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The Addiction Counselor's Desk Reference

ISBN: 978-0-471-43245-6
432 pages
February 2005
The Addiction Counselor

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The Addiction Counselor's Desk Reference is a comprehensive compilation of information about the full spectrum of addictive disorders, their consequences, and treatment. This unique text includes detailed definitions and practical illustrations of addiction-related terminology, addictive disorders and behaviors, descriptions of treatment models and techniques, as well as lists of relevant websites, government resources, and treatment centers. Addiction professionals will find this information-packed guide to be an invaluable practice tool.
  • The most up-to-date resource of its kind
  • Contains detailed definitions, practical illustrations, relevant websites, government resources, and information about treatment centers
  • Written by a leading authority on addiction research, prevention, and treatment
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Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

PART I: ABUSED SUBSTANCES AND THEIR EFFECTS.

Abused Drugs.

Control Schedules for Abused Drugs.

PART II: CONCEPTUAL TOOLS.

Definitions of Addiction.

Characteristics of Addiction.

Types of Addictive Disorders.

Drug-Use Stages.

Levels of Drug Use.

Stages of Behavioral Change.

Prevention Types and Principles.

PART III: TREATMENT PLANNING AND ASSESSMENT RESOURCES.

Treatment Planning.

Assessment Resources.

Dual Diagnoses: Psychiatric Illness with Addiction.

PART IV: CLINICAL SKILLS AND RESOURCES.

Clinical Models.

Counseling Techniques.

Clinical Microskills.

Client Homework Exercises.

Client Health and Stress Management.

PART V: TREATMENT RESOURCES.

Addiction Recovery Tools.

Addiction Recovery Programs.

Harm Reduction Programs.

PART VI: PROFESSIONAL MANAGEMENT.

Record Keeping.

Crisis Management.

Difficult Clients.

Legal and Ethical Responsibilities.

PART VII: CAREER ENHANCEMENT RESOURCES.

Educational Resources.

Business Plan.

Wellness Plan.

Malpractice Insurance.

PART VIII: INFORMATION RESOURCES.

National and International Organizations.

Grant-Funding Resources.

Publishing Resources.

Drug Policy Advocates.

Glossary.

References.

Author Index.

Subject Index.

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Author Information

ROBERT HOLMAN COOMBS, PhD, is Professor of Biobehavioral Sciences at UCLA School of Medicine, a Certified Addiction Specialist (CAS), and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He serves on the International Advisory Committee of the American Academy of Healthcare Providers in the Addictive Disorders and is author or editor of more than 200 publications, including eighteen books.

WILLIAM A. HOWATT, PhD, EdD, is a faculty member of the Nova Scotia Community College School of Human Services. An Internationally Certified Addiction Specialist (ICAS), he recently completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the UCLA School of Medicine. Author of numerous publications, he is currently coediting (with Robert Holman Coombs) the Wiley Series on Treating Addictions.

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Reviews

"…is an internationally known, classic work spanning 75 years of research....  This book is laid out in a clear and easy-to-use format that provides nearly all information an addiction counselor might need in one resource." (The American Reference Books Annual, March 2007)

"In the final analysis, the authors are to be commended for bringing a compendium of information together in one volume." (PsycCRITIQUES, 5/31/2006)

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