The Addiction Counselor's Desk Reference
- 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
PART I: ABUSED SUBSTANCES AND THEIR EFFECTS.
Control Schedules for Abused Drugs.
PART II: CONCEPTUAL TOOLS.
Definitions of Addiction.
Characteristics of Addiction.
Types of Addictive Disorders.
Levels of Drug Use.
Stages of Behavioral Change.
Prevention Types and Principles.
PART III: TREATMENT PLANNING AND ASSESSMENT RESOURCES.
Dual Diagnoses: Psychiatric Illness with Addiction.
PART IV: CLINICAL SKILLS AND RESOURCES.
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.
Legal and Ethical Responsibilities.
PART VII: CAREER ENHANCEMENT RESOURCES.
PART VIII: INFORMATION RESOURCES.
National and International Organizations.
Drug Policy Advocates.
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.
"In the final analysis, the authors are to be commended for bringing a compendium of information together in one volume." (PsycCRITIQUES, 5/31/2006)