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Addictions Counseling Today
Substances and Addictive Behaviors

First Edition


February 2020 | 848 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Enlightening and practical, Addictions Counseling Today invites students into the heart of addictive thinking, offering first-person accounts of what it is like to experience different addictions. The text covers the range of addictions from alcohol, drug abuse, and nicotine to various process addictions, including sex, internet, gaming, social media, and gambling. Also included are the various theories and models of addiction, with a unique chapter on the neuroscience of addiction. Focusing on the new DSM-V classifications for addiction with an emphasis on CACREP and treatment, this provocative, contemporary text is an essential reference for both students and practitioners wanting to gain a deeper understanding of those with addiction.
 
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter Learning Objectives  
Challenging Your Assumptions About Addictions  
Personal Reflections  
Definitions  
History of Drugs, Addictions, and Addiction Counseling  
History of Drugs  
History of Addictions  
History of Addiction Counseling  
Labeling Theory  
Repeating Harmful Addictive Behaviors  
Treatment and “Maturing Out”  
Becoming a Certified Addiction Counselor  
Roles and Settings of Addiction Counselors  
Videos  
Individual Exercises  
Classroom Exercises  
Chapter Summary  
References  
 
Chapter 2. Ethical, Legal, and Professional Issues in Addiction Counseling
Chapter Learning Objectives  
Personal Reflections  
General Discussion of Ethics (ACA’s 2014 Code of Ethics)  
Specific Discussion of Ethical, Legal, and Professional Issues Associated with Addiction Counseling  
Working with the Legal System and Court Referred Clients  
Special Considerations in Offering Couples, Marriage, and Family Counseling  
Resolving Ethical Issues  
Record Keeping Standards  
Third-Party and Private Practice Reimbursement  
Counselor Recovery Status  
Resources and Videos  
Journals and Conferences  
Individual Exercises  
Classroom Exercises  
Chapter Summary  
References  
 
Chapter 3. Theories of Addiction
Chapter Learning Objectives  
Personal Reflections  
Can You Guess Which Theory(ies) Explains the Counselor's Behavior?  
Moral or "Choice" Model  
Biological and "Disease" Theories  
Psychological Theories  
Resources and Videos  
Journals and Conferences  
Individual Exercises  
Classroom Exercises  
Chapter Summary  
References  
 
Chapter 4. The Neuroscience of Addictions
Chapter Learning Objectives  
Personal Reflections  
Neurogenetic and Genetic Studies  
The Basics of Neuroscience  
The Neuroscience of Addictions  
Resources and Videos  
Journals and Conferences  
Individual Exercises  
Classroom Exercises  
Chapter Summary  
References  
 
Part I. General Treatment Considerations
 
Chapter 5. DSM-5, Poly Addictions, and Comorbidity
Chapter Learning Objectives  
Personal Reflections  
DSM-5  
Poly-Addictions  
Comorbidity  
Resources and Videos  
Journals and Conferences  
Individual Exercises  
Classroom Exercises  
Chapter Summary  
References  
 
Chapter 6. Individual Counseling and Relapse Prevention
Chapter Learning Objectives  
Personal Reflections  
Evidence-Based Individual Counseling for Addictions  
Conducting a Mental Status Examination and Collecting Clients' Histories  
Assessment and Intervention Strategies for Suicide Risk and Prevention  
Assessment Strategies for Homicide Risk  
Impermanently Ending Our Counseling Relationship with Clients  
Relapse Prevention  
Common Counseling Mistakes  
Generic Addiction Apps  
Resources  
Individual Exercises  
Classroom Exercises  
Chapter Summary  
References  
 
Chapter 7. Couples, Family, Group, and Mutual Support Groups
Chapter Learning Objectives  
Personal Reflections  
Couples Counseling  
Family Counseling  
Group Counseling  
Mutual Support Groups  
Resources and Videos  
Journals and Conferences  
Individual Exercises  
Classroom Exercises  
Chapter Summary  
References  
 
Chapter 8. Prevention, Evaluation, and Assessment
Chapter Learning Objectives  
Personal Reflections  
Prevention  
Assessment  
Resources and Videos  
Journals and Conferences  
Individual Exercises  
Classroom Exercises  
Chapter Summary  
References  
 
