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Chemical Dependency Counseling

Chemical Dependency Counseling
A Practical Guide

Fourth Edition

August 2011 | 880 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This volume is the most comprehensive guide for counselors and front-line professionals who work with the chemically dependant in a variety of settings. It is a basic introduction that guides the counselor through treatment from A to Z.

Chapters cover the gamut of treatment issues, including developing the therapeutic alliance, screening, detoxification, biopsychosocial assessment, dual-diagnosis, patient orientation, treatment planning, individual therapy, group therapy, case management, crisis intervention, referral, record keeping, discharge planning, and referral. Author Robert R. Perkinson provides case studies and step-by-step instructions with clear explanations and procedures that counselors need to use in all phases of patient care.

One of the key features of this volume is the inclusion of over 50 appendices, which includes screening questionnaires, scales, history assessments, personal recovery plans, in-patient and out-patient schedules, and many, many more. The new edition includes more appendicies and updates of existing ones.

Inclusion of issues of diversity and working with diverse clients

Discussion of new treatment for addiction with detailed plan

New discussion of relapse triggers, including negative emotions, social pressure, interpersonal conflict and the recovery community.

New discussion of co-occuring disorders

1. The First Contact
2. The Drugs
3. The First Hours of Treatment
4. The Biopsychosocial Interview
5. The Treatment Plan
6. Individual Treatment
7. Group Therapy
8. Recovery Skills
9. The Steps
10. The Lectures
11. Special Issues
12. Adolescent Treatment
13. The Family Program
14. The Clinical Staff
15. Discharge Summary and Continuing Care
16. The Good Counselor
Appendix 1 - Cognitive Capacity Screening Examination
Appendix 2 - Short Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test
Appendix 3 - DSM-IV TR Psychoactive Substance Use Disorder
Appendix 4 - Alcohol Withdrawal Scale
Appendix 5 - Narcotic Withdrawal Scale
Appendix 6 - Sample Biopsychosoical
Appendix 7 - Chemical Use History
Appendix 8 - Honesty
Appendix 9 - Love, Trust, and Commitment
Appendix 10 - Feelings
Appendix 11 - Relationship Skills
Appendix 12 - Addictive Relationships
Appendix 13 - Communication Skills
Appendix 14 - Self-Discipline
Appendix 15 - Impulse Control
Appendix 16 - Relapse Prevention
Appendix 17 - Step One
Appendix 18 - Step Two
Appendix 19 - Step Three
Appendix 20 - Step Four
Appendix 21 - Step Five
Appendix 22 - Adolescent Unit Level System
Appendix 23 - Peer Pressure
Appendix 24 - The Behavioral Contract
Appendix 25 - Family Questionaire
Appendix 26 - Codependency
Appendix 27 - Personal Recovery Plan
Appendix 28 - Sample Discharge Summary
Appendix 29 - Stress Management
Appendix 30 - Hamilton Depression Rating
Appendix 31 - Biopsychosocial Assessment
Appendix 32 - Anger Management
Appendix 33 - Narcissism
Appendix 34 - Honesty for Gamblers
Appendix 35 - Step One for Gamblers
Appendix 36 - Step Two for Gamblers
Appendix 37 - Step Three for Gamblers
Appendix 38 - Step Four for Gamblers
Appendix 39 - Step Five for Gamblers
Appendix 40 - Relapse Prevention
Appendix 41 - Adolescent Unit Point System
Appendix 42 - Results from the 2008 National Survey on Drug Use and Health
Appendix 43 - Drug Categories for Substances of Abuse
Appendix 44 - Adult Inpatient Program Schedule
Appendix 45 - Adolescent Inpatient Program Schedule
Appendix 46 - Adult Outpatient Program Schedule
Appendix 47 - Adolescent Outpatient Program Schedule
Appendix 48 - Gambling Inpatient Program Schedule
Appendix 49 - Gambling Outpatient Program Schedule
Appendix 50 - Day Treatment Program Schedule
Appendix 51 - Pressure Relief Group Meeting and Budget Form
Appendix 52 - Heroin
Appendix 53 - South Oaks Gambling Screen
Appendix 54 - Barriers in Thinking
Appendix 55 - Psychiatric Medications
Appendix 56 - Drug Abuse Screening Test (DAST)
Appendix 57 - Clinical Opiate Withdrawal Scale (COWS)
Appendix 58 - Adult Nurses Intake
Appendix 59 - Adolescent Nurses Intake
Appendix 60 - American Cancer Society Guide to Quitting Smoking
Appendix 61 - PTSD Checklist Civilian Version (PCL)
Appendix 62 - PTSD Checklist Military Version (PCL)
Appendix 63 - Alcohol Abstinenece Self-Efficacy Scale
Appendix 64 - Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale (HAM-A)
Appendix 65 - Strengths, Needs, Abilities & Preferences
Appendix 66 - Daily Craving Record
Appendix 67 - NAADAC Code of Ethics
Appendix 68 - Gambling History

