Not everyone who experiments with substance use or risky behavior becomes addicted, and many who are addicted have been able to recover. This authoritative ebook, Addiction and Change: How Addictions Develop and Addicted People Recover 2nd edition (PDF) now updated and revised, has given tens of thousands of professionals and students a state-of-the-art framework for understanding the journey both into and out of addiction. From Carlo C. DiClemente, codeveloper of the transtheoretical model (TTM), the ebook identifies the stages and processes involved in initiating, maintaining, modifying, or stopping any pattern of behavior. Grounded in extensive research, and illustrated with vivid case examples, the ebook shows how using the TTM can help overcome obstacles to change and make treatment and prevention more effective.
New to This 2nd Edition
*Chapter on current developments in intervention research.
*Deeper coverage of risk and protective factors across adolescent and young adult development.
*Incorporates 15 years of research advances, contemporary prevention and treatment approaches, and the ongoing development of the TTM.
*Expanded discussions of neuroscience; self-help, mutual help, and spirituality; self-regulation; behavioral economics; motivational issues; “process addictions” (sex and gambling addiction); and more.