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Substance Abuse Counseling 4th Edition

Judith A. Lewis, Robert Q. Dana, Gregory A. Blevins

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2002, 1994, 1988
  • 304 Pages


Written for beginning level students, SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELING, Fourth Edition provides a good, practical overview of substance abuse counseling. Known for the way it addresses key issues early, including the designing of specialized treatments to fit the individual needs of a client. SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELING, Fourth Edition, also emphasizes the tendency of substance-abusing clients and their families to form a heterogeneous group that must be treated from an individualized perspective. Authors Lewis, Dana, and Blevins believe strongly that clients differ not only in the specific behaviors and consequences associated with their drug use but also in culture, gender, social environments, physical concerns, mental health and a host of other variables. Using an integrated approach, the authors describe innovative methods for meeting clients' needs through personalized assessment, treatment planning, and behavior change strategies, showing students how to select the most effective treatment modalities for each client.

Judith A. Lewis, Governors State University

Judith A. Lewis (Ph.D., University of Michigan) retired in 2008 from Governors State University, where she served as Professor and Chair of Addictions Studies and Behavioral Health. A licensed psychologist in Illinois, she is a past president of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and the International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors. She is co-author of MANAGEMENT OF HUMAN SERVICE PROGRAMS, Fifth Edition; COMMUNITY COUNSELING: EMPOWERMENT STRATEGIES FOR A DIVERSE SOCIETY, Third Edition; and SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELING, Fifth Edition (all Brooks/Cole Cengage Learning).

Robert Q. Dana, University of Maine, Orono

Robert Q. Dana (Ph.D., Vanderbilt University) is Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students at the University of Maine. He has direct responsibility for all campus life programs including Greek Life, Alcohol and Drug Education Programs, Residence Life, Counseling Services, and campus-wide crisis management services. Dr. Dana spent a substantial part of his career as an addictive behaviors researcher and practitioner. He writes frequently on substance abuse and has conducted numerous studies on epidemiology and etiology of alcohol and other drug abuse. Dana has served as an extramural reviewer for state and federal agencies and as a journal reviewer for Addictive Behaviors. He teaches courses on addictions and is a member of the graduate faculty at University of Maine.

Gregory A. Blevins, Governors State University

Gregory A. Blevins (Ph.D., Western Michigan University) is a retired Professor Emeritus from the College of Health and Human Services at Governors State University. He held positions as the assistant dean of the college, chair of the Addictions Studies and Behavioral Health Department, and full professor of Addictions Studies. He completed the Specialty Certificate in Alcohol and Drug Abuse in 1974 and his doctorate in Sociology in 1979. Dr. Blevins is a founder and life member of the International Coalition for Substance Abuse Educators and has served as a trainer for the Bemidji Area Office of Indian Health Services since 1988.
  • The section on "Drugs And Their Effects" has been reassessed and moved back to Chapter 2 for greater clarity. Additionally, the section features an informative new section on clinical implications.
  • Updated Chapter 1, "The role of the Mental Health Professional in Prevention and Treatment," includes more information on connecting research to practice.
  • An entirely new chapter devoted to motivational enhancement and interviewing provides context for the following assessment chapter.
  • More multicultural perspectives are infused throughout the new edition. Specifically, the Assessment chapter now features more information on multicultural assessment, thus reflecting the most current views on the subject.
  • SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELING, Fourth Edition, provides counseling strategies and skills for working with clients, giving explanations and examples of personalized treatment plans and behavior change strategies.
  • Useful assessment instruments, which appear in the appendices, are available for students to use and reproduce. Instruments include a guided interview for substance abuse histories, a behavioral assessment interview form, and several standardized questionnaires.
  • The authors suggest a number of action strategies that students can use when working with individuals, groups, or families.
  • Topics such as prevention, counseling and relapse issues within the continuum of care are discussed in great detail.
1. Substance Abuse Counseling for the 21st Century.
2. Drugs and Their Effects.
3. Motivational Interviewing.
4. Assessment and Treatment Planning.
5. Helping Clients Change.
6. Empowering Clients Through Group Work.
7. Maintaining Change in Substance Use Behaviors.
8. Working with Families.
9. Program Planning and Evaluation.
10. Preventing Substance Abuse.

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  • ISBN-10: 1133336647
  • ISBN-13: 9781133336648
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Online Instructor's Resource Manual

ISBN: 9781337096010
Streamline and maximize the effectiveness of your course preparation using such resources as brief chapter outlines, chapter summaries, extensively detailed chapter lecture outlines, lecture suggestions, video suggestions, and creative lecture and teaching suggestions. This manual also contains student learning objectives, key terms, essay/discussion questions, student activities, discussion exercises, and Internet exercises. Finally, it contains material on legal and ethical issues presented in the previous edition of the main text as Chapter 3.

Online Test Bank

ISBN: 9781337096034
Organize your course and capture your students' attention with the resources found in the Test Bank, including multiple-choice, true/false, short-answer, and essay questions for each chapter of the text -- most with answers and page references.

Online PowerPoint®

ISBN: 9781337096003
These vibrant Microsoft® PowerPoint® lecture slides for each chapter assist you with your lecture by providing concept coverage using images, figures, and tables directly from the textbook.

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