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Alcohol, Other Drugs, and Behavior
Psychological Research Perspectives

Second Edition
  • John Jung - California State University, Long Beach, USA
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September 2009 | 616 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Providing a psychological perspective on the use and abuse of alcohol and other psychoactive drugs, the Second Edition includes more coverage on the theories of why alcohol and other drugs are used, as well as broad conceptual issues related to the nature of addiction. Research on smoking, caffeine, and simultaneous multiple drug use, including combinations with antidepressant drugs and nonmedical use of prescription drugs is also covered.
 
Preface
Acknowledgments

 
 
1. Psychology of Alcohol and Other Drugs
Focus and Goals of This Book

 
History of Drugs in America

 
Origins of Licit Drugs

 
Origins of Illicit Drugs

 
Some Central Questions

 
Summary

 
Stimulus/Response

 
 
2. Theories of Alcohol and Other Drug Use
A "Layperson" Theory

 
Psychological Theories

 
Mediators, Moderators, and Direct Causes

 
Theories of Smoking

 
Theory of Caffeine Use

 
Illicit Drug Theory

 
Summary

 
Stimulus/Response

 
 
3. Alcohol and Other Drugs: Use, Abuse, and Dependence
Defining Use

 
Methods Of Measuring Use

 
Use, Abuse, and Dependence

 
Major Conceptions of Alcohol Use Disorders

 
Criteria of Abuse and Dependence

 
Assessment of DSM-IV Disorders

 
Summary

 
Stimulus/Response

 
 
4. The Extent of Alcohol and Other Drug Use
The Epidemiological Approach

 
National Surveys of Alcohol and Other Drug Use

 
Stability of Alcohol Use Patterns

 
Abuse and Dependency Rates

 
Comorbidity of Alcohol and Illicit Drugs

 
Other Sources of Data

 
The Ethnographic Approach

 
Summary

 
Stimulus/Response

 
 
5. Neurobiology of Alcohol and Other Drug Use
What Happens After Drugs Are Taken?

 
How Drugs Affect the Nervous System

 
How Neurons Communicate

 
How Alcohol and Other Drugs Affect Neurotransmission

 
Changes in Neurophysiology With Prolonged Drug Use

 
Neuroadaptational Models

 
Physical Effects of Drugs

 
A Safe Level of Alcohol Use?

 
Summary

 
Stimulus/Response

 
 
6. Heredity and Environment: Alcohol and Other Drug Use
Molecular Genetics

 
Indirect Evidence of Hereditary Influences on Alcoholism

 
Direct Evidence of Hereditary Influences on Alcoholism

 
Family Environment Influences

 
Integrative Models of Heredity and Environment

 
Summary

 
Stimulus/Response

 
 
7. Basic Psychological Processes
Methodological Issues

 
Mood and Emotion

 
Emotional Regulation and Drinking

 
Sensory Motor Activity

 
Cognition

 
Structural Neuropsychological Explanations

 
Process Neuropsychological Explanations

 
Summary

 
Stimulus/Response

 
 
8. Interpersonal Processes
Aggression

 
Moderators of the Alcohol-Aggression Relationship

 
A Moderator Variable Model

 
Sexual Activity

 
Summary

 
Stimulus/Response

 
 
9. Family Processes
Alcohol and Marital Status

 
Effects of Parental Alcohol Use Disorders on Children

 
Alcoholic Family Interactions

 
Adult Children of Alcoholics

 
Codependency

 
Summary

 
Stimulus/Response

 
 
10. Age and Alcohol and Other Drugs
Adolescents

 
College Students

 
Young Adults

 
Older Populations

 
Age, Cohort, and Period Effects

 
Summary

 
Stimulus/Response

 
 
11. Gender Differences In Alcohol and Other Drug Use
Methodological and Conceptual Issues

 
Gender and Prevalence of Alcohol Use

 
Gender Correlates of Alcohol and Other Drug Use

 
Gender and Alcoholism Treatment

 
Theories of Gender Differences in Alcohol and Other Drug Use

 
Smoking and Gender

 
Gender and Other Drug Use

 
Summary

 
Stimulus/Response

 
 
