"The devastating psychological, physical, and spiritual damage wrought by the misuse of drugs is indisputable. However, there is a recurring debate over the causes of substance abuse that typically divides along two common assumptions: People abuse drugs and alcohol either out of sheer pleasure-seeking drives run amok or to escape or assuage aversive states of comorbid anxiety or depression. Substance Abuse and Emotion goes beyond this dichotomy in its exploration of recent significant field observations, theory construction and rigorous testing, and laboratory research to advance working models for a new research paradigm on substance abuse and comorbidity. Notably, the relationship between drugs and emotion is emerging as paramount in understanding drug abuse etiology, maintenance, and relapse. Part I of this edited volume examines various theoretical perspectives on the interrelationship between substance abuse and emotion, such as craving and positive/negative reinforcement; cognitive theories; relapse; and developmental, sociobiological, and evolutionary perspectives. Part II explores new assessment methodologies, such as "ecological momentary assessment" and the linkage between affect and cognitive deficits among drug users. The book concludes with a research agenda that will expand the volumes new paradigm in understanding and treating substance abuse"--Jacket. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved).
Introduction : the complex interplay between substance abuse and emotion / Jon D. Kassel and Jennifer C. Veilleux Negative reinforcement : possible clinical implications of an integrative model / Danielle E. McCarthy ... [and others] Positive reinforcement theories of drug use / Harriet de Wit and Luan Phan Cognitive theories of drug effects on emotion / Jon D. Kassel ... [and others] Drug craving and affect / Stephen T. Tiffany Developmental perspectives : affect and adolescent substance use / Craig R. Colder .. [and others] Evolutionary substrates of addiction : the neurochemistries of pleasure seeking and social bonding in the mammalian brain / Jaak Panksepp Emotions and relapse in substance use : evidence for a complex interaction between psychological, social, and biological processes / Katie Witkiewitz and Johnny Wu The complexities of modeling mood-drinking relationships : lessons learned from daily process research / Cynthia Mohr ... [and others] Ecological momentary assessment of mood/smoking relationships in adolescent smokers / Robin Mermelstein, Donald Hedeker, and Sally Weinstein Cerebral deficits associated with impaired cognition and regulation of emotion in methamphetamine abuse / Andy C. Dean and Edythe D. London Addiction and emotion : theories, assessment techniques, and treatment implications / David H. Epstein, Jessica Wilner-Reid, and Kenzie L. Preston Afterword : new frontiers in substance abuse and emotion / Jon D. Kassel and Daniel P. Evatt.
Includes bibliographical references and index. Electronic reproduction. Washington, D.C. : American Psychological Association, 2010. Available via World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreement. s2010 dcunns