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This guide is designed to help students do research for Addiction Counseling classes, and to help anybody looking for credible sources of information about substance abuse, addiction, and alcohol and drug counseling.
Learn how to use Portland Community College Library's search to find books and other items at PCC Library. NOTE: this video contains no audio, only visuals and captions.
Getting a book we don't have through Summit
If we don't have a book, chances are we can get it for you!
When you find an item with a Check holdings message that means the book is not in our collection or is checked out. You may be able to request the book from a library in our region. If you don't see the "Request from another Summit library (about 5 days)" link button, you will need to log in with your MyPCC username and password after you click the blue "Sign in" button.
Items requested through Summit can be delivered to any PCC Library at no cost for pick-up in 2-5 days. An email to your MyPCC account will notify you when your item is ready for pick up. PCC students and staff can visit any Summit library and borrow items directly with your PCC photo ID. Return your borrowed items to any PCC library.
"Based on years of hard-won experience by a preeminent specialist in addictive behavior, Thinking Simply About Addiction explains the core truth of addiction: It is not a neurosis, a physical malady, a behavioral choice, or, in the narrowest sense, a moral failure. It is an "automatism"--an involuntary, non-stoppable behavior that once triggered leaves the addict powerless. It is a human problem and a part of human nature."
"...This insightful book explores the scientific and psychological causes of addiction, as well as the impact on the addicts... Maté also [speaks] to the risks of more "high-status" addictions, such as wealth, power, and sex. A riveting, debate-provoking book about an illness that reaches all levels of society, In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts provides a much-needed glimpse of hope from an innovator who is taking on addiction with startling clarity, vision, and wisdom."
"In a book sure to inspire controversy, Gene Heyman argues that conventional wisdom about addiction - that it is a disease, a compulsion beyond conscious control - is wrong. Drawing on psychiatric epidemiology, addicts' autobiographies, treatment studies, and advances in behavioral economics, Heyman makes a powerful case that addiction is voluntary. "
"Best-selling comprehensive guide for counselors and front-line professionals who work with the chemically dependent and addicted in a variety of settings. Guiding the counselor step-by-step through treatment, this volume presents state-of-the-art tools, forms, and tests necessary to deliver outstanding treatment and meet the highest standards demanded by accrediting bodies."
The following links will take you to books, videos and other library materials related to addiction and alcohol and drug counseling in the library catalog: