The Social Psychology of Drug Abuse

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Dezember 2001



Defines drug misuse, abuse and dependence, considering a range of drugs. This book discusses how drug abuse compares to other addictive behaviours and considers the assessment and causes of drug abuse. It also presents a myriad of prevention and treatment approaches.


Series editor's foreword
Part one: General issues pertaining to drug abuse
Definitions of drug abuse and drug abuse consequences
Is drug abuse a disease?
Drug abuse and other problem behaviours
Assessment of drug abuse
Part two: Predictors of drug use and abuse
Extra-personal predictors of drug abuse
Intra-personal predictors of drug abuse
Integrated theories of drug abuse
Part three: Drug abuse prevention and cessation programming and the future
Drug abuse prevention programmes
Drug abuse cessation programmes and relapse prevention
Future considerations in the drug abuse arena


Steve Sussman received his doctorate in psychology from the Univeristy of Illinois at Chicago. He is now a professor at the Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research at the University of Southern California. He has published over 160 articles in the areas of drug abuse prevention and cessation, and empirical programme development. Particular research interests include psychosocial prediction of tobacco and other drug use, and drug abuse prevention and cessation.

Susan L. Ames earned her doctorate in health behaviour research from the Department of Preventive Medicine at the University of Southern California. She is a part-time staff research associate at the Center for Research on Substance Abuse at the University of California, Los Angeles and part-time research associate at the Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research at the University of Southern California. Her research interests include the impact of memory on addictive behaviours, developing prediction models of substance use, prevention and harm reduction of addictive behaviours, and the psychosocial correlates of drug use.

EAN: 9780335206186
ISBN: 0335206182
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Dezember 2001
Seitenanzahl: 192 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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