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Introduction to Addictive Behaviors, Second Edition / Edition 2

Introduction to Addictive Behaviors, Second Edition / Edition 2

by Dennis L. Thombs


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ISBN-13: 9781572304116
Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date: 06/11/1999
Series: Guilford Substance Abuse Series
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Dennis L. Thombs, PhD, is Associate Professor in the Department of Adult, Counseling, Health and Vocational Education at Kent State University. Dr. Thombs has worked in the mental health field, including substance abuse treatment and prevention, for more than 15 years. The author of numerous articles in the area of health behavior, his chief research focus is adolescent and young adult alcohol abuse.

Table of Contents

1. The Multiple Conceptions of Addictive Behavior and Clinical Practice Today
2. The Disease Models
3. Psychoanalytic Formulations
4. Conditioning Models and Approaches to Contingency Management
5. Cognitive Models
6. The Family System
7. Social and Cultural Foundations
8. Conditions That Facilitate and Inhibit Change in Addictive Behavior


Students of counseling, psychology, and social work; entry-level substance abuse counselors; practicing mental health professionals without extensive education in the nature of addictions. Serves as a text in undergraduate and graduate-level courses.

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