The author of Academic Press's bestselling Therapist's Guide to Clinical Intervention now turns her attention to substance abuse intervention. The book will follow a similar format to her previous book, presenting information in easy to read outline form, with relevant forms, patient questionnaires, checklists, business documents, etc.
Part I discusses the social impact of substance abuse and provides a general overview of the physiological and psychological characteristics of abuse, DSM IV definition of abuse, and classifications of the varying types of drugs. Part II is the main section of the book and covers assessment, different stages of abuse/recovery, and treatment choices. Coverage includes the discussion of myriad self help choices (e.g. AA), group therapy, brief therapy, and more. Discussion will also include making a determination of treatment as inpatient or outpatient, and issues relevant to special populations (teenagers, geriatrics, comorbidity patients, etc.). Part III presents skill building resources. Part IV covers prevention, quality assurance, and also includes a glossary.
Outlines treatment goals and objectives
Outlines for assessing special circumstances
Offers skill building resources to supplement treatment
Communicating Difficult Feelings.
Constructively Expressing Angry Feelings.
Dealing with Criticism and Giving Feedback.
Ways of Dealing with Anger.
The Steps for Letting Go of Anger.
How to Budget.
Your Personal Budget.
Applying for a Job.
How to Give a Good Job Interview.
Setting Career Goals.
Survey of Personal Strengths.
Writing a Thank You Letter.
Coping Skills for Caregivers.
Guidelines for Family Members-Significant Others of the Alcoholic-Chemically Dependent Individual.
Detaching with Love Versus Controlling.
The Enabler-The Companion to the Dysfunctional-Substance Abusing Person.
Healing for the Substance Abusing Family: From Enabling to Recovery.
No Talk Rule.
Stage of Family Adjustment to Substance Dependence.
Ten Steps to Feeling Better if You are an Adolescent Living with Someone Who Uses Substances.
First Step for Family Members and Significant Other.
Functional Vs. Dysfunctional Families.
Parenting Style and Adolescent Substance Use.
Healthy Parenting, Healthy Family.
The Healthy Family is a Parent-Centered Family.
Parents Helping Children.
Summary of Substances.
I think My Child may be Using Substances.
A Parent's Checklist about Adolescent Substance Use.
Adolescent Substance Abuse Quiz.
Actions to take if Your Child is Using Substances.
Dealing with Peer Pressure.
Family Rules and Expectations.
Tips for Parents.
Keeping Children Drug-Free.
How Substance Abuse Harms an Unborn Child or Nursing Child.
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS).
Identifying Children of Substance Abusing Parents.
Self-Esteem and Mentoring.
Characteristics Often Found in Members of Substance-Dependent Families.
How to Help Children Through a Crisis.
A Parent's Pledge.
The House with the Pink Elephant.
Parents, Teenagers, and Honest Communication.
Skills for Positive Parenting.
Understanding the Experience of the Significant Other.
Twelve Things You can do if Your Loved One is a Substance Abuser.
Eight Steps for Feeling Better if You Live with Someone Who Abuses Substances.
Breaking the Codependency Cycle.
Signs of an Unhealthy Relationship.
Ten Ways to Improve Your Marriage.
Being a Healthy Couple.
Stop the Rescuing.
Adult Children of Alcoholics.
Children of Alcoholics.
The Consequences of Codependency.
Behaviors of the Codependent.
How to Deal with Codependency.
Couples Learning to Solve Problems.
Improving Relationships by Using Clear Communication.
A Senior's Guide for Using Medications Wisely.
Nail in the Fence.