Part II. Substance Addictions
 
Chapter 9. Alcohol Addiction
Chapter Learning Objectives  
Challenging Your Assumptions About This Addiction  
Personal Reflections  
Inside an Addicted Person's Mind  
Counseling Scenario  
Background Information Regarding Alcohol Addiction  
Working with Diverse Populations  
Medications and Other Relevant Physical Interventions  
Medications Not Approved by the FDA (Off-Label Use)  
Medications Not Approved by the FDA (Off-Label Use) With Little Evidence of Efficacy  
Specific Counseling Considerations for Alcohol Addiction  
Relevant Mutual Support Groups, Websites, and Videos  
Relevant Phone Apps  
Journals and Conferences  
Individual Exercises  
Classroom Exercises  
Chapter Summary  
References  
 
Chapter 10. Cannabis Addiction
Chapter Learning Objectives  
Challenging Your Assumptions About This Addiction  
Personal Reflections  
Inside an Addicted Person's Mind  
Counseling Scenario  
Background Information Regarding Cannabis Addiction  
Working with Diverse Populations  
Medications and Other Relevant Physical Interventions  
Specific Counseling Considerations for Cannabis Addiction  
Relevant Mutual Support Groups, Websites, and Videos  
 
Chapter 11, Opioid Addiction
Chapter Learning Objectives  
Challenging Your Assumptions About This Addiction  
Personal Reflections  
Inside an Addicted Person's Mind  
Counseling Scenario  
Background Information Regarding Opioid Addiction  
Working with Diverse Populations  
Medications and Other Relevant Physical Interventions  
Specific Counseling Considerations for Opioid Addiction  
Relevant Mutual Support Groups, Websites, and Videos  
Relevant Phone Apps  
Journals and Conferences  
Individual Exercises  
Classroom Exercises  
Chapter Summary  
References  
 
Chapter 12. Nicotine Addiction
Chapter Learning Objectives  
Challenging Your Assumption About This Addiction  
Personal Reflections  
Inside an Addicted Person's Mind  
Counseling Scenario  
Background Information Regarding Nicotine Addiction  
Working with Diverse Populations  
Medications and Other Relevant Physical Interventions  
Specific Counseling Considerations for Nicotine Addiction  
Relevant Mutual Support Groups, Websites, and Videos  
Relevant Phone Apps  
Journals and Conferences  
Individual Exercises  
Classroom Exercises  
Chapter Summary  
References  
 
Chapter 13. Other Drug Addictions
Chapter Learning Objectives  
Challenging Your Assumptions About This Addiction  
Personal Reflections  
Inside an Addicted Person's Mind  
Counseling Scenario  
Background Information Regarding Other Drug Addiction  
Working with Diverse Populations  
Medication and Other Relevant Physical Interventions  
Specific Counseling Considerations for Other Drug Addictions  
Relevant Mutual Support Groups, Websites, and Videos  
Relevant Phone Apps  
Journals and Conferences  
Individual Exercises  
Classroom Exercises  
Chapter Summary  
References  
 
Part III. Recognized Behavioral Addictions
 
Chapter 14. Gambling Addiction
Chapter Learning Objectives  
Challenging Your Assumptions About This Addiction  
Personal Reflections  
Inside an Addicted Person's Mind  
Counseling Scenario  
Background Information Regarding Gambling Addiction  
Working with Diverse Populations  
Medication and Other Relevant Physical Interventions  
Specific Counseling Considerations for Gambling Addiction  
Relevant Mutual Support Groups, Websites, and Videos  
Relevant Phone Apps  
Journals and Conferences  
Individual Exercises  
Classroom Exercises  
Chapter Summary  
References  
 
Chapter 15. Internet-Based Addiction
Chapter Learning Objectives  
Challenging Your Assumptions About This Addiction  
Personal Reflections  
Inside an Addicted Person's Mind  
Counseling Scenario  
Background Information Regarding Internet-Based Addiction  
Working with Diverse Populations  
Medications and Other Relevant Physical Interventions Specific Counseling Considerations for Internet-Based Addiction  
Relevant Mutual Support Groups, Websites, and Videos  
Relevant Phone Apps  
Journals and Conferences  
Individual Exercises  
Classroom Exercises  
Chapter Summary  
References  
 
Part IV. Controversial Behavioral Addictions
 
Chapter 16. Sex Addiction
Chapter Learning Objectives  
Challenging Your Assumptions About This Addiction  
Personal Reflections  
Inside an Addicted Person’s Mind  
Counseling Scenario  
Background Information Regarding Sex Addiction  
Working with Diverse Populations  
Medications and Other Relevant Physical Interventions  
Specific Counseling Considerations for Sex Addiction  
Relevant Mutual Support Groups, Websites, and Videos  
Relevant Phone Apps  
Journals and Conferences  
Individual Exercises  
Classroom Exercises  
Chapter Summary  
References  
 
