Psychology Press – 2002 – 152 pages
Addictions is designed for students and professionals who wish to gain an authoritative, research-based knowledge of a variety of addictions. It covers issues such as diagnosis, epidemiology, psychological and biological models and treatments and draws on the research of The National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, Sydney, and on a variety of international surveys.
Addictions is written by experts in the field of drug and alcohol research, and takes into account a variety of theories, including neuroscientific, psychological, behavioural, personality and rational choice. It includes material on:
"Busy clinicians will find themselves referring to this book frequently for recommended interventions. I recommend this book highly for students of psychology and other health disciplines as well as practitioners wanting a quick resource tool for assessing and treating alcohol and other drug problems." - Amanda Baker, University of Newcastle, UK, Drug and Alcohol Review
The Nature of Addiction. What is a Drug? Effects of Drugs. What Causes Problems With Alcohol and Other Drugs. Diagnosing Problems. Cultural Factors and Attitudes to Drugs. Who Becomes Addicted? Epidemiology. The US Epidemiologic Catchment Area Study. The US National Comorbidity Survey. The UK Mental Health Survey. The Australian National Survey of Mental Health and Well-being. Summary. The Health Consequences of Alcohol and Other Drug Dependence. Alcohol-related Mortality and Morbidity. Tobacco-related Mortality and Morbidity. Illicit Drug-related Mortality and Morbidity. Controversies on the Positive Effects of Alcohol and Cannabis. Summary. Theories of Addiction: Causes and Maintenance of Addiction. Overview: Theories of Addiction. Neuroscientific Theories. Biological Factors. Psychological Theories. Contextual Factors. Summary. Alcohol. Introduction. Assessment. Interventions. Summary. Nicotine. Introduction. Assessment. Interventions. Summary. Cannabis. Introduction. Assessment. Interventions. Delivery of a CBT Intervention for Cannabis Dependence. Summary. Opiates. Introduction. Assessment. Interventions. Summary. Psychostimulants: Amphetamines and Cocaine. Introduction. Assessment. Interventions. Summary. Addiction: The Highs and Lows.