Promoting Self-Change From Addictive Behaviors: Practical Implications for Policy, Prevention, and Treatment

Promoting Self-Change From Addictive Behaviors: Practical Implications for Policy, Prevention, and Treatment

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ISBN-13: 9781441943903
Publisher: Springer US
Publication date: 11/04/2010
Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2007
Pages: 260
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.24(d)

About the Author

Dr. Harald Klingemann studied at Cologne University (Germany) where he received the degree of Doctor of Economics and Social Sciences. He has taught at the University of Bonn, where he was a senior researcher in criminology, and has been Research Director at the Swiss Institute for the Prevention of Alcohol and Drug Problems (SIPA) (Lausanne). He is currently the Research Director of the Swiss Consortium for Alcohol Treatment Research and project director at the Substance Use Disorders Research Department of the University of Zurich (SUD). His main research interests include the cross cultural analysis of treatment systems and the natural history of alcohol and heroin use for which he received the honorary doctor of the University of Stockholm in 2003. He has published about 100 articles and four books. He has served as temporary advisor for WHO Geneva and on several editorial boards. He is currently involved as PI in projects on controlled drinking as well as gender specific treatment needs and masculinity

Dr. Linda Carter Sobell is Professor at Center for Psychological Studies, Nova Southeastern University in Florida. She is nationally and internationally known for her clinical research in the addiction field, particularly brief motivational interventions, natural recovery, and the Timeline Follow-up. She has received several awards, given over 200 invited presentations/workshops and published over 250 articles book chapters, and 7 books, and serves on several editorial boards. She is a Fellow in the American Psychological Association, is a Motivational Interviewing Trainer (MINT) and holds a Diplomate in Behavioral Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology. She is past President of the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy and the Society of Clinical Psychology of the American Psychological Association.

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. The phenomenon of self-change: Overview and key issues
Linda Carter Sobell
2. Self-change from alcohol and drug abuse: Often cited classics
Jan Blomqvist
3. Natural recovery or recovery without treatment from alcohol and drug problems as seen from survey data
Reginald G. Smart
4. Remission without formal help: New directions in studies using survey data
Hans-Jürgen Rumpf, Gallus Bischof, and Ulrich John
5. Natural recovery from alcohol and drug problems: A methodological review of the literature from 1999 through 2005
José Luis Carballo, José Ramón Fernández-Hermida, Roberto Secades-Villa, Linda Carter Sobell, Mariam Dum, and Olaya García-Rodríguez
6. Self-Change
6.1 Self-change: The rule among smokers
Stephanie Flöter and Christoph Kröger
6.2 Natural recovery from problem gambling
Tony Toneatto and Jachen C. Nett
6.3 The natural course and outcome of eating disorders and obesity
Janet Polivy
6.4 Spontaneous desistance from crime
Jukka-Pekka Takala
6.5 Self-Change from Stuttering: An overview
Patrick Finn
7. One way to leave your lover: The role of treatment in changing addictive behaviors
Mark B. Sobell
8. Promoting self-change: Taking the treatment to the community
Linda Carter Sobell and Mark B. Sobell
9. Hostile and favorable societal climates for self-change: Some lessons for policy makers
Harald Klingemann and Justyna Klingemann
10. Natural recovery: A cross-cultural perspective
Judith C. Barker and Geoffrey Hunt
11. Self-change toolbox: Tools, tips, websites, and other informational resources for assessing and promoting self-change
Andrew Voluse, Joachim Körkel, and Linda Carter Sobell

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