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Counseling the Alcohol and Drug Dependent Client: A Practical Approach / Edition 1

Counseling the Alcohol and Drug Dependent Client: A Practical Approach / Edition 1

by Robert J. Craig


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ISBN-13: 9780205359165
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 06/06/2003
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 6.92(w) x 9.05(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents


1. The Cost of Substance Abuse in Society.

Sources of Epidemiological Data.

Extent of the Problem.

Cost of the Problem.

Cost Effectiveness of Treatment.

2. Etiology of Substance Abuse.

Risk Factors for Initial Use.

Risk Factors for Abuse/Dependence.

Theoretical Models.

3. Drugs and Their Effects.

Characteristics of Drugs.

Drug Classification Systems.

4. Assessment and Diagnosis.

Assessment Problems and Issues.

Recommended Interview Format.

Screening Interviews.

Motivational Interviewing.

Laboratory Tests.

Psychological Tests.

Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test (MAST).


Assessment Results.


5. Treatment: Principles and Modalities.

Principles of Treatment.

Problems in Counseling Patients with Acting-Out Disorders.

Preparing to Counsel.

Formulating a Treatment Plan.

Counseling Techniques.

General Treatment Categories.

Treatment Matching.

Brief Interventions.

How Patients Sabotage Treatment.


6. Counseling Techniques: Group.

Curative Factors in Group Therapy.

Types of Groups.

Models of Group Counseling.

Factors to Consider in Developing a Group.

Group Interventions.

Specific Problems.

7. Counseling the Family of Substance Abusers.

Family Systems Theory.

Families of Substance Abusers.

Enabling Behaviors.


Children of Alcoholics.

Adult Children of Alcoholics.

8. Working with Special Populations.




Military Personnel.

Dual Diagnosis.

9. Public Policy.


Social Interventions.

Law Enforcement Interventions.

Government Intervention.

List of Tables.

1.1 Prevalence of Alcohol Use Among High School Seniors, 1975-1999.

1.2 Prevalence of Marijuana Use at Selected Grade Levels, 1990-1999.

List of Figures.

1.1 Monthly Cocaine Use.

1.2 Average Age of Initial Cocaine Use.

1.3 Average Age of Initial Heroin Use.

1.4 Average Age of Initial Marijuana Use.

1.5 Economic Costs of Alcohol Abuse.

1.6 Economic Costs of Drug Abuse.

4.1 Confidentiality Statement for Substance Abusing Clients.

4.2 Recommended Content for Diagnostic Interview with Substance Abusers.

4.3 Periods of Detection for Illicit Drugs.

4.4 Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test.

4.5 Blood Alcohol Levels and Expected Behavior.

4.6 Addiction Severity Index.

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