New PDF release: Addiction and change: how addictions develop and addicted

By Carlo C. DiClemente

ISBN-10: 1572300574

ISBN-13: 9781572300576

The stages-of-change version has develop into well known as a framework for conceptualizing restoration. much less renowned are the approaches that force move during the levels or how the phases observe to turning into addicted. From Carlo C. DiClemente, codeveloper of the transtheoretical version, this ebook deals a wide ranging view of the whole continuum of addictive habit switch. the writer illuminates the typical course that people go back and forth as they identify and make stronger new styles of habit, whether or not they are constructing an dependancy or suffering to unfastened themselves from one, and whatever the particular addictive habit. The ebook addresses the most important questions of why, while, and the way to intrude to reinforce restoration in these already addicted and succeed in out successfully to humans in danger.

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Goal: Serious consideration of change for this behavior. Contemplation The stage wherein the individual examines the current pattern of behavior and the potential for change in a risk—reward analysis. Tasks: Analysis of the pros and cons of the current behavior pattern and of the costs and benefits of change. Decision-making. Goal: A considered evaluation that leads to a decision to change. Preparation The stage in which the individual makes a commitment to take action to change the behavior pattern and develops a plan and strategy for change.

An individual in the Precontemplation stage is satisfied with, or at least unwilling to disrupt, a current behavior pattern. Precontemplators are not considering change in the foreseeable future most often defined as a period of 6 months to a year. This applies whether change means adopting, modifying, or stopping a behavior. Change is seen as irrelevant, unwanted, not needed, or impossible to achieve (DiClemente, 1991; DiClemente & Velasquez, 2002). It matters little if the current behavior pattern involves cigarette smoking, eating a high-fat diet, physical inactivity, using illegal drugs, or abstaining from sexual activity.

1992). Individuals who enter the instability of Contemplation, Preparation, and Action can stay in a single stage, like Contemplation, for a long period of time (Carbonari, DiClemente, & Sewell, 1999). At times they can move backward as well as forward through the early stages. Some move into Preparation and develop a plan, but fail to initiate the plan effectively. Many act but fail to sustain the behavior change and return to an earlier stage in the process of change. 1). 1. A cyclical representation of movement through the stages of change.

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