Skip Page Header

Home > Addiction and change: how addictions develop and addicted people recover.

DiClemente, Carlo C (2003) Addiction and change: how addictions develop and addicted people recover. Guildford substance abuse series New York: Guilford.

1. Models of addiction and change
2. The process of human intentional behavior change
3. The well maintained addiction : an ending and a beginning
4. Exploring precontemplation, contemplation, and preparation stages of becoming addicted
5. Repeated and regular use : moving from preparation to action on the road to addiction
6. Precontemplation for recovery : cultivating seeds for change
7. The decision to change : moving from the contemplation to the preparation stage of recovery
8. Preparing for action : creating a plan
9. Taking action to change an addiction
10. The long haul : well-maintained recovery
11. Prevention : interfering with the process of becoming addicted
12. Designing interventions for recovery
13. Research on addiction and change.

"The stages-of-change model has become widely known as a framework for conceptualizing recovery. Less well known are the processes that drive movement through the stages or how the stages apply to becoming addicted. From Carlo DiClemente, codeveloper of the Transtheoretical Model, this book offers a panoramic view of the entire continuum of addictive behavior change. Illuminated is the common path that individuals travel as they establish and reinforce new patterns of behavior, whether they are developing an addiction or struggling to free themselves from one, and regardless of the specific addictive behavior. Presenting cutting-edge research with significant clinical implications, the book addresses crucial questions of why, when, and how to intervene to bolster recovery in those already addicted and reach out effectively to people at risk. It is essential reading for clinicians, prevention specialists, and policymakers." [from Book Jacket]

Item Type
Publication Type
International, Book
Drug Type
All substances
Intervention Type
Call No
Place of Publication
New York
Includes bibliographic references, index and tables.
Accession Number
HRB 2188 (Available)

Repository Staff Only: item control page