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Introduction to addictive behaviors

Author: Dennis L Thombs
Publisher: New York : Guilford Press, ©2006.
Series: Guilford substance abuse series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
"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. Two new chapters broaden the scope of the volume with coverage of prevention models and comorbidity. The third edition is grounded in the latest theory and research. Applications to the helping process are emphasized, and learning is facilitated with  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dennis L Thombs
ISBN: 1593852789 9781593852788
OCLC Number: 62118355
Description: xiii, 322 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: The multiple conceptions of addictive behavior and professional practice today --
The disease models --
Public health and prevention approaches --
Toward an understanding of comorbidity --
Psychoanalytic formulations --
Conditioning models and approaches to contingency management --
Cognitive models --
The family system --
Social and cultural foundations --
Conditions that facilitate and inhibit change in addictive behavior.
Series Title: Guilford substance abuse series.
Responsibility: Dennis L. Thombs.


Offers a review of contemporary perspectives on substance abuse and addiction. This book contains chapters that addresses disease models; psychoanalytic, conditioning, cognitive, and family systems  Read more...
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