Assessment and Treatment of Addictive Disorders

Assessment and Treatment of Addictive Disorders

Assessment and Treatment of Addictive Disorders

Assessment and Treatment of Addictive Disorders


Part I: Assessment Profiles of Drinking Patterns Before and After Outpatient Treatment for Alcohol Abuse by Stephen A. Maisto, Linda C. Sobell, Mark B. Sobell, Hau Lei, and Kathy Sykora Self-Regulatory Failure by Daniel S. Kirschenbaum Self-efficacy and the Prevention of Alcoholic Relapse: Initial Findings from a Treatment Trial by Helen M. Annis and Christine S. Davis Family-wide Distress in Bulimia by Laura Lynn Humphrey Part II: Treatment Delaying Smoking Relapse with Extended Treatment by Thomas H. Brandon, Diane C. Zelman, and Timothy B. Baker Development and Diffusion of a Skills-Training Intervention by Sharon M. Hall, James L. Sorensen, and Peter C. Loeb Alcohol Aversion Theraphy: Relationship Between Strength of Aversion and Abstinence by Dale S. Cannon, Timothy B. Baker, Antonio Gino, and Peter E. Nathan The Role of Aversion and Counseling Strategies in Treatments for Cigarette Smoking by Stephen T. Tiffany and Timothy B. Baker


This book does not constitute a broad review of assessment and treatment approaches to addictive or habitual disorders. Rather, we have solicited contributions that we believe represent promising approaches to addiction assessment and treatment and that report complex data sets on relevant topics. We asked all contributors to incorporate their own data into their chapters. We believe that this promoted a specificity of exposition that should make the chapters more valuable to the reader.

We have divided the offerings into two major sections: assessment and treatment. The treatment section is admittedly parochial in that it contains two chapters on aversion therapy. However, the subjects of one of these chapters (Tiffany and Baker) are smokers, and the subjects of the other are alcoholics (Cannon et al.). Moreover, the Tiffany and Baker chapter also contains material on coping-response counseling. The Brandon, Zelman, and Baker chapter examines the effectiveness of a relapse prevention program, while the Hall, Sorensen, and Loeb chapter describes a job-training program for heroin addicts.

The assessment section contains chapters on self-monitoring (Kirschenbaum), assessment of social/family interaction patterns (Humphrey), assessment of self-efficacy and relapse determinants (Annis and Davis), and assessment of drinking patterns over time (Maisto et al.).

Marlatt and Gordon (1985) proposed a model of relapse that has gained wide acceptance among behavioral psychologists interested in addictive . . .

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