Introduction to Addictive Behaviors

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Guilford Press, 2006 - Psychology - 322 pages
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Now in a revised and expanded third edition, this widely adopted text offers a balanced review of major contemporary perspectives on substance abuse and addiction. Thoroughly updated chapters address disease models; psychoanalytic, conditioning, cognitive, and family systems formulations; and social and cultural foundations. Two new chapters broaden the scope of the volume with coverage of prevention models and comorbidity. Written in a lucid, accessible style, the third edition is grounded in the latest theory and research. Applications to the helping process are emphasized and learning is facilitated with case examples, review questions, and end-of-chapter summaries.

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Dennis L. Thombs, PhD, FAAHB, is Associate Professor in the Department of Health Education and Behavior at the University of Florida. The focus of his scholarship is addictive behavior, with special interests in the epistemology of addiction and in alcohol and drug use during the period of emerging adulthood. Dr. Thombs?s research has been supported by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. He is a Fellow in the American Academy of Health Behavior.

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