The Oxford Handbook of Substance Use and Substance Use Disorders

ISBN : 9780199381678

Kenneth J. Sher
704 Pages
178 x 254 mm
Pub date
May 2016
Oxford Library of Psychology
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Substance use and substance use disorders (SUDs) have been documented in a number of cultures since the beginnings of recorded time and represent major societal concerns in the present day. The Oxford Handbook of Substance Use and Substance Use Disorders provides comprehensive reviews of key areas of inquiry into the fundamental nature of substance use and SUDs, their features, causes, consequences, course, treatment, and prevention. It is clear that understanding these various aspects of substance use and SUDs requires a multidisciplinary perspective that considers the pharmacology of drugs of abuse, genetic variation in these acute and chronic effects, and psychological processes in the context of the interpersonal and cultural contexts. Comprising two volumes, this Handbook also highlights a range of opportunities and challenges facing those interested in the basic understanding of the nature of these phenomena and novel approaches to assess, prevent, and treat these conditions with the goal of reducing the enormous burden these problems place on our global society. Chapters in Volume 1 cover the historical and cultural contexts of substance use and its consequences, its epidemiology and course, etiological processes from the perspective of neuropharmacology, genetics, personality, development, motivation, and the interpersonal and larger social environment. Chapters in Volume 2 cover major health and social consequences of substance involvement, psychiatric comorbidity, assessment, and interventions. Each chapter highlights key issues in the respective topic area and raises unanswered questions for future research. All chapters are authored by leading scholars in each topic. The level of coverage is sufficiently deep to be of value to both trainees and established scientists and clinicians interested in an evidenced-based approach.


