Chemical Dependency Counseling: A Practical Guide
Robert R. Perkinson
Intended to assist counselors in learning essential assessment, treatment-planning, and
treatment-intervention processes at all levels of care as outlined by the American
Society of Addiction Medicine. Perkinson, a seasoned addiction expert, discusses the first
hours of contact with a patient, individual and group treatment, the first five steps, disease
and recovery, adolescent treatment, the family program, drugs, and how to be a good counselor.
He also addresses special problems such as anger, depression, narcissism, anxiety, and the