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Addiction and Change: How Addictions Develop and Addicted People Recover

by Carlo C. Diclemente

DiClemente (psychology, University of Maryland) views addiction as a process of intentional behavior change, and defines the four steps in his transtheoretical model: contemplation, preparation, action, and maintenance. He then proposes that the same process marks the path to addiction as it does for recovery, and suggest ways to tailor interventions to persons at different points in the change process. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Changing for Good

by James O. Prochaska John C. Norcross Carlo C. Diclemente

How many times have you thought about starting a diet or quitting smoking without doing anything about it? Or lapsed back into bad habits after hitting a rough spot on the road to recovery? To uncover the secret to successful personal change, three acclaimed psychologists studied more than 1,000 people who were able to positively and permanently alter their lives without psychotherapy. They discovered that change does not depend on luck or willpower. It is a process that can be successfully managed by anyone who understands how it works. Once you determine which stage of change you're in, you can: create a climate where positive change can occur maintain motivation turn setbacks into progress make your new benefifificial habits a permanent part of your life This groundbreaking book offers simple self-assessments, informative case histories, and concrete examples to help clarify each stage and process. Whether your goal is to start saving money, to stop drinking, or to end other self-defeating or addictive behaviors, this revolutionary program will help you implement positive personal change . . . for life. The National Cancer Institute Found this program more than twice as effective as standard programs in helping smokers quit for 18 months.

Changing for Good: A Revolutionary Six-Stage Program for Overcoming Bad Habits and Moving Your Life Positively Forward

by James O. Prochaska John C. Norcross Carlo C. Diclemente

How many times have you thought about starting a diet or quitting smoking without doing anything about it? Or lapsed back into bad habits after hitting a rough spot on the road to recovery? To uncover the secret to successful personal change, three acclaimed psychologists studied more than 1000 people who were able to positively and permanently alter their lives without psychotherapy. They discovered that change does not depend on luck or willpower. It is a process that can be successfully managed by anyone who understands how it works. Once you determine which stage of change you're in, you can: * create a climate where positive change can occur * maintain motivation * turn setbacks into progress * make your new beneficial habits a permanent part of your life This groundbreaking book offers simple self-assessments, informative case histories, and concrete examples to help clarify each stage and process. Whether your goal is to start saving money, to stop drinking, or to end other self-defeating or addictive behaviors, this revolutionary program will help you implement positive personal change . . . for life.

Substance Abuse Treatment and the Stages of Change, Second Edition

by Carlo C. Diclemente Mary Marden Velasquez Dennis M. Donovan Gerard J. Connors

A widely adopted practitioner resource and course text, this book shows how to apply knowledge about behavior change in general--and the stages-of-change model in particular--to make substance abuse treatment more effective. The authors are leaders in the field who describe ways to tailor interventions for clients with varying levels of motivation or readiness to change. They draw on cutting-edge theory and research to explain what works (and what doesn't work) at different stages of change. Rich clinical examples illustrate the "whats," "whys," and "how-tos" of using the stages-of-change model to inform treatment planning and intervention for individuals, groups, couples, and families. New to This Edition *Reflects the ongoing development of the stages-of-change model and research advances over the past decade. *Chapter on stage-based brief interventions in health care, social service, and community settings. *Group treatment chapter has been significantly revised. *Expanded coverage of the change processes relevant to each stage.

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