Grief Work in Addictions Counseling is a book for practitioners and students in the field of substance abuse counseling who encounter grief and loss issues with clients recovering from addiction.

Enlightening the reader about loss, its relation to addiction, and the need to grieve these losses, this book provides specific strategies and techniques that readers can apply to both individual clients and counseling groups. Chapters address multicultural themes to help clinicians design treatments that will meet the needs of diverse genders, sexual orientations, cultures, ages, and spiritual orientations.

This book is useful both for professionals and as a supplemental textbook for students preparing to become addictions counselors.

chapter 1|17 pages

Is Addiction a Loss to Grieve?

chapter 3|14 pages

The Counselor's Own Grief

chapter 4|23 pages

Understanding the Brain

Grief and Substance Abuse

chapter 5|14 pages

Women, Substance Use, and Grief

chapter 6|13 pages

Men, Substance Use, and Grief

chapter 7|24 pages

African Americans

Substance Use, Grief, and Loss

chapter 14|16 pages

Grieving Traumatic Experiences and Addiction

An Adolescent Perspective

chapter 18|12 pages

Addiction and Grief in Islam

chapter 21|5 pages

Using Metaphors

An Effective and Person-Centered Approach to Grief and Substance Abuse Counseling