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Part I: INTRODUCTION. 1. Substance Abuse Counseling for Today. 2. Drugs and Their Effects. 3. Motivational Interviewing. Part II: THE PROCESS OF BEHAVIOR CHANGE. 4. Assessment and Treatment Planning. 5. Helping Clients Change. 6. Empowering Clients Through Group Work. 7. Maintaining Change in Substance Use Behaviors. Part III: THE CONTEXT OF CHANGE. 8. Working with Families. 9. Successful Service Programs. 10. Preventing Substance Abuse. APPENDICES. A. Psychosocial and Substance Use History. B. Initial Behavioral Assessment and Functional Analysis. C. Comprehensive Drinker Profile. D. Family Drinking Survey. E. Useful Websites. F. Valuable Treatment Manuals.

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Robert Q. Dana (Ed.D., Vanderbilt University) is Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students at the University of Maine, where he also teaches courses on addictions and is a member of the graduate faculty. He has direct responsibility for all campus life programs including Greek Life, Alcohol and Drug Education Residence Life, Counseling Services and campus-wide crisis management services. Dr. Dana spent a substantial part of his career as an addictive behaviors researcher and practitioner. He writes frequently on substance abuse and has conducted numerous studies on epidemiology and etiology of alcohol and other drug abuse. He has served as an extramural reviewer for state and federal agencies and as a journal reviewer for Addictive Behaviors. Gregory A. Blevins (Ph.D., Western Michigan University) is a retired Professor Emeritus from the College of Health and Human Services at Governors State University. He held positions as the Assistant Dean of the college, Chair of the Addictions Studies and Behavioral Health Department and full Professor of Addictions Studies. He completed the Specialty Certificate in Alcohol and Drug Abuse in 1974 and his doctorate in Sociology in 1979. Dr. Blevins is a founder and life member of the International Coalition for Substance Abuse Educators and has served as a trainer for the Bemidji Area Office of Indian Health Services since 1988. Dr. Judith A. Lewis, late, was Professor and Chair of Addictions Studies and Behavioral Health at Governors State University. She retired in 2008. She served as president of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and the International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors and was a formative contributor to the substance abuse field for many years.

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