9780800662615

Pastoral Care of Alcohol Abusers

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  • ISBN13:

    9780800662615

  • ISBN10:

    080066261X

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-09-01
  • Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Pub
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Summary

Over 120 million people use alcohol at one time or another. Not all become full-fledged alcoholics, but they do develop an alcohol problem that needs careful and sensitive pastoral care to understand the underlying issues for their alcohol abuse. Because of this, clergy and other pastoral counselors need to develop competence in recognizing alcohol abuse problems, including alcoholism, identifying when to make referrals, helping persons to find available community resources, and training congregational members to provide support to affected individuals and families.

Author Biography

Andrew J. Weaver, Ph.D., until his death in 2008, was a licensed clinical psychologist, a licensed marriage, family, and child therapist, and an ordained minister of the United Methodist Church. Harold G. Koenig, M.D., is Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Internal Medicine, and Director of Psychiatric Services at Duke University Geriatric Evaluation. Together they have collaborated on several titles, including Pastoral Care of Older Adults (1988) in the CPCC series and Counseling Troubled Older Adults, in addition to the nearly fifty other books that they have authored or coauthored and nearly five hundred scientific articles they have published.

Table of Contents

Editor's Forewordp. ix
In Memoriamp. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
p. 1
Case Study #1: The Depressed Teenp. 5
Case Study #2: The Alcoholic Gamblerp. 13
Case Study #3: The Traumatized Veteranp. 21
Case Study #4: The Grieving Older Womanp. 29
Case Study #5: The Retired Drinkerp. 37
Twelve-Step Programsp. 45
Making an Effective Referralp. 49
Resourcesp. 57
Glossaryp. 65
Bibliographyp. 71
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