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Promoting Self-Change From Addictive Behaviors By Harald Klingemann

Promoting Self-Change From Addictive Behaviors by Harald Klingemann

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One of the few books on the topic, this updated edition offers alternatives to disease models of addiction by exploring personal pathways to recovery.

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Promoting Self-Change From Addictive Behaviors: Practical Implications for Policy, Prevention, and Treatment by Harald Klingemann

One of the few books on the topic, this updated edition offers alternatives to disease models of addiction by exploring personal pathways to recovery. Focusing on alcohol and drug problems, it provides a literature review of 40 years of studies on self-change with particular emphasis on the current decade and methodological issues (starting with how much or how little treatment constitutes "treatment"). The 24 experts keep the coverage consistently readable, and dozens of brief narratives from individuals who have successfully recovered from an addictive behavior without formal help lend valuable personal perspectives.

Promoting Self-Change From Addictive Behaviors Reviews

From the reviews:

"This discussion of how individuals recover from additive behaviors using self-change strategies delves into what actually constitutes 'treatment,' and how addicted people have recovered on their own without a formal program. ... It is intended for use as a reference by researchers, healthcare practitioners, public health specialists, and alcohol and drug policy makers." (Gary B. Kaniuk, Doody's Review Service, February, 2008)

"... a landmark in the field of addiction research. ... Appeal[s] to researchers and practitioners alike, stimulating thoughts about processes of change that can be examined in research and utilized in practice. ... This book is destined to become a classic...." (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, July 23, 2008, Vol. 53, Release 30)

"This volume offers a comprehensive view of the halting and somewhat circuitous path that led to our current understanding of self-change from all types of addictive behaviors. The editors are pioneers in the invesrigarion of this phenomenon of self-change among individuals with serious drug and alcohol problems in multiple countries and continents. ...a wonderfully rich compendium of the stare of the science of self-change. ...As with any good book, this one leaves this reader wishing for more ....many different audiences can benefit from reading this book." (the Behavior Therapist, January 2010, Carlo C. DiClemente, Unit'ersity afMaryland, Baltimore)

About Harald Klingemann

Dr. Harald Klingemann studied at Cologne University (Germany) where he received the degree of Doctor of Economics and Social Sciences. He has taught at the University of Bonn, where he was a senior researcher in criminology, and has been Research Director at the Swiss Institute for the Prevention of Alcohol and Drug Problems (SIPA) (Lausanne). He is currently the Research Director of the Swiss Consortium for Alcohol Treatment Research and project director at the Substance Use Disorders Research Department of the University of Zurich (SUD). His main research interests include the cross cultural analysis of treatment systems and the natural history of alcohol and heroin use for which he received the honorary doctor of the University of Stockholm in 2003. He has published about 100 articles and four books. He has served as temporary advisor for WHO Geneva and on several editorial boards. He is currently involved as PI in projects on controlled drinking as well as gender specific treatment needs and masculinity

Dr. Linda Carter Sobell is Professor at Center for Psychological Studies, Nova Southeastern University in Florida. She is nationally and internationally known for her clinical research in the addiction field, particularly brief motivational interventions, natural recovery, and the Timeline Follow-up. She has received several awards, given over 200 invited presentations/workshops and published over 250 articles book chapters, and 7 books, and serves on several editorial boards. She is a Fellow in the American Psychological Association, is a Motivational Interviewing Trainer (MINT) and holds a Diplomate in Behavioral Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology. She is past President of the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy and the Society of Clinical Psychology of the American Psychological Association.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. The phenomenon of self-change: Overview and key issues Linda Carter Sobell 2. Self-change from alcohol and drug abuse: Often cited classics Jan Blomqvist 3. Natural recovery or recovery without treatment from alcohol and drug problems as seen from survey data Reginald G. Smart 4. Remission without formal help: New directions in studies using survey data Hans-Jurgen Rumpf, Gallus Bischof, and Ulrich John 5. Natural recovery from alcohol and drug problems: A methodological review of the literature from 1999 through 2005 Jose Luis Carballo, Jose Ramon Fernandez-Hermida, Roberto Secades-Villa, Linda Carter Sobell, Mariam Dum, and Olaya Garcia-Rodriguez 6. Self-Change 6.1 Self-change: The rule among smokers Stephanie Floeter and Christoph Kroeger 6.2 Natural recovery from problem gambling Tony Toneatto and Jachen C. Nett 6.3 The natural course and outcome of eating disorders and obesity Janet Polivy 6.4 Spontaneous desistance from crime Jukka-Pekka Takala 6.5 Self-Change from Stuttering: An overview Patrick Finn 7. One way to leave your lover: The role of treatment in changing addictive behaviors Mark B. Sobell 8. Promoting self-change: Taking the treatment to the community Linda Carter Sobell and Mark B. Sobell 9. Hostile and favorable societal climates for self-change: Some lessons for policy makers Harald Klingemann and Justyna Klingemann 10. Natural recovery: A cross-cultural perspective Judith C. Barker and Geoffrey Hunt 11. Self-change toolbox: Tools, tips, websites, and other informational resources for assessing and promoting self-change Andrew Voluse, Joachim Koerkel, and Linda Carter Sobell

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Promoting Self-Change From Addictive Behaviors: Practical Implications for Policy, Prevention, and Treatment by Harald Klingemann
Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
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