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Substance Abuse Counseling: Theory and Practice

3.45 of 5 stars 3.45  ·  rating details  ·  33 ratings  ·  5 reviews
This book provides information regarding the enormity of substance abuse problems in the population, how to assess the problems, and how to treat individuals and families who seek assistance. It educates beginning clinicians and counselors about substance abuse by guiding them through the process of working with substance-abuse clients. Written in an understandable, and ea ...more
Paperback, 364 pages
Published May 8th 2000 by Prentice Hall
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Deborah Tanner
It is a textbook, but not difficult to read
Melissa Lee-tammeus
Love this book and will keep it forever. A must have if you will be working with those with substance abuse issues. Gives great guidance on theory of numerous techniques as well as great overviews of such things as genetics, moralistic. and behavioral workings of substance addiction.
May 20, 2007 Susan rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: addiction counselors
What's with the giant pill on the cover? This has a pretty good overview of different treatment programs and methods, how to write a treatment plan, info on theories and assessment. It's a bit light on the theory side.
This is a good introductory text for persons with no background in substance abuse counseling, but I found it a little too rudimentary for graduate-level work.
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