Fundamentals of Addiction

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Fundamentals of Addiction

A Practical Guide for Counsellors

Edited by Marilyn Herie and W.J. Wayne Skinner
Foreword by Gabor Maté

Format: Paperback

Fundamentals of Addiction is an essential reference for counsellors and a comprehensive textbook for college and university level students in courses that address addictions. Written by more than 50 experts in addiction treatment and related fields, each chapter includes case examples, practice tips and print and online resources.

This fourth edition of Alcohol & Drug Problems was renamed Fundamentals of Addiction to include behavioural or “process” addictions. Extensively revised, updated and expanded, this new edition includes case examples, practice tips and print and online resources in each chapter—making it even more useful for students as a course text, and for counsellors as a practical guide.

A promotional flyer with a table of contents, is available here.

About the editors

Marilyn Herie, PhD, RSW is an Academic Chair at the School of Community and Health Studies at Centennial College. She is a member of the international Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) and has over 15 years of clinical practice and supervision in addictions/concurrent disorders treatment with individuals and groups. Dr. Herie blogs about clinical teaching and learning at

Wayne Skinner, MSW, RSW, is deputy clinical director of CAMH’s Ambulatory Care and Structured Treatment Program, where he heads the Problem Gambling Institute of Ontario. He teaches in the Department of Psychiatry and the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto and is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers. He edited Treating Concurrent Disorders (2005) and co-authored A Family Guide to Concurrent Disorders (2007), Substance Abuse in Canada (2010) and Motivational Interviewing for Concurrent Disorders (2013).

About the author of the foreword 

Gabor Maté, MD, is a physician and bestselling author. His interests include child development, the mind-body unity of health and illness, and addiction treatment. Dr. Maté worked for 12 years in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside with patients challenged by drug addiction, mental illness and HIV and has 20 years of family practice and palliative care experience. Dr. Maté is a sought-after speaker and teacher to health professionals, educators and lay audiences.


The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health has done it again. With its many expert contributors, Fundamentals of Addiction combines cutting-edge evidence-based knowledge and skill in the addiction field with practical guidance and resources. This Canadian text is a must-read for every clinician, student or treatment provider working on the front lines.
— Michel Perron, Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse

Fundamentals of Addiction is a significant Canadian-based text addressing the foundational concepts of addictions. I will be using this extensive, current and topical text in both an entry level and more advanced course—it is that comprehensive. A clearly written and substantive work, it discusses practical and current themes of addictions, and is ideal reading for both students and anyone working in the field.
— Joe Ellis, Coordinator/Professor, Drug and Alcohol Counsellor Programme, Fleming College, Peterborough, ON

A key strength of this book is its ability to put forward the constellation of dimensions at play in clients struggling with an addiction. By building on long-established facts and introducing new evidence, this diverse group of experts offer a comprehensive view of addiction that is an excellent elixir of hope and practice wisdom for counsellors.
— Louise Nadeau, MA, PhD, Professor, Department of Psychology, Université de Montréal and Associate Researcher, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, McGill University

This product is available in English only.
Ce produit est offert en anglais seulement.

Pages: 810 • Published: 2014 • ISBN: 9781771141475 (print) • Product Code: P575

Ce produit est offert en anglais seulement.
This product is available in English only.

Pages : 810 • Publié : 2014 • ISBN : 9781771141475 (version imprimée) • Code de produit : P575