Treating Addictive Behaviors

Processes of Change

  • William R. Miller
  • Nick Heather

Part of the Applied Clinical Psychology book series (ABBI, volume 13)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Change in the Addictive Behaviors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. James O. Prochaska, Carlo C. Diclemente
      Pages 3-27
  3. Contemplation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. Marcus Grant
      Pages 51-57
    3. Claus-Peter Appel
      Pages 59-89
    4. Stephen Sutton
      Pages 109-118
  4. Action

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. William R. Miller, Reid K. Hester
      Pages 121-174
    3. William R. Miller, Reid K. Hester
      Pages 175-203
    4. Geir Berg, Arvid Skutle
      Pages 205-220
    5. Christopher P. Freeman
      Pages 221-238
    6. D. Adrian Wilkinson, Simonne Lebreton
      Pages 239-261
    7. Martin Raw
      Pages 279-287
    8. David Robinson
      Pages 289-304
    9. Barbara S. McCrady
      Pages 305-318
    10. Nick Heather
      Pages 331-359
    11. Howard Rankin
      Pages 361-374
    12. Bruce Ritson
      Pages 375-387
  5. Maintenance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 389-389
    2. Gloria K. Litman
      Pages 391-405
    3. Joanne R. Ito, Dennis M. Donovan
      Pages 435-456
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 457-464

About this book


About a decade ago, psychologists began exploring the commonalities among alcohol and drug abuse, smoking, and obesity. The term sub­ stance abuse evolved into the current concept of addictive behaviors, which recognizes similarities with other behaviors that do not involve consummatory responses (e. g. , pathological gambling, compulsions, sexual deviations). Professional societies and journals now have been founded in both Britain and the United States with the purpose of focus­ ing on research and treatment in the area of addictive behaviors. As the field has evolved, new models have emerged to address the questions and puzzles that face professionals. This volume examines some of these current issues and, in particular, explores common pro­ cesses of change that seem to cut across the addictive behaviors. The chapters are based on papers presented at the Third International Con­ ference on Treatment of Addictive Behaviors, which was held at North Berwick, Scotland, in August of 1984. The conference was organized around an integrative model of stages and processes of change that has been useful in organizing new knowledge about how to intervene with addictive behaviors. This model is set forth by its authors, Jim Prochaska and Carlo DiClemente, in Chapter 1. In Chapter 2, Fred Kanfer ex­ pounds his own model of self-regulation, which overlaps nicely with the Prochaska-DiClemente framework and provides a behavioral-theoretical context.


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Editors and affiliations

  • William R. Miller
    • 1
  • Nick Heather
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of New MexicoAlbuquerqueUSA
  2. 2.Department of Psychiatry, Ninewells Medical SchoolUniversity of DundeeDundeeScotland

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-9289-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-2191-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0099-6246
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