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The Sage Handbook of Addiction Psychology

The Sage Handbook of Addiction Psychology

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November 2024 | 616 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

The Sage Handbook of Addiction Psychology presents a comprehensive overview of the state of the science behind the psychology of addiction, offering a crucial resource for psychologists engaged in both research and practice.

The Handbook features a distinguished international group of contributors, all renowned specialists in their respective fields and emphasizes a forward-looking perspective. Chapters delve into psychological theories of addiction and evidence-based addiction treatment, offering practical insights on the intricacies of addiction psychology.

The handbook takes a holistic approach by incorporating neighbouring fields traditionally outside of psychology; it explores economics, genetics, public health, neurobiology, computer science, and sociology, recognizing that psychology and individual-centered perspectives are just one facet of addiction. This multifaceted approach ensures that readers gain a broad understanding of the psychology of addiction, fostering a comprehensive and nuanced comprehension of this complex subject.

With Substance Use Disorders ranking among the most prevalent mental health concerns globally, this handbook, designed from the ground up for students and researchers, is an essential resource for those seeking a deep understanding of the field of addiction psychology.


Part 1. Background, including history and epidemiology.

PART 2. Vulnerability, including psychological, environmental, and biological factors.

PART 3 Interventions

PART 4 Specific addictions

PART 5 Future directions

Ingmar H.A. Franken, Reinout Wiers, Katie Witkiewitz
Editors' Introduction
PART 1: Background
Alex Mold
Chapter 1: The history of addiction concepts: from ‘addiction’ to ‘addictions’
Matt Field
Chapter 2: Addiction, brain disease, and free will
Deborah Hasin, Julia M. Bujno, Caroline G. Wisell
Chapter 3: The epidemiology of substance use and substance use disorder
Biljana Gjoneska, Beáta Bothe, Marc N. Potenza, Attila Szabó, Zsolt Demetrovics
Chapter 4: The epidemiology of behavioral addictions
Andrea Hussong, Amanda K. Haik, Adrianna N. Richards
Chapter 5: The developmental epidemiology of substance use and disorder
Angela Haeny, Caravella McCuistian, Lesia M. Ruglass, Kathy Burlew
Chapter 6: Health equity considerations for drug and alcohol addiction research and treatment
PART 2: Vulnerability & Mechanisms
Marvin Krank, Maya Pilin
Chapter 7: Contemporary psychological theories of addiction
Andrew Waters, Mehmet Sofuoglu
Chapter 8: Cognitive models of addiction
Warren Bickel, Rafaela M. Fontes, Daniel A.R. Cabral, Anthony N. Nist, Roberta Freitas-Lemos
Chapter 9: Behavioral economics of addiction: A reinforcer pathology approach
Rajita Sinha, Morgan Pearlman, Rajita Sinha
Chapter 10: Stress and addictive disorders: Drug- and stressor-related effects on stress biological and psychological response
Willie Langenland
Chapter 11:Trauma and addiction
Michiel Boog, Ingmar Franken
Chapter 12: The role of impulsivity in addictive behavior
Hanan El Marroun
Chapter 13: Early life risk factors of substance abuse and substance use disorder
Natalie Castellanos-Ryan, Nina Pocuca, Margot Peeters
Chapter 14: Adolescent development and vulnerability for addiction
David I.K. Moniz-Lewis, Hannah A. Carlon, Hanna M. Hebden, Felicia R. Tuchman, Katie Witkiewitz
Chapter 15: Beyond the individual: Considering contextual factors in addiction psychology
Karin J.H. Verweij, Joelle A. Pasman, Eske M. Derks, & Zachary F. Gerring
Chapter 16: The genetic basis of addiction
Valentina Lorenzetti, Ethan Murphy, Anastasia Paloubis, Chao Suo, Govinda Poudel, Hannah Thomson
Chapter 17: Mapping brain structure and function in addiction: A narrative review of neuroimaging studies
Serge Ahmed
Chapter 18: The relevance of animal studies for human addiction
PART 3: Interventions
Gilbert Botvin, Kenneth W. Griffin
Chapter 19: Preventing substance use
Jurgen Rehm
Chapter 20: Public health interventions for addiction
Leanne Hides
Chapter 21: Using Brief Motivational Interviewing as an Early Intervention for Reducing Risk of Substance Use Problems and Substance Use Disorder in Young People
Katie Witkiewitz
Chapter 22: Psychological interventions for addictive behaviors
Henri-Jean Aubin
Chapter 23: Care for chronic patients using harm reduction strategies
Charlotte E. Wittekind, Mike Rinck, Reinout W. Wiers
Chapter 24: Cognitive Bias Modification as add-on to the treatment of substance use disorders
PART 4: Specific Addictions
Shannon N. Speed, Lorenzo Leggio
Chapter 25: Alcohol use disorder
Sharon Cox
Chapter 26: Tobacco smoking addiction and nicotine dependence
Kevin Vowles, G. Cameron Coleman, Mark A. Ilgen
Chapter 27: Opioid Use and Misuse
Antonio Verdejo-Garcia, Gloria Garcia-Fernandez
Chapter 28: Stimulant use disorders
Alvaro Castillo-Carniglia, Diego Piñol-Arriagada
Chapter 29: The epidemiology of cannabis use
Ellen Flynn, Luke Clarke
Chapter 30: Gambling addiction
Annika Brandtner, Matthias Brand
Chapter 31: Gaming disorder and other online addictive behaviors
Adrian Meule
Chapter 32: Eating addiction
PART 5: Future directions
Marilyn Piccirillo
Chapter 33: Value and potential of network models for conceptualizing, assessing, and treating addiction and co-occurring disorders
Kevin S. Montes, Anita Kapila-Ramirez, Juana Hernandez Jaime, Sheena Adolphus, Maria Delgado
Chapter 34: Identity and Addiction
Brian Ostafin, Marcel Näther
Chapter 35: To flourish or flounder: The relation between meaning in life and addiction
Joshua Watt, Joel Hoffman, Paul S. Haber, Kirsten C. Morley
Chapter 36: Psychedelic therapy in the treatment of addiction
Afra Souki, Ghazaleh Soleimani, Colleen Hanlon, Hamed Ekhtiari
Chapter 37: Neuromodulation technologies for substance use disorders
Emmanuel Kuntsche, Maree Patsouras, Zhen He, Benjamin Riordan
Chapter 38: Artificial intelligence in substance use research

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