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Addictive Behaviors across the Life Span
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Addictive Behaviors across the Life Span

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February 1993 | 358 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Leading scholars, researchers, and clinicians in the field of addictive behavior provide an examination of drug dependency from a life span perspective in this authoritative volume. These experts argue that addictive problems among adolescents, young adults, those in mid-life, and the elderly require new forms of intervention and different theoretical conceptualizations. Organized around four general topic areas: etiology and course, prevention and early intervention, integrated treatment, and policy issues across the life span, Addictive Behaviors Across the Life Span thoroughly delineates such timely issues as treating substance abuse problems in offenders, prevention and early detection of alcohol and drug problems, the codependency movement, recovery patterns, and women's issues. Among the other topics covered are biopsychosocial perspectives on the intergenerational transmission of alcoholism to children of alcoholics, comparative effects of community-based drug abuse prevention, adult marijuana dependence, and reducing the risks of addictive behaviors. Addictive Behaviors Across the Life Span is essential reading for academic and research psychologists, social workers, addiction counselors, psychiatrists, and other mental health professionals involved in direct treatment.

 
PART ONE: ETIOLOGY AND COURSE
Ken J Sher
Children of Alcoholics and the Intergenerational Transmission of Alcoholism
A Biopsychosocial Perspective

 
Linda C Sobell et al
A Lifespan Perspective on Natural Recovery (Self-Change) from Alcohol Problems
 
PART TWO: MODELS OF PREVENTION AND EARLY INTERVENTION
Mary Ann Pentz
Comparative Effects of Community-Based Drug Abuse Prevention
Harvey A Skinner
Early Identification of Addictive Behaviors Using a Computerized Lifestyle Assessment
John S Baer
Etiology and Secondary Prevention of Alcohol Problems with Young Adults
Mark B Sobell and Linda C Sobell
Treatment for Problem Drinkers
A Public Health Priority

 
 
PART THREE: INTEGRATED TREATMENT OF ADDICTIVE PROBLEMS
Sandra A Brown
Recovery Patterns in Adolescent Substance Abuse
Lynn O Lightfoot
The Offender Substance Abuse Pre-release Program
An Empirically Based Model of Treatment for Offenders

 
Robert S Stephens and Roger A Roffman
Adult Marijuana Dependence
Leonard Blumenthal and J Robert Hunter
A Comprehensive and Integrated System for Treating Alcohol and Drug Problems in Alberta
 
PART FOUR: POLICY ISSUES
G Alan Marlatt and Susan F Tapert
Harm Reduction
Reducing the Risks of Addictive Behaviors

 
R Lorraine Collins
Women's Issues in Alcohol Use and Cigarette Smoking
Judith R Gordon and Kimberly Barrett
The Codependency Movement
Issues of Context and Differentiation

 

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