Introduction to Addictive Behaviors, Fourth Edition (Hardback)
  • Introduction to Addictive Behaviors, Fourth Edition (Hardback)

Introduction to Addictive Behaviors, Fourth Edition (Hardback)

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Hardback 418 Pages / Published: 08/08/2013
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This widely adopted text introduces students and practitioners to major contemporary models of addiction. Assuming no prior knowledge in the field, the book shows how theory and research can offer a roadmap for effective intervention. It presents multiple perspectives on the causes and mechanisms of substance use problems, reviews their strengths and limitations, and examines their implications for helping people change their behavior. Evidence-based treatment and prevention strategies are described.

Pedagogical Features Include:
*Accessible style and clear organization.
*Concise end-of-chapter summaries.
*Review questions in every chapter.

New to This Edition
*The latest research on prevention and treatment, including current data and revised discussions of genetic influences, family treatment models, and many other topics.
*Updated for DSM-5.
*Chapter on behavioral addictions.
*Chapter on promoting motivation and autonomy.
*Chapter on evidence-based practice.

Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 9781462510689
Number of pages: 418
Weight: 696 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 28 mm
Edition: 4th New edition


"Substance abuse has an impact on virtually all aspects of health and psychosocial functioning, making it a key issue for all social service and health fields. Introduction to Addictive Behaviors, Fourth Edition, provides a comprehensive overview of current theories about addictions and their prevention and treatment. It appeals to a broad audience, ranging from advanced undergraduate and graduate students to practicing mental health and substance abuse treatment professionals."--Nancy M. Petry, PhD, Professor of Medicine, UConn Health

"This book continues to be the seminal work for professionals and students learning about the major theoretical approaches for explaining and treating addiction. The fourth edition includes new chapters on the controversies surrounding behavioral addictions, ways to link theory and practice, and motivational factors in personal change, as well as updated statistics and empirical findings. I have used this text successfully in my substance abuse counseling theories course, and believe it is the best available on the topic. It's a great teaching tool for both undergraduate and graduate students."--Jessica L. Sniatecki, PhD, CRC, Department of Health Science, The College at Brockport, State University of New York

"I have taught undergraduate courses on the psychology of addictive behavior for several years, and this book is a perfect fit as the primary textbook. It is by far the most well-researched and reader-friendly book on the market. The fourth edition is up to date and includes three new chapters. I'm looking forward to using it with my next class!"--Christopher J. Correia, PhD, Department of Psychology, Auburn University

"The fourth edition of Introduction to Addictive Behaviors provides a timely update to this classic textbook. With its clearly written, well-organized presentation of complex topics, this 'must-adopt' text is the book of choice for introducing students and practitioners to theory and research on addictions. I highly recommend it as an introductory text for undergraduate and graduate courses on addictive behavior."--Timothy J. O'Farrell, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

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