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Substance and Behavioral Addictions: Concepts, Causes, and Cures
Steve Sussman
Cambridge University Press / Softcover / 2017-02-01 / 1107495911
Addiction / Psychology Textbooks
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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

Advance praise:

'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, Research Psychologist, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles

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
Glossary
Bibliography
Index.

About the Author:

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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