Addictive Behaviors: New Readings on Etiology, Prevention, by G. Alan Marlatt, Katie Witkiewitz

By G. Alan Marlatt, Katie Witkiewitz

Because the winning predecessor of this quantity used to be first released, a brand new new release of study has develop into to be had on addictive behaviors equivalent to ingesting, smoking, and different substance use. The articles during this assortment, reprinted from American mental organization journals, describe quite a lot of organic, mental, and social ways to studying and treating addictive behaviors. the results of addictive behaviors variety from in poor health overall healthiness and social and family members difficulties to monetary and criminal issues. Psychologists' roles in mediating the unwanted effects of habit comprise gaining knowledge of the consequences of drug motion, learning the epidemiology and etiology of drug and alcohol abuse, designing prevention courses, realizing the trajectory of substance abuse and relations hazard elements, screening and evaluation, discovering the simplest types of remedy, and figuring out the desires of particular populations. the most recent methods to all of those projects are showcased during this quantity, for you to be of curiosity to medical wellbeing and fitness psychologists and different psychological overall healthiness pros from graduate scholars to professional clinicians and researchers.

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Owen, E. , Collins, A. , & Wehner, J. M. (1999). Decreased ethanol sensitivity and tolerance development in gamma-protein kinase C null mutant mice is dependent on genetic background. Akoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 23, 387-397. Cloninger, C. , Sigvardsson, S. (1981). Inheritance of alcohol abuse: Cross-fostering analysis of adopted men. Archives of General Psychiatry, 38, 861-868. Cloninger, C. , & Bohman, M. (1996). Type 1 and Type II alcoholism: An update. Akohol Health and Research World, 20, 18-23.

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1996). This is an interesting finding because it distinguishes the mechanisms of tolerance and physical dependence, which had been thought to be related. Scientists also are using animals to identify the location of genes responsible for the genetically influenced traits that are thought to underlie responses to alcohol. " More than one gene influences the magnitude of a trait. A section of DNA on a chromosome that is thought to influence a quantitative trait is known as a quantitative trait locus (QTL).

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