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Addiction counseling review: preparing for comprehensive, by Robert Holman Coombs

By Robert Holman Coombs

Habit Counseling overview: getting ready for finished, Certification, and Licensing Examinations deals a transparent, readable review of the data and abilities these education as alcohol or different drug counselors have to go their ultimate measure software, certification, and licensing examinations. it really is geared up into six sections: habit fundamentals, character improvement and medication, universal consumer difficulties, Counseling Theories and abilities, therapy assets, and profession matters. each one bankruptcy contains demanding learn questions that permit readers to evaluate their very own point of figuring out, together with true/false, a number of selection, and provocative dialogue questions. every one bankruptcy additionally presents a word list of key phrases and, as well as references, annotated feedback for extra interpreting and website exploration.This booklet might be a source to which scholars and trainees will pass on relating lengthy after it has helped them via their examinations. moreover, school and validated execs will locate it an invaluable one-stop precis of present puzzling over top perform.

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A. sixteenth b. seventeenth c. eighteenth d. nineteenth It wasn't until the eighteenth century that the idea of addiction began to refer to the com­ pulsion or need to continue taking a drug as a result of taking it in the past. Contrary to conventional wisdom, the idea of addiction derives originally from the excessive habits and pursuits of everyday life—not the ingestion of psychoactive substances. , Cantonese yn) reflected the state of craving. , having a yin [1876] or yearning; Oxford University Press, 1971).

Addiction, b. dependence. c. neuroadaptation. d. tolerance. Addiction With Dependence and Without Dependence If addiction can exist with or without physical dependence, then the concept of addiction must be sufficiently broad to include human predicaments related to either substances or activities. Scientists and clinicians refer to nondrug addiction activities such as gambling or shopping—activities that do not involve the ingestion of psychoactive substances—as "process or behavioral addictions" (Shaffer, 1996, 1997a, 1999).

C. do not include gambling. d. usually involve sex. , a drug or game of chance). " However, addiction is not the product of a substance, game, or technology, though each of these has the capacity to influence human experience. Experience is the currency of addiction. When a particular pattern of behavior reliably and robustly changes emotional ex­ perience, the potential for addiction emerges. In other words, addiction is the description of a 10 SHAFFER AND ALBANESE relationship between organisms and objects within their environment, not simply the result of an object's attributes.

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