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Working with Drug and Alcohol Users

A Guide to Providing Understanding, Assessment and Support
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Working with Drug and Alcohol Users provides an accessible guide to substance use and working with substance users.

Using transactional analysis theory, the author explains why some people use substances, exploring different personality types, and covers the basic components of drug counseling. The book then outlines different counseling techniques used to treat and manage substance users, using transactional analysis models. These include motivational interviewing, harm reduction counseling, drug use ambivalence work and relapse process work. A chapter on teenage drug users is also included. Case examples feature throughout to demonstrate the ideas in practice.

This will be an essential guide for all those working with drug and alcohol users, including counselors, psychotherapists, psychologists and support workers.
  • Published: Sep 15 2012
  • Pages: 224
  • 228 x 164mm
  • ISBN: 9781849052948
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Press Reviews

  • Children and Young People Now

    With this in mind, Tony White's book is a good, entry-level read for anyone interested in this fascinating, labyrinthine subject.
  • The West Australian

    Psychologist Tony White has used his extensive experience of counselling addicts to write this guide to providing understanding, assessment and support for all the various forms of addiction... White provides facts about drugs and the very different categories of users. His case studies illustrate the extensive and diverse nature and consequences of drug use. Observed from the frontline, this promotes understanding as well as providing practical advice.
  • Dutch TA Academie

    The book gives a clear overview of how over the years is looked against addiction... . White also goes into detail on the relationship between addiction and attachment issues... The book is a beautiful work for those who want to know the personal view that TA has on addiction and working with addicts.