Providing an overview of substance abuse counseling, this volume emphasizes the need to treat clients from an individualized perspective, based on his or her particular behaviors, culture, gender, and mental health. Both the process of behavior change and the context in which it occurs are described in chapters on assessment and treatment planning, group work, working with families, preventing substance abuse, and the effects of drugs. Case studies illustrate the principles outlined and their practical applications. Appendixes include case history forms, initial behavior assessments, a comprehensive drinker profile, the Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test, a questionnaire on drinking and drug abuse, a family drinking survey, and lists of Web sites, treatment manuals, and self-help resources.
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