"Butt Out" is two books in one, one for a smoker who wants to quit or is thinking about quitting, and one for a partner who wants to help. It is based on the scientific literature on quitting smoking but it is written in a way that is easy to read. Quitting smoking is hard to do and many smokers feel judged about their smoking and pressure from everyone to quit. The author, Dr. David Antonuccio, understands the challenge of quitting smoking and has worked for over 30 years helping people do so. He has sprinkled cartoons throughout the book to help lighten the mood while systematically teaching skills that have been shown to be helpful in quitting smoking. The books can be purchased separately or together for a discount. This book was used for years to help veterans quit smoking at the Reno V.A. Medical Center where some of the most highly dependent smokers sought treatment. It has been systematically evaluated in research at that facility (Graybar, Antonuccio, & Boutilier, 1993) with good results. Now you can use what has been learned to help you or a partner quit smoking.
|Publisher:||Lucky Bat Books|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
|File size:||3 MB|
About the Author
Dr. Antonuccio’s articles on the comparative effects of psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy have received extensive coverage by the national media and are models of careful scholarship. He is author or coauthor of Psychotherapy vs. medication for depression: Challenging the conventional wisdom with data (1995), Psychotherapy for depression: No stronger medicine (1995), A cost-effectiveness analysis of cognitive behavior therapy and fluoxetine (Prozac) in the treatment of depression (1997), Raising questions about antidepressants (1999), Antidepressants vs. placebos: Meaningful advantages are lacking (2002), Antidepressants: A triumph of marketing over science? (2002), Psychology in the prescription era: Building a Firewall between Marketing and Science (2003), a Patient Bill of Rights for Psychotropic Medications (2011), and Relabeling the Medications We Call Antidepressants (2012).