The newly revised edition of this well-known, evidence-based text presents new ways of thinking about and addressing problems related to chemical dependency treatment and prevention. Essentials of Chemical Dependency Counseling, Third Edition explores the full range of issues that face today's counselors and counselors-in-training. Also included are practical suggestions for career success. The revised edition now offers two new chapters on counseling those who are reluctant to recover and harm reduction; up-to-date material on legal and ethical issues, family counseling, and diversity; a new assessment instrument for client characterization; coverage of Technical Assistance Publication 21, the new national standards for training chemical dependency counselors; a new appendix containing useful chemical dependency-related Web sites; and updated frequently asked questions and answers about clients and the counseling field. The use of chapter objectives and discussion questions and the availability of an instructor's manual make this an ideal textbook for use in chemical dependency counseling courses in programs of psychology, family therapy, and social work.Lawson, Gary W. is the author of 'Essentials of Chemical Dependency Counseling', published 2000 under ISBN 9780834218246 and ISBN 0834218240.