An Alcohol Problem? What now?
It is hard to imagine our society without the use of alcohol; it is, and has always been, embedded in our lifestyle. Excessive alcohol consumption is therefore one of our major health care problems. In this book the author has brought together what has been useful and workable in his more than thirty years of experience in working with alcohol users. He assumes that, despite their abusive alcohol consumption, clients have the inner strength to create unique, effective solutions to their problems. The book describes specific and practical techniques for guiding alcohol users. Nurses, occupational therapists, movement therapists, psychologists, psychotherapists and doctors will find in this book various efficient possibilities that can be applied to both moderate and excessive alcohol abuse. It underlines how both counsellors and clients can put a healthy and satisfying future first and how clients can achieve their goals through trial and error by reducing or stopping drinking. Erwin De Bisscop is a licensed solution-oriented cognitive systemic therapist with years of experience in guiding alcohol users. He has been working in the P.A.A.Z. AZ Sint-Jan Brugge-Ostend in Belgium for more than 30 years. There he is co-founder of the POC (outpatient rehabilitation centre) where he is therapeutic coordinator. In addition, he is a member of the board of directors and a licensed trainer (solution- oriented cognitive systemic therapy and coaching) at the Korzybski Institute in Bruges.