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NCJ Number: 159643 Find in a Library
Title: Addictive Behaviors Across the Life Span: Prevention, Treatment, and Policy Issues
Editor(s): J S Baer; G A Marlatt; R J McMahon
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 361
Sponsoring Agency: Sage Publications, Inc
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
Publication Number: ISBN 0-8039-5079-9
Sale Source: Sage Publications, Inc
2455 Teller Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This volume is one in a continuing series sponsored by the Banff International Conferences on Behavioral Science; the 1991 Banff conference focused on prevention, treatment, and policy issues associated with addictive behaviors.
Abstract: Chapters in the volume describe theory and programming related to the assessment and treatment of specific populations with addictive problems and discuss broad policy considerations in assessment, prevention, and treatment. The first part of the volume looks at children of alcoholics and the intergenerational transmission of alcoholism and offers biopsychosocial and lifespan perspectives on alcoholism. The second part describes models of prevention and early intervention. Attention is paid to comparative effects of community-based drug abuse prevention, the early identification of addictive behaviors using a computerized lifestyle assessment, the etiology and secondary prevention of alcohol problems among young adults, and treatment of problem drinkers as a public health priority. The third part volume considers the integrated treatment of addictive problems, with emphasis on recovery patterns in adolescent drug abuse, prerelease programs for drug offenders, and adult marijuana dependence. The final part of the volume focuses on risk reduction, women's issues in alcohol and tobacco use, and the codependency movement. References, tables, and figures
Main Term(s): Drug dependence
Index Term(s): Alcohol abuse prevention; Alcoholism treatment programs; Drug abuse; Drug offenders; Drug prevention programs; Drug treatment programs; Juvenile drug abusers; Juvenile drug treatment; Marijuana; Underage Drinking; Underage Drinking Programs
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