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The Addiction Counselor's Desk Reference

The Addiction Counselor's Desk Reference
Author: Robert Holman Coombs - William A. Howatt
ISBN 13: 9780471432456
ISBN 10: 471432458
Edition: 1
Publisher: Wiley
Publication Date: 2005-02-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 432
List Price: $76.00

All the information you need to successfully treat addicted clients—now at your fingertips in this handy resource

The Addiction Counselor's Desk Reference offers a comprehensive compilation of information covering the full spectrum of addictive disorders, their consequences, and treatment. It includes detailed definitions and practical illustrations of addiction-related terminology; addictive disorders and behaviors; descriptions of treatment models and techniques; and lists of relevant web sites, government resources, and treatment centers. And it provides this information in a convenient and accessible format, giving addiction treatment professionals a vital quick-reference tool for daily use.

Divided into nine user-friendly sections, this guide covers:

  • Abused substances and their effects

  • Conceptual tools used in the field

  • Treatment planning and assessment resources

  • Clinical skills and resources

  • Treatment resources

  • Professional management

  • Career enhancement resources

  • Major organizations, grant funding resources, drug policy advocates, and professional journals

  • A glossary of important terms

Written by Robert Holman Coombs, a leading authority on addiction research, prevention, and treatment, and addiction specialist William A. Howatt, The Addiction Counselor's Desk Reference is the most up-to-date resource of its kind. Addiction professionals of all types will find this information-packed guide to be an invaluable practice tool.