APA Addiction Syndrome Handbook
For individuals in the U.S. & U.S. territories
This two-volume handbook provides a comprehensive review of addiction.
Volume 1 has an introduction and three sections focusing on the background and history of addiction, the distal and proximal influences on addiction, and the expressions of addiction; the latter includes chapter discussions about the universal and unique consequences of addiction.
Volume 2 also has three major sections. These sections examine the many aspects associated with recovery from addiction, the prevention of addiction, and other essential issues commonly associated with addiction, such as technology, driving under the influence, and homelessness. There is also a Foreword in Volume 1 and an Epilogue in Volume 2 that provide insight and perspective about the addiction syndrome and the place of this handbook within the development of a science of addiction.
Editor-in-chief Howard J. Shaffer asked contributors to consider their areas of interest with respect to the addiction syndrome model. In addition, to advance the conceptual framework that guides addiction research and treatment, contributors were asked to provide evidence to support or refute the addiction syndrome model.
Dr. Shaffer hopes this approach will stimulate an enthusiastic dialogue that can advance the field by revising and improving the etiological models that provide the guiding wisdom about addiction and its causes and consequences.
Volume 1. Foundations, Influences, and Expressions of Addiction
About the Editor-in-Chief
I. Background and History of Addiction
- Addiction: The Genesis and Evolution of an Idea and Its Consequences
Mark J. Albanese and Howard J. Shaffer
- Historical Perspectives on Addiction
Christopher R. Freed
- Addiction and Nosology
Thomas A. Widiger and Gregory T. Smith
- Epidemiological Dynamics of Addiction
James C. Anthony
- Individual Dynamics of Addiction: Common Pathways to Change
James O. Prochaska
II. Distal and Proximal Influences on Addiction
- Neurobiology of Addiction: Support for a Syndrome Model of Addiction
Jon E. Grant, Liana R. N. Schreiber, and Arit M. Harvanko
- Psychological Factors and Addiction: Psychiatric Comorbidity
Ming T. Tsuang, Margo Genderson, Tyler Zink, and Michael J. Lyons
- Self-Control and Addiction
Jessica L. Alquist and Roy F. Baumeister
- Psychological Factors and Addiction: Personality
- Sociological Factors and Addiction
Alex Bennett and Andrew Golub
- Interactions and Addiction
William G. Shadel and Deborah Scharf
- Social Factors and the Addiction Syndrome
Ken C. Winters, Andria Botzet, Tamara Fahnhorst, Amelia Arria, Laura Garnier Dykstra, and Joshua Oliver
- Proximal Influences on Addiction
Lisa M. Najavits
- Developmental Perspective of Substance Use Disorder Etiology
Ralph E. Tarter, Michelle Horner, and Ty Ridenour
III. Expressions of Addiction
- Universal Characteristics and Consequences of the Addiction Syndrome
Gerhard Bühringer, Anja Kräplin, and Silke Behrendt
- Unique Consequences of Addiction
Bertha K. Madras
- Unique Consequences of Behavioral Expressions of Addiction
Donald W. Black, John Kuzma, and Martha Shaw
Volume 2. Recovery, Prevention, and Other Issues
I. Recovering From the Addiction Syndrome
- Diagnosis and Assessment
- Clinical Supervision and Addiction Treatment
Michael B. Madson and Bradley A. Green
- Drug Substitution Treatments and Addiction Pharmacotherapies: Integrating Pharmacotherapy Into the Addiction Syndrome Treatment Paradigm
John A. Renner
- Psychotherapies for Addiction: Empirically Supported Interventions for the Addiction Syndrome
Katie Witkiewitz, Gillian Steckler, Anna Gavrishova, Brett Jensen, and Megan Wilder
- Addiction Syndrome: Relapse and Relapse Prevention
Sharon Hsin Hsu and G. Alan Marlatt
- Natural Recovery From Addiction
Gallus Bischof, Hans-Jürgen Rumpf, and Ulrich John
- What Self-Help Organizations Tell Us About the Syndrome Model of Addiction
Anna Lembke and Keith Humphreys
- Screening and Brief Interventions for the Addiction Syndrome: Considering the Vulnerability of Adolescence
J. Wesley Boyd, Sion Kim Harris, and John R. Knight
II. Prevention of Addiction
- Primary Prevention Models: The Essence of Drug Abuse Prevention in Schools
Lawrence M. Scheier
- A Public Health Approach to Family-Centered Prevention of Alcohol and Drug Addiction: A Middle School Strategy
Gregory M. Fosco, Thomas J. Dishion, and Elizabeth A. Stormshak
- The Addiction Syndrome and the College Setting: Prevention
III. Other Issues
- Technology and Its Relationship to the Addiction Syndrome
Debi A. LaPlante
- Special Population Segments and the Addiction Syndrome
Margarita Alegría, Anne Valentine, Huijun Li, and Grace Min
- The Behavioral Economics of Reinforcement Pathologies: Novel Approaches to Addictive Disorders
Warren K. Bickel, David P. Jarmolowicz, James MacKillop, Leonard H. Epstein, Katelyn Carr, E. Terry Mueller, and Thomas J. Waltz
- Driving Under the Influence: Epidemiology, Etiology, Prevention, Policy, and Treatment
Sarah E. Nelson and Daniel Tao
- The Role of the Externalizing Spectrum in Understanding Addiction
Jaime Derringer and Robert F. Krueger
- HIV Infection, AIDS, and Addiction
James L. Sorensen, Sandra E. Larios, and Jennifer Knapp Manuel
- Addiction Syndrome and Homelessness
Judith A. Stein, Christine E. Grella, Bradley T. Conner, and Lillian Gelberg
Stephen A. Maisto, Tammy A. Chung, and Marketa Krenek
Howard J. Shaffer, PhD, is an associate professor of psychology at Harvard Medical School and director of the Division on Addiction at the Cambridge Health Alliance, a Harvard Medical School teaching affiliate.
Dr. Shaffer is also licensed as a clinical psychologist in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and is certified by the National Register of Health Care Providers in Psychology. He has more than 35 years of treatment experience; during his career, he has studied and treated the full range of addiction expressions (e.g., gambling, opioid, cocaine, nicotine, shopping, computer, and sexual dependence).
Dr. Shaffer's major interests include the social perception of addiction and disease, the philosophy of science, impulse control regulation and compulsive behaviors, addiction treatment outcome, and the natural history of addictive behaviors. He writes extensively on the treatment of addictive behaviors and the nature of addiction. His most recent book, Change Your Gambling, Change Your Life: Strategies for Managing Your Gambling and Improving Your Finances, Relationships, and Health, was published in February 2012.
Additionally, he is a Fellow of the APA and the former editor of the Journal of Gambling Studies and Psychology of Addictive Behaviors. His clinical and research work has been an influential force in shaping how the field views and treats addiction.
During 2010, Dr. Shaffer received the APA Division 50 (Society of Addiction Psychology) Award for Outstanding Contributions to Advancing the Understanding of Addictions.
In addition to maintaining an active private practice and being a member of many scientific editorial boards and review panels, Dr. Shaffer consults internationally to a variety of organizations in business, education, human services, and government. He also has served on the National Academy of Sciences, the National Research Council, Committee on the Social and Economic Impacts of Pathological Gambling.
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