Substance Abuse Counseling : Theory and Practice


Substance Abuse Counseling : Theory and Practice



By Patricia Stevens, Robert L Smith.
Includes a chapter co-authored by College at Brockport faculty member Robert Dobmeier: Retaining sobriety: Relapse prevention strategies.
Recognized for its clarity, accessibility, and practical approach, this widely used text thoroughly examines substance abuse in the population, addressing ways to measure the problem and ways to treat individuals and families who seek assistance. It is designed to increase the knowledge base of the reader/student about alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs (ATOD) and to help them more clearly understand the process of working with clients who are misusing or abusing these drugs–now updated to include the changing substance abuse problems in our nation and around the world. The authors educate prospective and practicing clinicians and counselors by guiding them, step-by-step, through the process of working with substance-abuse clients. While the chapters generally build on each other as they take readers through the theory and practice of substance abuse counseling, each chapter can be used as a stand-alone source of valuable information. Illustrative case studies with critical thinking questions plus MyCounselingLab videos and exercises give readers opportunities to examine and discuss a wide variety of cases. Individual chapters on special populations add substantial depth to the text's treatment of its subject.



Publication Date


Publication Information

5th edition.
Boston : Pearson, 2013.
xix, 411 p. : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series: Merrill counseling series


Counseling Psychology | Education


Counselor Education


Located in Drake Library at: [on order]
CONTENTS: Introduction to substance abuse counseling -- Ethical and legal issues in substance abuse counseling -- Major substances of abuse and the body -- Theories of SA etiology -- Assessment and DX -- Treatment settings and treatment planning -- Individual treatment -- Group treatment -- Family treatment -- Retaining sobriety: relapse prevention strategies -- Working with selected populations : treatment issues and characteristics -- Working with diverse cultures : exploring sociocultural influences and realities -- Prevention.

Substance Abuse Counseling : Theory and Practice