Addiction and Change: How Addictions Develop and Addicted People Recover

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Guilford Press, 2006 - Psychology - 317 pages
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The stages-of-change model has become widely known as a framework for conceptualizing recovery. Less well known are the processes that drive movement through the stages or how the stages apply to becoming addicted. From Carlo C. DiClemente, codeveloper of the transtheoretical model, this book offers a panoramic view of the entire continuum of addictive behavior change. The author illuminates the common path that individuals travel as they establish and reinforce new patterns of behavior, whether they are developing an addiction or struggling to free themselves from one, and regardless of the specific addictive behavior. The book addresses crucial questions of why, when, and how to intervene to bolster recovery in those already addicted and reach out effectively to people at risk.

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Great for anyone who doesn't understand addiction or the steps necessary for change (in addiction) to be successfully maintained. I would recommend it. Read full review

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The Process of Human Intentional Behavior Change
An Ending and a Beginning
Moving from Preparation to Action on the Road to Addiction
Moving from the Contemplation to the Preparation Stage of Recovery
WellMaintained Recovery
Designing Interventions for Recovery
Research on Addiction and Change

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Carlo C. DiClemente, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He received his MA in Psychology from the New School for Social Research and his PhD in Psychology from the University of Rhode Island. The codeveloper with Dr. James Prochaska of the transtheoretical model (TTM) of behavior change, Dr. DiClemente has published numerous articles, chapters, and books. For over 20 years, he has conducted funded research in health and addictive behaviors. He has directed an outpatient alcoholism treatment program and serves as a consultant to private and public treatment programs. The recipient of the Maryland Psychological Association's 2002 Distinguished Contribution to Scientific Psychology award, Dr. DiClemente was also one of five winners of the 2002 Innovators Combating Substance Abuse award given by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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