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National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

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National Statistics on Teenage Alcohol and Drug Use

National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information

National Directory of Drug Abuse and Alcoholism Treatment and Prevention Programs Facility Locator

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence

Alcoholics Anonymous

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Cocaine Anonymous

Gamblers Anonymous

Gambling Information

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Faith-Based Addiction Curriculum

Christians in Recovery

Faces and Voices of Recovery

Counselor.Org

Love First: A New Approach to Intervention for Alcoholism and Drug Addiction

Alcoholics Anonymous

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Alcoholism Symptoms

History/Behavioral Observation Red Flags for Adult Alcohol Abuse

  1. Tremor/perspiring/tachycardia.
  2. Evidence of current intoxication.
  3. Prescription drug seeking behavior.
  4. Frequent falls; unexplained bruises.
  5. Diabetes, elevated BP, ulcers non-responsive to treatment.
  6. Frequent hospitalizations.
  7. Gunshot/knife wound.
  8. Suicide talk/attempt; depression.
  9. Pregnancy (screen all).

Laboratory Red Flags for Adult Alcohol/Drug Abuse

  1. MCV-over 95
  2. MCH-High
  3. GGT-High
  4. SGOT-High
  5. Bilirubin-High
  6. Triglycerides-High
  7. Anemia
  8. Positive UA for alcohol

History/Behavioral Observation Red Flags for Adolescent Alcohol Abuse

  1. Physical injuries; MVA, gunshot/knife wound, unexplained or repeated

       injuries.

  1. Evidence of current use, e.g. dilated/pinpoint pupils, tremors, perspiring,

tachycardia, slurred/rapid speech.

  1. Persistent cough (cigarette smoking is a risk factor).
  2. Engages in risky behavior, e.g. unprotected sex.
  3. Marked fall in academic/extracurricular performance.
  4. Suicide talk/attempt; depression.
  5. Sexually transmitted diseases.
  6. Staphylococcus infection on face, arms, legs.
  7. Unexplained weight loss.
  8. Pregnancy (screen all).

Laboratory Red Flags for Adolescent Alcohol/Drug Abuse

  1. Positive UA for alcohol/illicit drugs
  2. Hepatitis A-B-C
  3. GGT-High
  4. SGOT-High
  5. Bilirubin-High


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Chemical Dependency Counseling: A Practical Guide, 5th EditionChemical Dependency Counseling: A Practical Guide, Fifth Edition: is a best-selling comprehensive guide for counselors and front-line professionals who work with the chemically dependent and addicted in a variety of treatment settings. The text shows the counselor how to use the best evidence-based treatments available, including motivational enhancement, cognitive behavioral therapy, skills training, medication and 12 step facilitation. Guiding the counselor step-by-step through treatment, this volume presents state-of-the-art tools, and forms and tests necessary to deliver outstanding treatment and to meet the highest standards demanded by accrediting bodies.

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Treating Alcoholism: Helping Your Clients Find the Road to Recovery

Treating Alcoholism: Helping Your Clients Find the Road to Recovery:

Alcoholics are one of the most difficult client groups to treat effectively. To preserve their way of life, they may lie about their problem or deny that one exists; that is the nature of this profoundly powerful disease. Yet if you can guide each of your clients through their own resistance towards the truth, not only will you be rewarded with starting them on the road to recovery, you will no doubt have saved their life as well. Achieving such a victory goes to the heart of being an addiction counselor; it is the experience of healing on a direct and tangible level.

Treating Alcoholism provides a complete road map for assessing, diagnosing, and treating this multifaceted and tenacious illness. Detailed clinical information on the disease accompanies ready-to-use tools for practice. With a special emphasis on the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, the author walks you through the first five steps of this established methodology in comprehensive detail, showing how to easily apply each one to treatment.

The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous says that only God can relieve the illness of addiction. Here are a few spiritual tools to help you:

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