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The Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Client Workbook

The Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Client Workbook

Third Edition

October 2016 | 152 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
The Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Client Workbook is an evidence-based program that uses treatments including motivational enhancement, cognitive-behavioral therapy, skills training, medication, and 12-step facilitation. It provides a venue for clients to write down their thoughts and experiences as they progress through treatment. The Third Edition of the workbook takes the patient through all 12 steps of recovery and continues to include chapters on honesty and preventing relapse. 

About the Author

Robert R. Perkinson is the clinical director of Keystone Treatment Center in Canton, South Dakota. He is a licensed psychologist; licensed marriage & family therapist; internationally certified alcohol and drug counselor; and a nationally certified gambling counselor and supervisor. In addition to the best-selling The Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Client Workbook, Third Edition, Dr. Perkinson is the author of Chemical Dependency Counseling: A Practical Guide, Fifth Edition and The Gambling Addiction Client Workbook, Third Edition.

Chemical Use History
Step One


Step Two
A Power Greater Than Ourselves

Step Three
The Moral Law

The Key to Step Three

How to Turn It Over

How to Pray

How to Meditate

Step Four
Personality Defects

Physical Liabilities


The Way to Recovery

We Stay on Track Through Action

Physical Assets

Mental Assets

The Autobiography

Step Five
Step Six
Step Seven
Step Eight
Step Nine
Step Ten
Step Eleven
Step Twelve
Stress Management

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

Day 6

Day 7


Exercise Program

Changing Your Lifestyle

Problem Solving Skills

Developing Pleasurable Activities

Social Skills

Relapse Prevention
Relapse Is a Process

The Relapse Warning Signs

Interpersonal Factors

When You Experience a Warning Sign

Positive Outcome Expectations


Negative Emotions

A Plan to Deal With Negative Emotions

Social Pressure

High-Risk Friends

High-Risk Social Situations

Interpersonal Conflict

Positive Feelings

Plans to Cope With Positive Feelings

Test Control

How to See Through the First Use

Lapse and Relapse

The Behavior Chain

How to Cope With Triggers

How to Cope With Craving

A Daily Relapse Prevention Plan

Social Support System

People Who Can Help You in Recovery

Personal Recovery Plan
Statement of Commitment

Recommendations for a Successful First Year in Recovery
First Day

First Week

First Month

First 3 Months

First 6 Months

By the First Year

Instructions for Logging Into Online Recovery Support

Appendix. Daily Craving Record
About the Author
Recovery Journal

Excellent resource for students interested in pursuing CSAC certification

Mr James McGowan
Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, Adelphi Univ-Garden City
November 4, 2020

Sample Materials & Chapters

Section 1 - Honesty

Section 2 - Step One

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ISBN: 9781506307428