Here is a practical and clearly written guide to the use of Neuro-Linguistic Programming in the treatment of alcoholism and other addictions. This comprehensive volume illustrates how the focus of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) on the individual and the family increases the effectiveness of counseling by targeting the uniqueness of each individual and his or her family system. Professionals will also learn how NLP facilitates effective interventions and helps alcoholics create internal coping skills to begin and maintain the recovery process. Neuro-Linguistic Programming in Alcoholism Treatment is a wealth of innovative, state-of-the-art information on the history of NLP, basic NLP assumptions, concepts for establishing rapport with clients, and essential family participation in NLP.Each chapter directs itself either to a specific NLP technique, featuring clear case demonstrations and a step-by-step outline for applying the technique to the development of the counseling process in working with addicted systems, or to a particular group affected by addiction, such as alcoholics, children of alcoholics, or the addicted family as a unit. Clinicians focus on alcoholism and other addictions as treatable conditions, applying specific strategies and techniques--initially developed in Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Hypnotherapy--adapted to meet the demands of alcoholism and addiction treatment specialists. This important volume allows for a substantial increase in the repertoire of treatment choices available to professionals and enables clinicians to individualize treatment. An extensive bibliography is included to further assist readers in gaining additional skills in the treatment of alcoholics and other addicts.