tfNot everyone who experiments with substance use or risky behavior becomes addicted, and many who are addicted have been able to recover. This authoritative book, now revised and updated, has given tens of thousands of professionals and students a state-of-the-art framework for understanding the journey both into and out of addiction. From Carlo C. DiClemente, codeveloper of the transtheoretical model (TTM), the book identifies the stages and processes involved in initiating, modifying, maintaining, or stopping any pattern of behavior. Grounded in extensive research, and illustrated with vivid case examples, the book shows how using the TTM can help overcome obstacles to change and make treatment and prevention more effective.
New to This Edition
*Incorporates 15 years of research advances, contemporary prevention and treatment approaches, and the ongoing development of the TTM.
*Chapter on current developments in intervention research.
*Expanded discussions of neuroscience; self-regulation; behavioral economics; self-help, mutual help, and spirituality; motivational issues; "process addictions" (gambling and sex addiction); and more.
*Deeper coverage of risk and protective factors across adolescent and young adult development.
"This masterful book provides an overall framework for understanding how people take up addictions and how they move away from them. The second edition organizes a wealth of recent research about prevention, treatments, and biological and social influences. It puts knowledge about every aspect of psychosocial treatments for addictions at the reader's fingertips, and includes interesting, relevant case studies. DiClemente is an excellent writer with a relaxed and engaging style and a passion for his subject. This is an invaluable resource for college courses on addictions--I can't wait to use it in my classes."--Theresa B. Moyers, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of New Mexico
"The second edition of Addiction and Change incorporates the considerable body of addiction-related research that has accumulated over the last dozen years. DiClemente presents an important integration of many areas of research and advocates a personalized approach to treatment planning. He emphasizes that achieving and maintaining change is a process, not a product. This book will expand therapists’ toolboxes while serving as a guide for case conceptualization. Well done!"--Linda Carter Sobell, PhD, ABPP, and Mark B. Sobell, PhD, ABPP, Center for Psychological Studies, Nova Southeastern University
About the Author:
Carlo C. DiClemente, PhD, ABPP, is Professor of Psychology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), and Director of the MDQuit tobacco resource center, the Center for Community Collaboration, and the Home Visitor Training and Certificate Program at UMBC. He is codeveloper of the transtheoretical model of behavior change and author of numerous scientific publications on motivation and behavior change with a variety of health and addictive behaviors. His books include Addiction and Change, Second Edition; Substance Abuse Treatment and the Stages of Change, Second Edition; Group Treatment for Substance Abuse, Second Edition; and the self-help resource Changing for Good. Dr. DiClemente is a recipient of awards including the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Addictive Behaviors Special Interest Group of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, the John P. McGovern Award from the American Society of Addiction Medicine, the Innovators Combating Substance Abuse award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and a Presidential Citation from the American Psychological Association.