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.
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Table of Contents
About the Authors vii
Chapter 1 Drug and Alcohol Counseling: An Introduction 1
Chapter 2 Diversity Issues in Substance Abuse Treatment 13
Chapter 3 Types of Drugs and Their Effects 43
Chapter 4 Assessment, Diagnosis, and Interview Techniques 79
Chapter 5 Continuum of Nonuse to Addiction: A Biopsychosocial Understanding 115
Chapter 6 Treatment and Treatment Settings 137
Chapter 7 Developmental Approaches in Treating Addiction 153
Chapter 8 Family and Addiction 171
Chapter 9 Grief and Loss in Addiction 183
Chapter 10 Group Counseling and Addiction 193
Chapter 11 Relapse Prevention and Recovery 225
Chapter 12 Spirituality and Support Groups in Recovery 247
Chapter 13 Addictions Training, Certifi cation, and Ethics 261
Chapter 14 The Importance of Counselor Self-Care 281