Books by David Gust
Effective Outpatient Treatment for Adolescents
Effective Outpatient Treatment for Adolescents by David Gust puts forth a program model for counselors and therapists working with adolescents experiencing alcohol and other drug-related problems. The book describes in a step-by-step format the procedures for treatment in an outpatient setting. Also included are assessment forms for client processing. These same assessment forms are also available on compact disk for reproduction.
See what they’re saying.
Experts have a lot to say about David’s fundamental principles outlined in this book that frame his approach to successfully working with young people.
This is a treasure trove for any counselor entering into the fray of adolescent substance abuse and addiction. The clinical assessment tools alone make this book an essential guide. There is no one in the country more experienced in this field than David Gust. We are fortunate that he is willing to share his expertise with us.
Julia RossAuthor of “The Diet Cure,” “The Mood Cure” and “The Craving Cure”
Executive Director, Recovery Systems
Mill Valley, California
Pioneer in adolescent care reflects on time-tested approach.
Read the full book review published on Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Learning Network in May, 2014.
This book is a must-read for any professional dealing with chemical dependence. Seldom do we see a book that helps in all aspects of recovery. You will find a factual and caring approach that is necessary in treating the disease of addiction.
John BrekkeCEO Wilderness Treatment Center
This book provides practical guidance in working with adolescents with chemical use problems… I would heartily endorse this book to all those who work with adolescents.
Mike SchiksCEO, Minnesota Model Consulting, Inc.
In over 30 years working in the field of addiction education and treatment, I have yet to come across a finer, more concise book concerning adolescent treatment. David Gust has put together an excellent guide that is based, not on some theory, but on his own 25 years experience in this specialized and challenging field. At the Breining Institute we have used his text as required reading since the very first edition came out in 1994. We highly recommend this valuable text.
Bernie BreiningFounder, Breining Institute, College for Addictive Studies
How to Help Your Child Become Drug Free
(Gust, Walker, Daily, 2006)
David wrote the book, How to Help Your Child Become Drug Free, with his colleagues based on his work with adolescents and their families beginning in January 1982. Throughout the 1980s, David continued to develop the model that was the basis of the New Directions program as a response to what he saw as the needs of the community. (Gust, Walker, Daily 2006)
The book is written in easy-to-comprehend terms that help parents, caregivers, and counselors to identify and understand their role in the treatment process.
The 8 chapters provide insight into how substance use problems develop and when an addiction diagnosis is appropriate.
From recognition of a problem to recovery, parents, caregivers, and counselors are guided through effective parenting skills necessary for their part in the treatment process.