Relapse and Recovery in Addictions Frank M. Tims, Carl G. Leukefeld, Jerome J. Platt

Publication date:
01 Nov 2011
434 pages: 229 x 152 x 24mm
black & white illustrations

In this book leading experts in the field of addictions report on key aspects of addictive disorders. They focus particularly on relapse, the long-term course of addiction to drugs or alcohol, and interventions to prevent relapse and promote recovery. A critical and highly complex public health problem, addiction is seen today as having biological, psychological, social, and cultural aspects. This important volume brings together the major perspectives on addiction, treatment, and recovery along with the current findings of clinical and scientific research. For those working with addicted patients and those making policy decisions that affect treatment and its availability, this book is an essential reference.

Frank M. Tims is professor in the department of psychiatry and behavioral medicine, University of South Florida, science advisor to Operation PAR, Inc., and former chief of the Services Research Branch, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health. Carl G. Leukefeld is professor of psychiatry and behavioral science and director of the Center on Drug and Alcohol Research at the University of Kentucky, and former deputy director, Division of Clinical Research, National Institute on Drug Abuse, NIH. Jerome J. Platt is former director of the Institute for Addictive Disorders, Allegheny University of the Health Sciences.

_No one before has pulled together in one volume the important research on addiction treatment. An excellent collection.__James A. Inciardi, University of Delaware Center for Drug and Alcohol Studies 

_The Tims/Leukefeld/Platt work on relapse and recovery is a must addition to the libraries of every researcher and clinician in the drug field. It is a fine collection of new works by major authors, and represents an excellent contribution to the field.__James A. Inciardi, University of Delaware

_This outstanding work provides profound insight into the processes of recovery and relapse. It explores, both clinical and research issues with application potential for programs both in the United States and the World over. This is an invaluable reference for researchers, practitioners, policy makers, the academic community, or anyone else seeking to understand this complex and critical array of public health issues. __Peter A.Vamos, Executive Director of the Portage Program for Drug Dependencies  may edit

_The book provides a useful overview of the theoretical, conceptual, scientific, clinical and practical issues related to relapse and recovery in the addictions. . . . The volume . . . [is an] informative and a highly useful addition to the library of substance use literature.__Donald A. Bux, Jr., Journal of Studies on Alcohol

_For any clinician or researcher who wishes to know some of the important questions that relapse and recovery research will probably be addressing in the next decade, this volume is a very appropriate and worthwhile read.__Nancy E. Suchman, Society for the Study of Addiction to Alcohol and Other Drugs