By Carlo C. DiClemente

ISBN-10: 1572300574

ISBN-13: 9781572300576

The stages-of-change version has develop into widely recognized as a framework for conceptualizing restoration. much less renowned are the approaches that force circulation in the course of the levels or how the phases follow to changing into addicted. From Carlo C. DiClemente, codeveloper of the transtheoretical version, this publication bargains a wide ranging view of the whole continuum of addictive habit swap. the writer illuminates the typical course that people commute as they determine and strengthen new styles of habit, whether or not they are constructing an habit or suffering to unfastened themselves from one, and whatever the particular addictive habit. The e-book addresses the most important questions of why, whilst, and the way to interfere to reinforce restoration in these already addicted and succeed in out successfully to humans in danger.

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There is a subgroup of “addicts” diagnosed with multiple drugs and other addictions who demonstrate a tendency to engage in multiple addictive behaviors (gambling, drug use, and alcohol dependence). This group would seem to be a prime location for discovering personality dynamics. However, there are individuals with similar traits or profiles who do not engage in any or all of these behaviors. As with the sociological and genetic factors described previously, personality factors appear Models of Addiction and Change 13 to contribute to the development or establishment of an addictive behavior problem.

Generalized poor coping cannot be the only reason individuals become addicted. That seems particularly true for people who engage in the behavior because of the positive enjoyment effects and not simply the relief of problematic emotions (Orford, 1985). However, even if coping defects are not the critical reason for the acquisition of addictive behaviors, one important consequence of addiction is a narrowing of the addicted individual’s coping repertoire. , 1991). Conditioning/Reinforcement Models There is a substantial body of research demonstrating the reinforcing properties of each substance of abuse (Barrett, 1985).

Although each dimension is interesting and informative in its own right, the interaction of these dimensions holds the key to understanding and exploring the process of human intentional behavior change. Processes of change seem to make sense only in the framework of the stages. Markers are related to specific processes of change and appear differentially important at different stages of change. Accomplishing stage tasks, engaging in appropriate processes of change, and shifting markers toward change are affected by the unique constellation of contextual factors.

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