APA Addiction Syndrome Handbook

Pages: 879
Item #: 4311507
ISBN: 978-1-4338-1103-6
List Price: $395.00
Member/Affiliate Price: $195.00
Copyright: 2012
Format: Hardcover
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2-Volume Set
• Volume 1. Foundations, Influences, and Expressions of Addiction
• Volume 2. Recovery, Prevention, and Other Issues

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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.

Table of Contents

Volume 1. Foundations, Influences, and Expressions of Addiction

Editorial Board

About the Editor-in-Chief



Series Preface

Handbook Preface


I. Background and History of Addiction

  1. Addiction: The Genesis and Evolution of an Idea and Its Consequences
    Mark J. Albanese and Howard J. Shaffer
  2. Historical Perspectives on Addiction
    Christopher R. Freed
  3. Addiction and Nosology
    Thomas A. Widiger and Gregory T. Smith
  4. Epidemiological Dynamics of Addiction
    James C. Anthony
  5. Individual Dynamics of Addiction: Common Pathways to Change
    James O. Prochaska


II. Distal and Proximal Influences on Addiction

  1. Neurobiology of Addiction: Support for a Syndrome Model of Addiction
    Jon E. Grant, Liana R. N. Schreiber, and Arit M. Harvanko
  2. Psychological Factors and Addiction: Psychiatric Comorbidity
    Ming T. Tsuang, Margo Genderson, Tyler Zink, and Michael J. Lyons
  3. Self-Control and Addiction
    Jessica L. Alquist and Roy F. Baumeister
  4. Psychological Factors and Addiction: Personality
    Marvin Zuckerman
  5. Sociological Factors and Addiction
    Alex Bennett and Andrew Golub
  6. Interactions and Addiction
    William G. Shadel and Deborah Scharf
  7. Social Factors and the Addiction Syndrome
    Ken C. Winters, Andria Botzet, Tamara Fahnhorst, Amelia Arria, Laura Garnier Dykstra, and Joshua Oliver
  8. Proximal Influences on Addiction
    Lisa M. Najavits
  9. Developmental Perspective of Substance Use Disorder Etiology
    Ralph E. Tarter, Michelle Horner, and Ty Ridenour


III. Expressions of Addiction

  1. Universal Characteristics and Consequences of the Addiction Syndrome
    Gerhard Bühringer, Anja Kräplin, and Silke Behrendt
  2. Unique Consequences of Addiction
    Bertha K. Madras
  3. Unique Consequences of Behavioral Expressions of Addiction
    Donald W. Black, John Kuzma, and Martha Shaw


Volume 2. Recovery, Prevention, and Other Issues

Editorial Board

I. Recovering From the Addiction Syndrome

  1. Diagnosis and Assessment
    James Langenbucher
  2. Clinical Supervision and Addiction Treatment
    Michael B. Madson and Bradley A. Green
  3. Drug Substitution Treatments and Addiction Pharmacotherapies: Integrating Pharmacotherapy Into the Addiction Syndrome Treatment Paradigm
    John A. Renner
  4. Psychotherapies for Addiction: Empirically Supported Interventions for the Addiction Syndrome
    Katie Witkiewitz, Gillian Steckler, Anna Gavrishova, Brett Jensen, and Megan Wilder
  5. Addiction Syndrome: Relapse and Relapse Prevention
    Sharon Hsin Hsu and G. Alan Marlatt
  6. Natural Recovery From Addiction
    Gallus Bischof, Hans-Jürgen Rumpf, and Ulrich John
  7. What Self-Help Organizations Tell Us About the Syndrome Model of Addiction
    Anna Lembke and Keith Humphreys
  8. 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

  1. Primary Prevention Models: The Essence of Drug Abuse Prevention in Schools
    Lawrence M. Scheier
  2. 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
  3. The Addiction Syndrome and the College Setting: Prevention
    Brian Borsari


III. Other Issues

  1. Technology and Its Relationship to the Addiction Syndrome
    Debi A. LaPlante
  2. Special Population Segments and the Addiction Syndrome
    Margarita Alegría, Anne Valentine, Huijun Li, and Grace Min
  3. 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
  4. Driving Under the Influence: Epidemiology, Etiology, Prevention, Policy, and Treatment
    Sarah E. Nelson and Daniel Tao
  5. The Role of the Externalizing Spectrum in Understanding Addiction
    Jaime Derringer and Robert F. Krueger
  6. HIV Infection, AIDS, and Addiction
    James L. Sorensen, Sandra E. Larios, and Jennifer Knapp Manuel
  7. 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


Editor Bio

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.

Reviews & Awards
  • ALA CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title