Michael Chenkin, MSW, LCSW, LCADC
     Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor
     Member, Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers
      21 E. High St., Suite 5, Somerville, NJ 08876     908 393-6300     mpcmsw@me.com
     Serving Somerset, Hunterdon, Middlesex, and Union Counties
Specializing in the treatment of persons affected by alcohol and drug abuse and in training helping professionals.
Welcome to my website, chenkinhelp.com.  Here you will find information about my practice and a wealth of valuable resources.

After providing substance abuse counseling for several years it became quite clear to me that people overcome problems with alcohol and other drugs in many different ways, contrary to the beliefs of many professionals in the field as well as the general public.  Being curious, I began to read scientific research about substance abuse treatment.  What I read confirmed what I had seen in my clinical work: ““Certain treatment methods are well supported by evidence from controlled clinical trials, and others are rather consistently found to be of little benefit.  It became evident that no one treatment approach for alcohol problems is superior to all others.  In fact the news is better than that: Clinicians have at their disposal a menu of evidence-based methods for helping people whose lives and health have been impaired by alcohol.”  (Hester, Reid K. and Miller, William R. (eds.), (2003) Handbook of Alcoholism Treatment Approaches: Effective Alternatives, 3rd Edition, MA: Allyn and Bacon)

So for the last 20 years I have worked to integrate methods that have found to be effective in research with methods that have worked with my clients.  And I have trained hundreds of helping professionals in evidence-based practices.  To do less than that would be a gross disservice to my clients.

I hope you find useful information on my website.


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