12. Minority Groups: Alcohol and Other Drug Use
Racial/Ethnic Minority Groups and Alcohol

 
Racial/Ethnic Minority Groups and Smoking

 
Racial/Ethnic Minority Groups and Illicit Drugs

 
Influence of Acculturation on Alcohol and Other Drug Use

 
Sexual Minority Groups and Alcohol

 
Summary

 
Stimulus/Response

 
 
13. Recovering From Alcohol and Other Drug Dependencies
Motivating Change

 
Methods of Recovery

 
Alcoholics Anonymous and Related Mutual Help Groups

 
Behavioral Model

 
Self-Help Treatment for the Family of Alcoholics

 
Natural Recovery

 
Stimulus/Response

 
 
14. Treatment of Alcohol and Other Drug Dependencies
Typical 28-Day Inpatient Treatment

 
Size of the Treatment Population

 
Reasons for Not Seeking Treatment

 
Psychotherapy

 
Behavioral Approaches

 
Family Therapy

 
Brief Intervention Therapy

 
Early Detection and Screening

 
Pharmacological Approaches

 
Combining Behavioral and Pharmacological Treatment

 
Evaluation of Treatment Programs

 
Determining How Effective Therapies Work

 
Matching Patients and Treatments

 
Alcoholics With Dual Diagnoses

 
Other Drugs: Treatment of Abuse and Dependency

 
Smoking Treatments

 
Summary

 
Stimulus/Response

 
 
15. Relapse After Treatment of Alcohol and Other Drug Disorders
Defining Relapse

 
Craving and Relapse

 
A Dynamic Model of Relapse

 
Successful Lapse Resistance

 
Summary

 
Stimulus/Response

 
 
16. Prevention of Alcohol and Other Drug Problems
Social Policy and Drugs

 
The Public Health Model

 
Primary Prevention

 
Secondary Prevention

 
Harm Reduction Approach

 
Promoting Social Change

 
A Tale of Two Drugs

 
The Future of Prevention

 
Summary

 
Stimulus/Response

 
 
Glossary
 
References
 
Index
 
About the Author

Supplements

Student Study Site
The student study site includes chapter summaries, quizzes, journal articles, web resources, chapter videos, and e-flashcards.
Instructor Resource Site
The instructor's resource site includes a PowerPoint slide and test questions.

"Excellent text for covering alcohol and other drugs of abuse."

Josie McDonald
Chicago State University

It remains the best I have run across for teaching an undergrad class about alcohol from a psychology perspective.

William H. George
University of Washington

An informative book which examines key issues associated with alcohol and drug dependency and the impact on society. Well worth including in any educational learning.

Mr Stuart Woodcock
Department of Law, Chester University
June 20, 2018

Changed instructors....another text adopted by that instructor.

Dr Robert Baker
Psychology Dept, St Andrews University
November 7, 2014

Very comprehensive book which is a "must have" book for any school , college and health and social care environment

Mr Vernon Ambris
care , paragon skills for industry
April 25, 2013

The problem of alcohol misuse is slowly being realised and is beginning to be of interest to students as well as academics. This book makes a number of useful points and will be a useful addition to the reading lists

Professor Anthony Goodman
School of Social Science - Criminology, Middlesex University
March 12, 2013

The instructor decided to use another text book, and use this book as a resourse text.

Professor Russel Arnett
Nursing and Allied Health, Mount San Jacinto College - Menifee Valley
October 16, 2012

This books is one of the most comprehensive books on drugs and alcohol use, affect on behaviour and socio-economic influences. In addition to the above , the book covers the theories and available interventions. Excellent glossary of terms

Mr Vernon Ambris
care , paragon skills for industry
September 26, 2012

This is an excellent source which puts students in the heart of the contemporary discussion and encourages them to form opinions. It is a great resource for seminars as well as gateways to research.

Mr Paul Matthews
Business Administration , University College Birmingham
August 17, 2012

This is a great book for undergraduate students. It gives an insight into the major issues,concepts, theories and treatments of drug use.

Dr Florentia Hadjiefthyvoulou
Psychology, Nottingham Trent University
July 23, 2012

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