KEY FEATURES: A unique focus on the theories of addiction helps fill a gap in the literature that allows readers to connect theory to practice. A single case study explored from multiple perspectives allows students to compare all approaches applied to client situations. Sidebars with classroom discussion questions and activities assist students in further exploration of the theories. A list of resources concludes each chapter to encourage continued learning.

A Developmental Approach to Addiction Theory and Treatment
6 A developmental approach to addiction theory and treatment
Amy E. Williams Charles F. Gressard

Developmental theories of addiction assume that as people mature or develop, they also mature in their ability to cope with the addictive process and find ways to cope with tendencies toward relapse. The chapter describes the etiology and maintenance of addiction through a developmental lens. It also explores how developmental shifts toward higher levels of consciousness impact addiction across the life span and discusses how these shifts may relate to recovery from addiction.

Common Elements of Developmental Theories

A range of developmental theories explore the progression of a wide variety of developmental processes and tasks. These ...

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