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Appropriate for the first course in substance abuse counseling that covers etiology, major drugs and their addictive properties, and the stages of substance abuse counseling from assessment and diagnosis through relapse prevention. This text provides information regarding the enormity of substance abuse problems in the population, how to assess the problem, and how to treat individuals and families who seek assistance. It educates beginning clinicians and counselors about substance abuse by guiding them through the process of working with substance-abuse clients. Chapters build on each other, but can also be used independently as resource information.
Table of Contents
Introduction to Substance Abuse Counseling
The Major Substances of Abuse and the Body
Etiological Theories of Substance Abuse
Assessment and Diagnosis
Treatment setting and Treatment Planning
Individual and Group Treatment
Family Therapy in Substance Abuse Treatment
Working with Selected Populations: Treatment Issues and Characteristics
Issues in Prevention and Intervention: Working with Diverse Cultures