Weaving actual clinical examples with solid research, Substance Abuse continues to provide counseling, social work, and other students with a detailed overview of the alcohol and other drug (AOD) field. Now in its Third Edition, this text provides updated coverage and practical clinical examples to reflect the rapid changes in the field of addiction. In a reader-friendly style, the authors present balanced coverage of various treatment models as well as objective discussions of the controversies in the field. The text covers topics spanning the entire field–pharmacology, assessment and diagnosis, treatment, recovery, prevention, children, families, and other addictions–providing students with a broad view of the AOD field as well as the pervasiveness of the problem in all areas of behavioral health and general fields.
A balanced text written for counseling students surveying topics in substance abuse and its treatment including examples from the authors' own clinical experiences. Fisher and Harrison (U. of Nevada, Reno) take a generalist approach to addiction models, assessment and diagnosis, intervention, and treatment. They review current thought on support groups, codependency, relapse prevention, and special cases in ethnically diverse groups as well as related HIV/AIDS issues. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)