Chemical Dependency Counseling, Second Edition, one of the best-selling treatment manuals for chemical dependency, combines the traditional twelve-step program with cognitive behavioral theory and motivational enhancement. New to the Second Edition is expanded coverage of psychopharmacologic treatment of mental disorders, intervention of family members, and prevention of adolescent substance abuse in conjunction with new information on gambling addiction and patient motivation. Using the American Society of Addiction Medicine chemical dependency treatment model???the model used by the leading chemical addiction centers in the world???the author provides a step-by-step guide complete with informational handouts, patient schedules, and assessment plans for patient-types.
Chapters cover the gamut of treatment issues, including therapeutic alliance, screening, detoxification, biopsychosocial assessment, dual diagnosis, patient orientation, treatment planning, individual therapy, group therapy, case management, crisis intervention, referral, record keeping, and discharge planning. Mental health professionals employed in and students training to work in substance abuse treatment programs will find that this guidebook covers all phases of long-terms treatment and patient care, thereby meeting the highest standards demanded by accrediting bodies.