New PDF release: A Contemporary Approach to Substance Use Disorders and

By Ford Brook, Bill McHenry

ISBN-10: 155620339X

ISBN-13: 9781556203398

"Written as an advent to the sphere of habit counseling, this article covers
the basic wisdom, figuring out, and abilities essential to counsel
people who're suffering from habit. Drs. Brooks and McHenry provide
a undemanding, compassionate, and holistic method of therapy and
recovery, from the main theoretical underpinnings, to overview and
diagnosis, to relapse prevention and spirituality. With a spotlight on current
clinical purposes and how-tos, this ebook is perfect either for grasp s-level
addictions classes and for psychological future health clinicians.
Topics addressed contain cultural and gender matters, together with paintings with
LGBT consumers; drug classifications and referral; evaluate, analysis, and
interview options; the continuum from nonuse to habit; paintings in
college/university, institution, and community/mental well-being enterprise settings;
developmental methods in remedy; the position of the kinfolk; grief and
loss in dependancy; workforce counseling; relapse and restoration; spirituality and
support teams; addictions education, certification, and ethics; and the
importance of counselor self-care.

A complete assessment of the way dependancy happens, is classified, and
info at the neurobiological facets of dependancy and important
updates on the topic of the DSM-5, trauma, and opiate treatment
Case examples that carry substance abuse and dependancy counseling
to life
Exploration questions and steered actions in every one bankruptcy"

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Family history of addiction appears to have a significant influence among men on the development of addiction, which does not seem true for women (Gomberg, 1991). It also seems apparent that women have their first drink later in life than do men (Schuckit, Anthenelli, Bucholz, Hesselbrock, & Tipp, 1995). A large proportion of women who are addicted to chemicals have a history of depression, trauma, anxiety, and low self-esteem preceding their initial alcohol or drug use (Gomberg, 1999). , comorbidity, medical consequences, depression, and prescribed psychoactive drugs), women appear to negotiate treatment, in some settings, as well as if not better than do men (Gomberg, 1999).

Even after reviewing a number of the current textbooks in substance abuse, I found that few seem to address the issue of culture and diversity as an imperative in counseling the substance abuser or addicted client. In my own experience I have found this to be not only crucial for the client–counselor relationship but also a very important aspect of relapse prevention and an ethical imperative (American Counseling Association, 2014). My first employment opportunity was as an outpatient counselor in an alcohol and drug community counseling program that serviced a large and diverse population of clients.

The rest of this chapter is devoted to the basic understanding of various distinct groups as well as older persons and people with disabilities. A word of caution, however: We do not suggest you compartmentalize the groups that follow; nor do we suggest that reading the following sections counts as advanced study in this area. Clients are unique with myriad variables. A 48-year-old African American heterosexual male raised in an upper-middle-class neighborhood outside Chicago will have a different worldview than a 48-year-old African American lesbian woman raised in an upper-middle-class neighborhood outside Chicago.

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