Substance Abuse Counseling : Theory and Practice


Substance Abuse Counseling : Theory and Practice



By Patricia Stevens and Robert L. Smith.

Includes chapter by College at Brockport faculty member Summer M. Reiner: Ethical and legal Issues in substance abuse counseling.

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 easy-to-grasp manner, it covers the basics of substance use and abuse—Terminology, physiology, psychokinetics, and psychodynamics. Case histories are used in selected chapters to help readers integrate the various approaches by offering a sample of the types of issues presented when working with this population. An emphasis on special populations includes minority populations, women, elderly, special needs groups, and children/youth. For substance abuse counselors seeking information on the stages of counseling—from assessment and diagnosis through relapse prevention.



Publication Date


Publication Information

4th Edition

Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Merrill/Pearson, c2009.

xxi, 433 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.


Counseling Psychology | Substance Abuse and Addiction


Counselor Education


Located in Drake Library at: RC564 .S765 2009

CONTENTS: Introduction to substance abuse counseling -- The major substances of abuse and the body -- Etiological theories of substance abuse -- Assessment and diagnosis -- Treatment setting and treatment planning -- Individual treatment -- Group treatment in the continuum of care -- Family treatment -- Retaining sobriety: relapse prevention strategies -- Working with selected populations: treatment issues and characteristics -- Working with diverse cultures: exploring sociocultural influences and realities in ATOD treatment and prevention -- Prevention -- Ethical and legal Issues in substance abuse counseling / Summer M. Reiner.

Substance Abuse Counseling : Theory and Practice