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By Dennis M. Donovan PhD, G. Alan Marlatt PhD

This entire medical source and textual content is grounded in state-of-the-art wisdom in regards to the biopsychosocial approaches all in favour of addictive behaviors. offered are research-based, eminently functional techniques for assessing the remedy wishes and ongoing medical results of people who've issues of substance use and nonchemical addictions. From major members, the ebook exhibits tips on how to weave overview in the course of the whole technique of care, from the preliminary screening to intervention, relapse prevention, and posttreatment tracking.

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2001), also working with dieters, found that those who were able to reduce their weight and maintain it, in contrast to those who were unable to maintain their reduced weight, were more likely to use direct coping and less likely to seek help. Shiffman, Hickcox, et al. (1996) found that smokers who attempted restorative coping were less likely to progress to another lapse on the same day. The pattern of such results leads to a conclusion similar to that of Dohm et al. (2001), who indicated that the most useful variables for differentiating between successful and unsuccessful weight loss maintainers may involve how individuals respond to a dietary lapse.

Prochaska, DiClemente, and Norcross (1992) have suggested that this variable, like other intermediate background variables, also ebbs and flows. This suggests the need for repeated assessments in order to monitor periodically the relative strengths of the intermediate factors that either contribute to or protect against the likelihood of relapse as they vary in intensity across time. Also, it appears that certain interventions may be appropriate for individuals at different stages of readiness (Connors, Donovan, & DiClemente, 2001).

Individuals may persist in using coping strategies that were effective at one point in the past or in certain situations but may no longer be appropriate or effective. The continued use of such inadequate strategies may contribute to a decreased sense of self-efficacy. Litman (1986) found that the rated effectiveness of the behavioral and cognitive coping strategies employed by the individual was more strongly related to avoiding relapse than was the absolute number of coping strategies employed.

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