By Dennis M. Donovan PhD, G. Alan Marlatt PhD

This complete scientific source and textual content is grounded in state-of-the-art wisdom concerning the biopsychosocial techniques taken with addictive behaviors. awarded are research-based, eminently useful innovations for assessing the therapy wishes and ongoing scientific results of people who've issues of substance use and nonchemical addictions. From prime participants, the ebook indicates easy methods to weave review throughout the whole strategy of care, from the preliminary screening to intervention, relapse prevention, and posttreatment tracking.

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2001), also working with dieters, found that those who were able to reduce their weight and maintain it, in contrast to those who were unable to maintain their reduced weight, were more likely to use direct coping and less likely to seek help. Shiffman, Hickcox, et al. (1996) found that smokers who attempted restorative coping were less likely to progress to another lapse on the same day. The pattern of such results leads to a conclusion similar to that of Dohm et al. (2001), who indicated that the most useful variables for differentiating between successful and unsuccessful weight loss maintainers may involve how individuals respond to a dietary lapse.

From an assessment perspective, such findings suggest that trait-like measures of coping style may not provide an accurate or sufficient picture of how the person will behave in 26 ASSESSMENT OF ADDICTIVE BEHAVIORS high-risk situations. , 1993). As noted previously, Marlatt’s relapse model is based on the premise that the individual is deficient in those skills necessary to cope with general stress and the more immediate demands of high-risk relapse situations. , 1996). , 1994; Monti & O’Leary, 1999).

The presence and severity of concurrent psychiatric and/or substance use problems appear to contribute to poorer treatment outcomes, suggesting that they may serve as potential contributors to relapse risk. Such individuals appear to experience a number of unique, high-risk relapse situations associated with the occurrence or exacerbation of their psychiatric symptomatology, in addition to those associated with their substance dependence (Bradizza & Stasiewicz, 22 ASSESSMENT OF ADDICTIVE BEHAVIORS 2003).

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