The most comprehensive source for the latest research and practicetechniques for diagnosing and treating addictive disorders
"This book brings together an array of international experts onaddictive disorders. Robert Coombs's Handbook of AddictiveDisorders discusses the contemporary issues surrounding theunderstanding of addiction, from diagnosis to treatment of anaddicted client. The Handbook of Addictive Disorders is anexample of practical and clinical information at its best."-Lorraine D. Grymala, Executive Director American Academy of HealthCare Providers in the Addictive Disorders
The Handbook of Addictive Disorders: A Practical Guide toDiagnosis and Treatment is a comprehensive, state-of-the-artresource, featuring valuable contributions from a multidisciplinaryteam of leading experts. This unique guide deftly defines addictionand examines its comorbidity with other problems. Subsequentchapters present an overview of addictive disorders coupled withstrategies for accurately diagnosing them, planning effectivetreatment, and selecting appropriate interventions. Chapters onpublic policy and prevention are of indispensable value in light ofthis growing health concern.
The only reference available to cover the full spectrum ofaddictions and addictive behaviors, the Handbook of AddictiveDisorders provides the most current research and treatmentstrategies for overcoming:
- Chemical dependency
- Compulsive gambling
- Eating disorders
- Sex addiction
- Compulsive buying
Psychologists, addiction counselors, social workers, and othersworking in the addictions field will find the Handbook ofAddictive Disorders to be an essential resource for practical,validated information on all types of addictions and their relatedproblems.
About the Author
Robert Holman Coombs, PhD, CAS, is Professor of Biobehavioral Sciences at the UCLA School of Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Psychological Society, and the American Association of Applied and Preventive Psychology. A member of the International Certification Advisory Committee of the American Academy of Healthcare Providers in the Addictive Disorders, he is the author or editor of eighteen books. He also serves as a series editor for Wiley’s Treating Addictions series.
Table of Contents
PART I: DEFINING ADDICTION.
1. The Nature of Addiction (David E. Smith and Richard B.Seymour).
2. Addiction Interaction Disorder (Patrick J. Carnes, Robert E.Murray, and Louis Charpentier).
PART II: CHEMICAL DEPENDENCE.
3. Understanding and Diagnosing Substance Use Disorders (ArthurW. Blume).
4. Treating Substance Use Disorders (Jeanne L. Obert, AhndreaWeiner, Janice Stimson, and Richard A. Rawson).
PART III: COMPULSIVE GAMBLING.
5. Understanding and Diagnosing Compulsive Gambling (LindaChamberlain).
6. Treating Compulsive and Problem Gambling (William G.McCown).
PART IV: SEX ADDICTION.
7. Understanding and Diagnosing Sex Addiction (Jennifer P.Schneider).
8. Treating Sex Addiction (Robert Weiss).
PART V: EATING DISORDERS.
9. Understanding and Diagnosing Eating Disorders (David M.Garner and Anna Gerborg).
10. Treating Eating Disorders (Jean Petrucelli).
PART VI: WORKAHOLISM.
11. Understanding and Diagnosing Workaholism (Bryan E. Robinsonand Claudia Flowers).
12. Treating Workaholism (Steven Berglas).
PART VII: COMPULSIVE BUYING.
13. Understanding and Diagnosing Compulsive Buying (HelgaDittmar).
14. Treating Compulsive Buying (April Lane Benson and MarieGengler).
PART VIII: PUBLIC POLICY AND PREVENTION.
15. Public Policy on Addictive Disorders (Beau Kilmer and RobertJ. MacCoun).
16. Preventing Addictive Disorders (Kenneth W. Griffin andGilbert J. Botvin).
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"This book brings together an array of international experts onaddictive disorders. Robert Coombs' Handbook of Addictive Disordersdiscusses the contemporary issues surrounding the understanding ofaddiction from diagnosis to treatment of an addicted client. TheHandbook of Addictive Disorders is an example of practical andclinical information at its best."—Lorraine D. Grymala, Executive Director, American Academy ofHealth Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders