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Relapse Prevention: Maintenance Strategies in the Treatment of Addictive Behaviors 2ed

by G Alan Marlatt and Dennis M Donovan Guilford Publications
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This important work elucidates why relapse is so common for people recovering from addictive behavior problems—and what can be done to keep treatment on track. It provides an empirically supported framework for helping people with addictive behavior problems develop the skills to maintain their treatment goals, even in high-risk situations, and deal effectively with setbacks that occur. The expert contributors clearly identify the obstacles that arise in treating specific problem behaviors, review the factors that may trigger relapse at different stages of recovery, and present procedures for teaching effective cognitive and behavioral coping strategies.

> Practical, current, scientific work on an essential component of addictions treatment.
> Real-world orientation—relapse is common for people overcoming any type of addiction, and clinicians need effective ways to help.
> Well-known, highly regarded editors and contributors.
> Successful niche title.

Professionals treating substance use problems, including clinical psychologists, clinical social workers, psychiatrists, substance abuse counselors, and allied health personnel; students in these areas.

Serves as a core text in graduate-level courses.

''More than two decades ago, Marlatt offered a way to analyze and prevent relapse that was one of those seminal insights that changed the field of addiction science forever. In the second edition of this influential work, Marlatt and Donovan provide an updated reconceptualization of the relapse process that incorporates cutting-edge research on craving, expectancies, contingencies, and self-regulation. Top scientist-practitioners offer a panoramic view of relapse prevention across the most extensive range of behaviors addressed in one place.'' —Carlo C. DiClemente, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Maryland–Baltimore County

''Each chapter provides an overview of the management and prevention of relapse for specific problem areas. This book is absolutely essential for anyone working in the addictions field.'' —Linda Carter Sobell, PhD, Center for Psychological Studies, Nova Southeastern University

''Clinicians, educators, and researchers should read—and reread—this book. It can be used as a primary text in graduate-level courses on addictive behavior.''
—Meredith Hanson, DSW, Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service

“Offers clinicians a comprehensive approach to addressing relapse for drug and alcohol issues....For any clinician working with clients presenting with primary or co-occurring substance use issues, this book is a valuable resource that outlines effective relapse prevention strategies based on extensive research....Overall, this is an excellent resource and provides a comprehensive review of the current literature in the area of relapse prevention....The authors have captured changes in the field of relapse prevention for addictive behaviors in the past two decades and provide a
comprehensive model of relapse based on extensive research. This book is a beneficial resource for all clinicians working with clients with drug and alcohol issues.”
- Drug and Alcohol Review(Steve Carroll, Vol. 28, No. 2, March 2009)

1. Relapse Prevention for Alcohol and Drug Problems, G. Alan Marlatt and Katie Witkiewitz

2. Relapse Prevention among Diverse Populations, Arthur W. Blume and Berenice García de la Cruz

3. Treating Alcohol Problems, Ronald M. Kadden and Ned L. Cooney

4. Relapse Prevention for Smoking, Saul Shiffman, Jon Kassel, Chad Gwaltney, and Dennis McChargue

5. Relapse Prevention for Stimulant Dependence, Kathleen M. Carroll and Richard A. Rawson

6. Relapse Prevention for Opioid Dependence, Nancy A. Haug, James L. Sorensen, Valerie A. Gruber, and Yong S. Song

7. Relapse Prevention for Cannabis Abuse and Dependence, Roger A. Roffman and Robert S. Stephens

8. Relapse Prevention for Abuse of Club Drugs, Hallucinogens, Inhalants, and Steroids, Jason R. Kilmer, Jessica M. Cronce, and Rebekka S. Palmer

9. Relapse Prevention for Eating Disorders and Obesity, R. Lorraine Collins

10. Treatment of Gambling Disorders, Howard J. Shaffer and Debi A. LaPlante

11. Enhancing the Relapse Prevention Model for Sex Offenders: Adding Recidivism Risk Reduction Therapy to Target Offenders' Dynamic Risk Needs, Jennifer G. Wheeler, William H. George, and Susan A. Stoner

12. Relapse Prevention for Sexually Risky Behaviors, Tina M. Zawacki, Susan A. Stoner, and William H. George

"Offers clinicians a comprehensive update of the science and how it has been applied to major areas of addictive disorders....Each chapter offers a comprehensive review of the literature and empirical data where applicable. In addition, the experts attempt to address and apply the conventional wisdom of models of relapse prevention and areas for future study....It is a must-have resource for both seasoned clinicians and researchers....The book represents the next step in the evolution of understanding the complexity of relapse which is common for patients struggling to manage chemical and nonchemical addictive behaviors."
G. Alan Marlatt, PhD, is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Addictive Behaviors Research Center at the University of Washington. His research has been supported by funding over the years from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, including support for his current Senior Research Scientist Award. He has received several awards for his work in the addictive behaviors field, including the Jellinek Memorial Award for Alcohol Studies, the Innovators Combating Substance Abuse Award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Distinguished Research Award from the Research Society on Alcoholism. He is a Fellow of both the American Psychological Association and the American Psychological Society, and is past president of the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy.

Dennis M. Donovan, PhD, is Director of the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute, Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Washington. He has published extensively in the area of substance abuse and addictive behaviors, with research funding from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and the National Institute on Drug Abuse. He has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol, Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, and Addiction. A member of a number of national professional organizations, Dr. Donovan is past president of the Society of Psychologists in Addictive Behaviors, and is a Fellow of Division 50 (Division on Addictions) of the American Psychological Association.