and confidentiality.
Here’s what your colleagues are saying:
“I would utilize this text for the foundation class. It offers the beginning student a great overview of most of the relevant topics necessary….This text is accessible. It is clearly written, covers the important topics relevant to the generalist practice.”
–Debra Morrison-Orton, California State University, Bakersfield
“After reviewing many textbooks I selected this text because I felt it gave a great overview of the issues relevant to substance abuse and treatment. It seemed very appropriate for a bachelor level class and did not focus so much on counseling and theory as many of the other textbooks available…. It is straight forward and easy to understand yet very thorough in covering the many topics related to addictions. It has given me excellent learning tools to incorporate into the syllabi.”
A balanced text written for counseling students surveying topics in substance abuse and its treatment including examples from the authors' own clinical experiences. Fisher and Harrison (U. of Nevada, Reno) take a generalist approach to addiction models, assessment and diagnosis, intervention, and treatment. They review current thought on support groups, codependency, relapse prevention, and special cases in ethnically diverse groups as well as related HIV/AIDS issues. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)