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Substance and Behavioral Addictions
Concepts, Causes, and Cures


  • Date Published: February 2017
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  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107495913

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  • Substance and Behavioral Addictions: Concepts, Causes, and Cures presents the concepts, etiology, assessment, prevention, and cessation of substance (tobacco, alcohol, other drugs, and food) and behavioral (gambling, Internet, shopping, love, sex, exercise, and work) addictions. The text provides a novel and integrative appetitive motivation framework of addiction, while acknowledging and referencing multi-level influences on addiction, such as neurobiological, cognitive, and micro-social and macro-social/physical environmental. The book discusses concurrent and substitute addiction, and offers prevention and treatment solutions, which are presented from a more integrative perspective than traditional presentations. This is an ideal text for upper-level undergraduates and graduate students, practitioners, and researchers.

    • Provides an introduction to cutting-edge research and practice in the addictions field - encompassing neuroscience information and global coverage, with a focus on the addictive process
    • Offers case examples at the beginning of each chapter, helping students gain empathy on the problems of addiction and more easily learn theoretical concepts
    • Includes learning objectives, chapter summaries, suggestions for further reading, and a full glossary to enhance student understanding of the material
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'A seminal work in the field of addictions, this book offers innovative ideas that will appeal to university students and prolific researchers, as well as experienced practitioners. Dr Sussman does a brilliant job integrating a multi-disciplinary perspective informed by several fields including clinical psychology, social work, philosophy of science, psychiatry, medicine, and neuroscience. Readers are given both breadth and depth about addiction through cutting-edge work creating an impetus for more sophisticated ways of thinking about this important topic that affects millions of lives throughout the world.' Rory Reid, University of California, Los Angeles

    '[This book] is well referenced … The bulleted summaries at the end of each chapter are invaluable and list assessment tools for common addictions. The focus of data from across all continents makes this a global view of the problem. … [It is] absolutely up to date with information on social network addiction. … The occupationally less common addictions of shopaholism, love, sex and exercise are describes as is the more common workaholism. … occupational health professionals will find much of the content of value setting the context of addictions. The format, layout and the way that quite dry material is covered is truly excellent.' Nerys Williams, Occupational Medicine

    'The material of this book provides greater knowledge about the background and implications of addiction, which is relevant for patients and providers alike. Readers will find Substance and Behavioral Addictions: Concepts, Causes and Cures substantive and digestible, and a worthwhile source as a whole.' Jessica S. Bayner, Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine

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    Product details

    • Date Published: February 2017
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107495913
    • length: 418 pages
    • dimensions: 246 x 189 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.87kg
    • contains: 4 b/w illus. 23 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Addiction and Addictive Effects:
    1. A general introduction to the concept of addiction and addictive effects
    2. Addictive effects and appetitive needs
    3. Variables that increase the likelihood of developing an addiction
    4. Consequences of addiction
    Part II. Types of Addictions:
    5. Types of addictions: general overview
    6. Substance addictions: their prevalence and co-occurrence
    7. Behavioral addictions: their prevalence and co-occurrence
    8. Patterns of addiction co-occurrence, replacement, and lifestyle demands
    9. Assessing the 11 focal addictions
    Part III. Resolving the Problems of Addiction and Future Directions:
    10. Resolving the problems of addiction - prevention: general principles
    11. Prevention: intrapersonal-level approaches
    12. Prevention: extrapersonal-level approaches
    13. Resolving the problems of addiction - cessation: general principles
    14. Cessation: intrapersonal-level approaches
    15. Cessation: extrapersonal-level approaches
    16. Future considerations for substance and behavioral addictions

  • Author

    Steve Sussman, University of Southern California
    Steve Sussman, PhD, FAAHB, FAPA, received his doctorate in social-clinical psychology from the University of Illinois, Chicago in 1984. He is a professor of preventive medicine, psychology, and social work at the University of Southern California. His programs include Project Towards No Tobacco Use, Project Towards No Drug Abuse, and Project EX, which are considered model programs at numerous agencies (such as the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the National Cancer Institute, Centers for Substance Abuse Prevention, Colorado and Maryland Blueprints, Health Canada and the US Department of Education). He received the honor of Research Laureate for the American Academy of Health Behavior in 2005, where he served as president from 2007–8. As of 2007, he received the honor of Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Division 50, Addictions).

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