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Fundamentals of Addiction: A Practical Guide for Counsellors, Fourth Edition | formerly published as Alcohol and Drug Problems
Herie, Marilyn and W.J. Wayne Skinner (Eds) | Foreword by Gabor Maté
CAMH Publications / Softcover / 2013-11-01 / 1771141476
/ Addiction
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791 pages
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Previously entitled Alcohol & Drug Problems, this new editionhas been renamed Fundamentals of Addiction to reflect advances in the field extending beyond psychoactive drug use to include behavioural or "process" addictions. Most chapters have been wholly revised and updated, while new topics have been added to reflect changes in the field.In order to be even more useful for students as a course text and for counsellors as a practical guide, this new edition includes practice tips and print and online resources at the end of each chapter.

Helping people affected by addictions requires-like all good clinical practice-an ability to listen to clients with compassion and empathy, to foster their trust and a positive therapeutic alliance, and to show respect for the person's autonomy. But it also requires a sophisticated understanding of the increasingly complex issues with which many struggle, insight into how addictions affect specific populations, and information about the latest evidence-based screening, assessment and counselling approaches.

Fundamentals of Addiction is intended as an introductory text for college and university addiction courses, and for general counselling and human resources courses that address addictions. This text will be a vital handbook for counsellors looking for up-to-date approaches to a range of addiction issues. It will also be of interest to practitioners across the spectrum of care as a practical guide to helping clients overcome the harmful, sometimes devastating, effects of addiction.

--- from the publisher


Preface by Marilyn Herie and W.J. Wayne Skinner
Foreword by Gabor Maté

Section 1 - The Basics

3 1 Biopsychosocial Plus: A Practical Approach to Addiction and Recovery
Wayne Skinner and Marilyn Herie
29 2 A Client Perspective
Cheryl Peever
43 3 Diversity and Equity Competencies in Clinical Practice
Janet Mawhinney
63 4 Working within a Harm Reduction Framework
David C. Marsh and Dale Kuehl
83 5 Motivational Interviewing
Marilyn Herie and Wayne Skinner
117 6 Neurobiology of Substance Use Disorders and Pharmacotherapy
Rachel A. Rabin and Tony P. George
133 7 Physical Effects of Alcohol and Other Drugs
Meldon Kahan

Section 2 - Clinical Interventions

165 8 Screening and Assessment Practices
Linda Sibley
193 9 Brief Interventions for At-Risk Drinking
John A. Cunningham and David C. Hodgins
205 10 Relapse Prevention
Marilyn Herie and Lyn Watkin-Merek
239 11 Tobacco Interventions for People with Alcohol and Other Drug Problems
Peter Selby, Megan Barker and Marilyn Herie
275 12 Opioid Addiction
Rosanra Yoon
293 13 Family Pathways to Care, Treatment and Recovery
Wayne Skinner, Toula Kourgiantakis and Caroline O'Grady
321 14 Mutual Help Groups
John Kelly, Keith Humphreys and Julie Yeterian
349 15 A Digital Future: How Technology Is Changing Addiction Recovery
Sylvia Hagopian, Anne Ptasznik, Paul Radkowski and Monique Peats

Section 3 - Special Issues and Considerations

367 16 Concurrent Disorders
Andrea Tsanos
399 17 Working with Clients Who Have Histories of Trauma
Tammy MacKenzie, Robin Cuff and Nancy Poole
419 18 Acquired Brain Injury and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Implications for Treatment
Carolyn Lemsky and Tim Godden
461 19 Treating Addictions in Correctional Settings
Andrea E. Moser, Flora I. Matheson, Brian A. Grant and John R. Weekes
481 20 What If It's Not about a Drug? Addiction as Problematic Behaviour
Nina Littman-Sharp, Kathryn Weiser, Lisa Pont, Janis Wolfe and Bruce Ballon

Section 4 - Specific Populations

523 21 Working with Women
Nancy Poole, Susan Harrison and Eva Ingber
549 22 Working with Youth and Their Families
Gloria Chaim and Joanne Shenfeld
581 23 Older Adults and Substance Use
Jennifer Barr and Virginia Carver
611 24 Colonization, Addiction and Aboriginal Healing
Peter Menzies
635 25 Working with People with Diverse Sexual Orientations and Gender Identities Who Have Substance Use Concerns
Jim Cullen, Dale Kuehl and Nick Boyce

Section 5 - Professional Practice and System Issues

675 26 Legal Issues
Robert M. Solomon and Sydney J. Usprich
703 27 Tips for Testifying in Court
Sydney J. Usprich, Robert M. Solomon and Cate Sutherland
715 28 The Essential Ingredients for Clinical Supervision
Kirstin Bindseil, Marion Bogo and Jane Paterson
733 29 Care Pathways for Healing Journeys: Toward an Integrated System of Services and Supports
Rebecca Jesseman, David Brown and Wayne Skinner
755 About the Editors
756 About the Authors
767 Index

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