"In Chemical Dependency Counseling Dr. Perkinson has given the addictions counseling profession an exceptional foundational text, now in the fourth edition. Students and experienced professionals will find resources that are clinically sound and practice relevant. CDC continues to be welcomed in my classroom and “heavily borrowed” by my colleagues."

Don P. Osborn

President of NAADAC

Director& Professor of Graduate Addictions Counseling

Executive Director of the Addictions Studies Center

Indiana Wesleyan University

Don P. Osborn
NAADC and Indiana Wesleyan University

"The addiction field has long needed a comprehensive set of exercises counselors could use to guide patients through good treatment. The workbooks developed by Dr. Perkinson take the patient from the beginning of treatment to the end. They are written in such a manner that Dr. Perkinson is your mentor and is conversing with you, sharing with you his vast area of expertise and knowledge about recovery. These patient exercises meet the highest standards demanded by accrediting bodies."

Dr. Bob Carr
Director Substance Abuse Program and Mental Health Services, Sioux Falls V.A. Regional Medical Center, South Dakota

"I have been working with compulsive gamblers and their family members for 12 years and find this work extremely rewarding and challenging. I have been utilizing Dr. Perkinson's workbooks for 10 years and have found them to be some of the most useful tools in helping addicts and gamblers identify the many ways that addiction has impacted their lives. Our clients benefit from the straightforward approach of the workbooks and the clear instructions of how to begin incorporating a 12-step recovery program into their lives. I highly recommend Dr Perkinson's workbooks."

Lisa Vig
Licensed Addiction Counselor and Nationally Certified Gambling Counselor. Gamblers Choice, Fargo, North Dakota

"I have been in the chemical dependency field for over 28 years. I have worked as a counselor, clinical supervisor and executive director in a number of treatment centers. These are the best exercises for alcoholics, drug addicts and problem gamblers that I have ever seen. I have used them for years and patients find them easy to understand. The material covers everything an addict needs to know to enter a stable recovery. I highly recommend these patient handbooks. Patients love them and they make the counselor's job easy. The book makes the job easy as all you will need to help your patient is in one place."

Bob Bogue
CCSII, CCDC III, Clinical Supervisor

"Dr. Perkinson does an excellent job of bringing together and individualizing 12 step treatment for addicts and gamblers including identifying character defects and relapse prevention. Comments from patients include, 'it has opened my eyes to my gambling and behaviors associated with it' and 'I feel it is easy to work and very self explanatory.'"

Ron Scherr
CCDC II, Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor, Avera St. Lukes, Worthmore Treatment Center

Faculty decided text book was best decision for course and students.

Professor Russel Arnett
Nursing and Allied Health, Mt San Jacinto Clg-Menifee Vly
June 13, 2016

More relevant to the course goals.
Easy to read & comprehen. Very practical, real world tools that can be translated into practice.

Mr Victor Manzon
SPADA, Western Michigan University
January 17, 2014

1. Comprehensive, well-written, and interesting book
2. Reasonable price which is important to students
3. Beautiful book color
4. Awesome appendices
5. Will use this book in all future graduate substance abuse counseling courses

Donald Loffredo
Humanities Dept, University of Houston - Victoria
December 5, 2012

I found this book to be an excellent example of how individuals in this field can learn the skills necessary for improvement and better understanding the counseling dependent clients regardless of their particular dependency.

Dr S. Alexander Riley
Health Sciences, United States University
September 14, 2012

Although I think this is a great text for my Addictions counselling course, as the course is currently formatted it will have to remain a supplemental text and not the primary.

Ms Shaneika Bailey
Sociology, University of Guyana
April 18, 2012

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Chapter One: The First Contact

Chapter Two: The Drugs

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