Treating Alcoholism

Treating Alcoholism

Helping your Clients Find the Road to Recovery

eBook - 2004
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Help your clients find the path to overcoming their addiction

Alcoholics are one of the most difficult client groups to treateffectively. To preserve their way of life, they may lie abouttheir problem or deny that one exists; that is the nature of thisprofoundly powerful disease. Yet if you can guide each of yourclients through their own resistance towards the truth, not onlywill you be rewarded with starting them on the road to recovery,you will no doubt have saved their life as well. Achieving such avictory goes to the heart of being an addiction counselor; it isthe experience of healing on a direct and tangible level.

Treating Alcoholism provides a complete road map for assessing,diagnosing, and treating this multifaceted and tenacious illness.Detailed clinical information on the disease accompaniesready-to-use tools for practice. With a special emphasis on the 12Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, the author walks you through thefirst five steps of this established methodology in comprehensivedetail, showing how to easily apply each one to treatment.

Other useful resources in Treating Alcoholism include:
* A sample treatment plan
* Copies of alcohol screening tests (SMAST and CAGEquestionnaires)
* Tests for other potentially related problems such as gambling andsexual addiction
* A sample behavioral contract for use with adolescents
* Listings of additional resources


The treatment of alcoholism is fraught with struggles and hazardsfor both client and caregiver. Written in a lively tone thatresonates with the author's compassion for his own clients,Treating Alcoholism gives you reliable, up-to-date, andpractice-tested information and materials you need to successfullyconfront this deadly disease and start your clients on the path torecovery.
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, c2004
ISBN: 9780471681724
0471681725
Characteristics: x, 326 pages : illustrations 24 cm
Additional Contributors: NetLibrary, Inc

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