Welcome to the Companion website!

This site is intended to enhance your use of Chemical Dependency Counseling, Fifth Edition, by Robert Perkinson. Please note that all the materials on this site are especially geared toward maximizing your understanding of the material. 

Chemical Dependency Counseling is a best-selling comprehensive guide for counselors and front-line professionals who work with the chemically dependent and addicted in a variety of treatment settings. The text shows the counselor how to use the best evidence-based treatments available, including motivational enhancement, cognitive behavioral therapy, skills training, medication and 12 step facilitation. Guiding the counselor step-by-step through treatment, this volume presents state-of-the-art tools, and forms and tests necessary to deliver outstanding treatment and to meet the highest standards demanded by accrediting bodies.


We gratefully acknowledge Robert Perkinson for writing an excellent text and for reviewing the assets on this site. Special thanks are also due to John Ellis of the University of Akron and Richard Romaniuk of Case Western Reserve University, for developing the digital resources on this site.