Part I: INTRODUCTION. 1. The Nature of Addiction. 2. Historical Perspectives. Part II: THE BIOLOGY OF ADDICTION. 3. Substance Misuse, Dependence, and the Body. 4. Substance Misuse with a Co-Occurring Mental Disorder or Disability. 5. Gambling, Eating Disorders, Shopping, and Other Behavioral Addictions. Part III: THE PSYCHOLOGY OF ADDICTION. 6. Addiction Across the Life Span. 7. Screening and Assessment. 8. Strengths- and Evidence-Based Helping Strategies. 9. Mutual Help Groups and Spiritual/Religious Resources. Part IV: THE SOCIAL ASPECTS OF ADDICTION. 10. Family Risks and Resiliencies. 11. Ethnicity, Culture, and the Socioeconomic Determinants of Addiction. 12. Gender and Sexual Orientation Differences. 13. Public Policy. Appendix.
Dr. Katherine Van Wormer has taught in departments of social work and criminal justice at the University of Northern Iowa and has over twenty years of experience in teaching and public service. Dr. Van Wormer was actively involved in civil rights movements in North Carolina and Northern Ireland. She practiced substance abuse counseling for four and a half years, including two in Norway. Dr. Van Wormer has been publishing texts, book chapters, and articles for over twenty years. In addition to ADDICTION TREATMENT: A STRENGTHS PERSPECTIVE, she has recently published SOCIAL WELFARE POLICY FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE, THE MAID NARRATIVES and numerous other books, including two on female offenders and victims and one on the nature of oppression. She has received several honors, including the McKay Faculty Research Award from the University of Northern Iowa. Diane Rae Davis, Ph.D., is a professor in the School of Social Work and Human Services at Eastern Washington University. She teaches a variety of substance misuse and practice courses in the MSW program and has researched and written extensively on addiction and the recovery process. Current research includes an online survey for women in recovery from compulsive gambling.