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COUN 8730 Counseling Addictive Disorders (Use for COUN 8728): Welcome & Course Readings

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COUN 8730 Required Course Readings

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Alim, T., N., Lawson, W. B., Feder, A., Iacoviello, B. M., Saxena, S., Bailey, C. R., Greene, A. M., & Neumeister, A. (2012). Resilience to meet the challenge of addiction. Alcohol Research: Current Reviews, 34(4), 506-515.

Becker, J. B., Perry, A. N., & Westenbroek, C. (2012). Sex differences in the neural mechanisms mediating addiction: A new synthesis and hypothesis. Biology of Sex Differences, 3(1), 1-35.

Courtwright, D. T. (2012). Addiction and the science of history. Addiction, 107(3), 486-492.

Davies, G., Elison, S., Ward, J., Laudet, A. (2015). The role of lifestyle in perpetuating substance use disorder: The Lifestyle Balance Model. Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, & Policy, 10(1), 1-8.


Gartner, C. E., Carter, A., & Partridge, B. (2012). What are the public policy implications of a neurobiological view of addiction? Addiction, 107(7), 1199-1200.

Grant, J. E., Potenza, M. N., Weinstein, A., & Gorelick, D. A. (2010). Introduction to behavioral addictions. American Journal of Drug & Alcohol Abuse, 36(5), 233-241.

Greenfield, . L., & Tonigan, J. S. (2013).The general Alcoholics Anonymous tools of recovery: The adoption of the 12-step practices and beliefs. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 27(3), 553-561.

Gubi, P. M., & Marsden-Hughes, H. (2013). Exploring the processes involved in long-term recovery from chronic alcohol addiction within and abstinence-based model: Implications for practice. Counselling & Psychotherapy Research, 13(3), 201-209.

Hammer, R. R., Dingel, M. J., Ostergren, J. E., Nowakowski, K. E., & Koenig, B. A. (2012). The experience of addiction as told by the addicted: Incorporating biological understandings into self-story. Culture, Medicine, & Psychiatry, 36(4), 712-734.

Hendricks, P. S., & Leventhal, A. M. (2013). Abstinence-related expectancies predict smoking withdrawal effects: Implications for possible causal mechanisms. Psychopharmacology, 230(3), 363-373.

Jang, M. H., & Ji, E. S. (2012). Gender differences in associations between parental problem drinking and early adolescents’ internet addiction. Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing, 17(4), 288-300. 

Kelly, J., & Teterian, J. D. (2011). The role of mutual help groups in extending the framework of treatment. Alcohol Research & Health, 33(4), 350-355.

Kennedy, K., & Gregoire, T. K. (2009). Theories of motivation in addiction treatment: Testing the relationship of the transtheoretical model of change and self-determination theory. Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions, 9(2), 163-183.

Kerfoot, K., Petrakis, I. L., & Rosenheck, R. A. (2011). Dual diagnosis in an aging population: Prevalence of psychiatric disorders, comorbid substance abuse, and mental health service utilization in the Department of Veterans Affairs. Journal of Dual Diagnosis, 7(1/2), 4-13.

Klosterman, K., Kelley, M. L., Mignone, T., Pusateri, L., & Wills, K. (2011). Behavioral couples therapy for substance abusers: Where do we go from here? Substance Abuse & Misuse, 46(12), 1502-1509.

Lachman, A. (2012). Dual diagnosis in adolescence – An escalating risk. Journal of Child & Adolescent Mental Health, 24(1), pv-vii.

Lanfear, C., Akins, S., & Mosher, C. (2013). Examining the relationship of substance use and sexual orientation. Deviant Behavior, 34(7), 586-597.

Lee, H. S. (2015). The ethical dilemma of abstinence-only service delivery in the United States. Journal of Social Work Values & Ethics, 12(1), 61-66.

Martin, G. W., & Rehm, J. (2012). The effectiveness of psychosocial modalities in the treatment of alcohol problems in adults: A review of the evidence. The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 57(6), 350-358.

Mitchell, M. R., & Potenza, M. N. (2015). Importance of sex differences in impulse control and addictions. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 6, 1-4.

Nutt, D., & McLellan, A. T. (2012). Can neuroscience improve addiction treatment and policies? Public Health Reviews, 35(2), 1-12.

Padilla, Y. C., Crisp, C., & Rew, D. L. (2010). Parental acceptance and illegal drug use among gay, lesbian, and bisexual adolescents: Results from a national survey. Social Work, 55(3), 265-275.

Polychronopoulos, G. B., Carlisle, K. L., Carlisle, R. M., & Kirk-Jenkins, A. J. (2014). The emergence of behavioral addiction in DSM-5. Journal of Human Services, 34(1), 158-162.

Shinebourne, P. & Smith, J. A. (2009). Alcohol and the self: An interpretive phenomenological analysis of the experience of addiction and its impact on the sense of self and identity. Addiction Research and Theory, 17(2), 152-167.

Torrey, W. C., Tepper, M., & Greenwold, J. (2011). Implementing integrated services for adults with co-occurring substance use disorders and psychiatric illnesses: A research review. Journal of Dual Diagnosis, 7(3), 150-161.

Vernig, P. M. (2011). Family roles in homes with alcohol-dependent parents: An evidence-based review. Substance Use & Misuse, 46(4), 535-542.

Wise, R. A., & Koob, G. F. (2014). The development and maintenance of drug addiction. Neuropsychopharmacology, 39(2), 254-262.

Woods, M. R., & Drake, R. E. (2011). Treatment of a young man with psychosis and polysubstance abuse. Journal of Dual Diagnosis, 7(3), 175-185.

Other Readings

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