Effective Treatments for Addictive Behavior

Addiction has biological, psychological and social origins.  Like all aspects of psychology, it’s crucial to understand etiology in order to design a proper treatment approach. 

Read the following research regarding treatment approaches to addiction and complete the linked assignment below. 

Changing Addictive Behaviors: A Process Perspective

Carlo C. DiClemente
Current Directions in Psychological Science
Vol. 2, No. 4

http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/20182215?Search=yes&resultItemClick=true&searchText=changing&searchText=addictive&searchText=behaviors&searchUri=%2Faction%2FdoBasicSearch%3FQuery%3Dchanging%2Baddictive%2Bbehaviors%26amp%3Bswp%3Don%26amp%3Bprq%3Dcarol%2Bdi%2Bclemente%26amp%3Bfc%3Doff%26amp%3Bso%3Drel%26amp%3Bwc%3Doff%26amp%3Bhp%3D25

“That Feeling of Not Feeling”: Numbing the Pain for Substance-Dependent African American Women

Joanne T. Ehrmin

http://qhr.sagepub.com/content/12/6/780.abstract

Affiliation with Alcoholics Anonymous after treatment: A study of its therapeutic effects and mechanisms of action.

By Morgenstern, Jon; Labouvie, Erich; McCrady, Barbara S.; Kahler, Christopher W.; Frey, Ronni M.

http://psycnet.apa.org/index.cfm?fa=buy.optionToBuy&id=1997-05068-006

Treatment Assignment: 

 Treatment addiction

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