Volume 1
1. Introduction and Overview
Kenneth J. Sher, Alvaro A. Verges
Part One: Defining and Characterizing the Nature and Extent of Substance Use Disorders
2. Historical and Cultural Perspectives on Substance Use and Substance Use Disorders
Christopher S. Martin, Tammy A. Chung, James W. Langenbucher
3. Illicit Drugs: Patterns of Use, Dependence, and Contribution to Disease Burden in Developed Countries
Louisa Degenhardt, Wayne Hall, Chiara Bucello
4. The Natural Course of Substance Use and Dependence
Kristina M. Jackson, Carolyn E. Sartor
Part Two: The Neurobiology and Genetics of Substance Use and Dependence
5. Mechanisms of Action of Different Drugs of Abuse
Lindsay M. McCracken, Mandy L. McCracken, R. Adron Harris
6. The Neurobiology of Reward and Stress and Its Relevance for Understanding Drug Seeking and Dependence Symptomatology
George F. Koob
7. Genetic Epidemiology and Molecular Genetics
Michael C. Stallings, Ian R. Gizer, Kelly C. Young-Wolff
8. Genetic Animal Models
John C. Crabbe, Tamara J. Phillips
Part Three: Psychological Factors and Substance Involvement
9. Passion's Slave?: Conscious and Unconscious Cognitive Processes in Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Reinout W. Wiers, Matt Field, Alan W. Stacy
10. Personality and Substance Use Disorders
Andrew K. Littlefield, Kenneth J. Sher
11. Motivational Models of Substance Use: A Review of Theory and Research on Motives for Using Alcohol, Marijuana, and Tobacco
M. Lynne Cooper, Emmanuel Kuntsche, Ash Levitt, Lindsay L. Barber, Scott Wolf
12. Behavioral-Economic and Neuroeconomic Perspectives on Addiction
Warren Bickel, E. Terry Mueller, James MacKillop, Richard Yi
Part Four: Social Factors and Substance Involvement
13. Familial Factors Influencing Offspring Substance Use and Dependence
Laurie Chassin, Moira Haller, Matthew Lee, Elizabeth Handley, Kaitlin Bountress, Iris Beltran
14. Substance Use and Race and Ethnicity
Christy McKinney, Raul Caetano
15. Substance Use and Peers During Adolescence and the Transition to Adulthood
Megan E. Patrick, John E. Schulenberg, Jennifer Maggs, Julie Maslowsky
16. Substance Use in Committed Relationships
Jaye L. Derrick, Kenneth E. Leonard
17. Substance Use in Specific Settings
Genevieve Ames, Roland S. Moore
18. Community-Based Approaches to the Prevention of Substance Use-Related Problems
Paul J. Gruenewald, Andrew J. Treno, Harold D. Holder, Elizabeth A. LaScala
19. Substance Use and the Media
Cristel Antonia Russell, Dale W. Russell, and Joel Grube
Part Five: Concluding Commentary
20. Anticipating the Future of Research on Substance Use and Substance Use Disorders
Kenneth J. Sher, Alvaro A. Verges
Volume 2
1. Introduction and Overview
Kenneth J. Sher, Alvaro A. Verges
Part One: Psychiatric Comorbidity
2. Polydrug Use: Research Topics and Issues
James Anthony, David A. Barondess, Mirjana Radovanovic, Catalina Lopez-Quintero
3. ADHD and Substance Use
Karen J. Derefinko, William E. Pelham Jr.
4. Serious Mental Illness
Kim T. Mueser, Douglas L. Noordsy, Robert E. Drake
5. Substance Use Disorders and Personality Disorders
Timothy J. Trull, Marika B. Solhan, Whitney C. Brown, Rachel L. Tomko, Lauren Schaefer, Kristin D. McLaughlin, Seungmin Jahng
6. Comorbidity of Anxiety and Depression with Substance Use Disorders
Sherry Stewart, Valerie V. Grant, Clare J. Mackie, Patricia J. Conrod
7. An Integrative Common Liabilities Model for the Comorbidity of Substance Use Disorders with Externalizing and Internalizing Disorders
Erin C. Tully, William Iacono
Part Two: Effects of Substance Use on Health and Societal Problems across the Life Span
8. Effects of Drug Exposure on Development
Alissa D. Bazinet, Lindsay Squeglia, Edward Riley, Susan F. Tapert
9. Effects of Alcoholism on Neurological Function and Disease in Adulthood
Marlene Oscar-Berman, Trinity A. Urban, Avram J. Holmes
10. Substance Involvement and Physical Health
Svetlana Popova, Jurgen Rehm
11. Substance Use Disorders and Intentional Injury
S. Janet Kuramoto, Holly C. Wilcox
12. Substance Use and Crime
Helene Raskin White
13. Substance Use and School and Occupational Performance
Ioana Popovici, Michael T. French
Part Three: Assessing Substance Use and Dependence
14. Biological Markers of Substance Use: Focus on the Objective Assessment of Alcohol Exposure
Lawrence D. Snell, Sanjiv V. Bhave, Laszlo Takacs, Boris Tabakoff
15. Self-report Assessments of Psychoactive Substance Use and Dependence
Frances K. Del Boca, Jack Darkes, Bonnie McRee
16. Ecocological Momentary Assessment
Saul Shiffman
Part Four: Substance Use Treatment
17. Brief Interventions and Motivational Interviewing
Jennifer Hettema, Christopher C. Wagner, Karen S. Ingersoll, Jennifer M. Russo
18. Cognitive-Behavioral Approaches
Damaris J. Rohsenow, Megan M. Pinkston-Camp
19. Marital and Family Approaches
Keith Klostermann
20. Self-Help Organizations for Substance Use Disorders
Anna Lembke, Keith Humphreys
21. Pharmacotherapy of Substance Use, Craving, and Acute Abstinence Syndromes
Robert M. Swift
Part Five: Prevention and Policy
22. Programs and Policies Designed to Reduce Impaired Driving
Robert Voas, James C. Fell
23. Prevention and Intervention in the School Setting
Elizabeth J. D'Amico, Karen Chan Osilla, Stefanie A. Stern
Part Six: Concluding Commentary
24. Anticipating the Future of Research on Substance Use and Substance Use Disorders
Kenneth J. Sher, Alvaro A. Verges

About the author: 

Kenneth J. Sher, Ph.D., is Curators' Distinguished Professor of Psychological Sciences at the University of Missouri. His primary areas of research focus on etiological processes in the development of alcohol dependence, factors that affect the course of drinking and alcohol use disorders throughout adulthood, longitudinal research methodology, psychiatric comorbidity, and nosology. At the University of Missouri he has directed the predoctoral and postdoctoral training program in alcohol studies, and his research has been continually funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism for more than 30 years. His current work is focused on attempting to define the core of addiction and developing methods to improve the diagnosis of alcohol use disorders.

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