Chapter 17. Romantic Relationship Addiction
Chapter Learning Objectives  
Challenging Your Assumptions About This Addiction  
Personal Reflections  
Inside an Addicted Person’s Mind  
Counseling Scenario  
Background Information Regarding Romantic Relationship Addiction  
Working with Diverse Populations  
Medications and Other Relevant Physical Interventions  
Specific Counseling Considerations for Romantic Relationship Addiction  
Relevant Mutual Support Groups, Websites, and Videos  
Relevant Phone Apps  
Journals and Conferences  
Individual Exercises  
Classroom Exercises  
Chapter Summary  
References  
 
Chapter 18. Food Addiction
Chapter Learning Objectives  
Challenging Your Assumptions About This Addiction  
Personal Reflections  
Inside an Addicted Person’s Mind  
Counseling Scenario  
Background Information Regarding Food Addiction  
Working with Diverse Populations  
Medications and Other Relevant Physical Interventions  
Specific Counseling Considerations for Food Addiction  
Relevant Mutual Support Groups, Websites, and Videos  
Relevant Phone Apps  
Journals and Conferences  
Individual Exercises  
Classroom Exercises  
Chapter Summary  
References  
 
Chapter 19. Exercise Addiction
Chapter Learning Objectives  
Challenging Your Assumptions About This Addiction  
Personal Reflections  
Inside an Addicted Person’s Mind  
Counseling Scenario  
Background Information Regarding Exercise Addiction  
Working with Diverse Populations  
Medications and Other Relevant Physical Interventions  
Specific Counseling Considerations for Exercise Addiction  
Relevant Mutual Support Groups, Websites, and Videos  
Relevant Phone Apps  
Journals and Conferences  
Individual Exercises  
Classroom Exercises  
Chapter Summary  
References  
 
Chapter 20. Shopping Addiction
Chapter Learning Objectives  
Challenging Your Assumptions About This Addiction  
Personal Relfections  
Inside an Addicted Persons's Mind  
Counseling Scenario  
Background Information Regarding Shopping Addiction  
Working with Diverse Populations  
Medications and Other Relevant Physical Interventions  
Specific Counseling Considerations for Shopping Addiction  
Relevant Mutual Support Groups, Websites, and Videos  
Relevant Phone Apps  
Journals and Conferences  
Individual Exercises  
Classroom Exercises  
Chapter Summary  
References  
 
Chapter 21. Work Addiction
Chapter Learning Objectives  
Challenging Your Assumptions About This Addiction  
Personal Reflections  
Inside an Addicted Person’s Mind  
Counseling Scenario  
Background Information Regarding Work Addiction  
Working with Diverse Populations  
Medications and Other Relevant Physical Interventions  
Specific Counseling Considerations for Work Addiction  
Relevant Mutual Support Groups, Websites, and Videos  
Relevant Phone Apps  
Journals and Conferences  
Individual Exercises  
Classroom Exercises  
Chapter Summary  
References  
 
Part V. Summary and Conclusions
 
Chapter 22. Summary and Conclusions
Chapter Learning Objectives  
Personal Reflections  
A Metaphor for Addictions  
Risk Factors  
Protective Factors  
Counseling Considerations  
What Counselors Bring to the Table  
References  
Epilogue  
Appendix A. CACREP Standards for Addiction Counseling  
Appendix B. Generic Preparation and Action Strategies  
Appendix C. Relapse Prevention Handouts for Clients  
Appendix D. Mental Status Examination  

Addictions Counseling Today is not only current and based on a thorough literature review, but inclusive and impressive in its ability to capture the perceptions of both the counselor and the addict. Hearing the thoughts of an active user was both powerful and impactful. The application of the stages of change model to goal-setting is invaluable to students who are learning the first steps of treatment planning and relapse prevention.”

Genevieve Weber
Hofstra University

Addictions Counseling Today is a comprehensive book that provides a thorough overview to addictions and covers a variety of chemical and process addictions clients may present with in counseling. The book is designed to be used as an introductory text that begin building a foundational knowledge base that students can further develop as they continue training as mental health and/or addictions professionals.”

Joshua C. Watson
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Addictions Counseling Today gives a thorough research-based approach to addiction, including useful skills and resources for counselors in the clinical setting.”

Betsy St. Pierre
Nicholls State University

An upper level addictions counseling text or a wonderful addictions resource book for clinicians.”

Laurie Walker
Yavapai College

Addictions Counseling Today is refreshing and up-to-date.”

Brenda Edwards
Mercer University/Penfield College

“A great over-all textbook that students can read with ease.”

Scott Tracy
Kutztown University

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