"The authors practice and many years of work in the substance abuse field is evident by his inclusion of many discreet, important, yet generally overlooked areas, whether in his helpful hints or in his identification and discussion of special populations." Scarlett A. Benjamin, Keuka College "It is gratifying to see a text emerge that is comprehensive in its emphasis on treatment, rather than focusing primarily on pharmacology and brain chemistry." Peggy D. Campbell, Florence Darlington Technical College Counseling the Alcohol and Drug Dependent Client: A Practical Approach, 1/eprovides a practical approach for assessing and treating alcohol and drug-abusing/dependent patients. Providing state-of-the-art concepts and methods, Dr. Craig provides practical examples and suggestions for working with patients and their families to promote and maintain recovery. This text presents a variety of views, perspectives, philosophies, and intervention methodologies dealing with drug and alcohol abuse in an understandable language that can be quickly and clearly adapted to a practice setting. Special Features: Chapters 1-3 introduce and explore the consequences, costs and ideas for understanding substance abuse and addictive behavior, and include a detailed examination of the scope, risk factors, and etiology of substance abuse. A full chapter is dedicated to assessment methods and techniques. A thorough discussion of principles of treatmentcombines latest research on treatment consequences with clinical consensus on what really works. A full chapter is devoted to the subject of treating special populations. Chapter 9 includes an evaluation of public policy approachesto substance abuse problems, allowing reader to consider controversial ideas to address the problem of substance abuse in society. True to life vignettesthroughout the text make the struggles and successes of persons addicted to substances come alive. Visit our NEW Helping Professions Website at www.ablongman.com/helpingprofessionsfor additional resources!Robert J. Craig is the author of 'Counseling the Alcohol and Drug Dependent Client: A Practical Approach', published 2003 under ISBN 9780205359165 and ISBN 0205359167.