"This book is wonderful. I plan to adopt it as a textbook for my MSW Co-Occurring Disorder Program." -- Jaak Rakfeldt, Ph.D "Co-Occurring Disorder Cohort Program, MSW Coordinator, Southern Connecticut State Unviersity Professor" "So much valuable information in a user friendly manner, clinicians as well as others will find this book useful in their practice. This resource is a powerful tool and I am especially proud of the way he connects issues related to gender and trauma." -- Colette Anderson, LCSW "CEO The Connecticut Women's Consortium" "Written in plain language, Atkins provides a clinical road map beginning with an outline of key issues and ending with treatment planning. Atkins also does what most don't and that is to stress the importance of peer support, natural supports and self-help. This book is an important addition to any educator's and clinician's bookshelf." -- Eileen M. Russo, MA, LADC "Assistant Professor, Drug and Alcohol Recovery Counselor Program, Gateway Community College, New Haven, CT"