By G. Alan Marlatt, Katie Witkiewitz
Because the profitable predecessor of this quantity was once first released, a brand new iteration of study has turn into to be had on addictive behaviors corresponding to ingesting, smoking, and different substance use. The articles during this assortment, reprinted from American mental organization journals, describe quite a lot of organic, mental, and social techniques to studying and treating addictive behaviors. the results of addictive behaviors variety from in poor health health and wellbeing and social and kinfolk difficulties to financial and criminal problems. Psychologists' roles in mediating the unwanted effects of dependancy contain learning the results of drug motion, learning the epidemiology and etiology of drug and alcohol abuse, designing prevention courses, figuring out the trajectory of substance abuse and kinfolk danger components, screening and evaluation, discovering the easiest versions of therapy, and realizing the wishes of particular populations. the most recent ways to all of those initiatives are showcased during this quantity, for you to be of curiosity to scientific well-being psychologists and different psychological well-being execs from graduate scholars to professional clinicians and researchers.
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Addictive Behaviors: New Readings on Etiology, Prevention, and Treatment by G. Alan Marlatt, Katie Witkiewitz