--John S. Wodarski, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 53, Release 46, Article 7
"Sussman and Ames (both, Univ. of Southern California) offer a comprehensive treatment of the etiology of substance abuse and addiction, including historical and current approaches to prevention and treatment....Readers will appreciate the well-written summary tables at the end of most chapters....Recommended..."
--T.D. Delapp, emerita, University of Alaska Anchorage, CHOICE
"...serve as a comprehensive source of information on the prevention and cessation of substance abuse....A particular strength of this book is that it is written in such a way that it can serve as a practical resource guide....Drug Abuse: Concepts, Prevention, and Cessation makes an excellent contribution to the field and will be of value to a variety of health professionals. The book provides current information in an integrative perspective toward drug abuse and its prevention and cessation, and it is a valuable scholarly resource for both researchers and practitioners. For drug dependency counselors, it will be an excellent tool to help them plan therapy sessions with clients. Academics might use it in undergraduate and graduate research courses to illustrate the issues typically faced in different contexts and for diverse populations."
--Tina M. Penhollow, PhD, CHES, Assistant Professor; Melissa A. Jackson, PhD, CHES, Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Exercise Science and Health Promotion, Florida Atlantic University
"This volume, one of many published on addiction and related topics this year, stands out from the rest because of its accessibility, scope of topic coverage, and varied format including illustrations, clip art, and tables. The authors, both psychologists at the University of Southern California, have done a terrific job at presenting an enormous amount of information with brevity, clarity, and finesse... [recommend]...to professional readers who want detailed information on a variety of current issues in addiction treatment presented in an intelligent, literate yet easy to access form."
--David Brizer, MD, Psychopharmacology Associates
"...This book is a new contribution in this area. It provides a comprehensive coverage on etiology, prevention, and cessation of drug abuse. The book is a graduate level textbook...each chapter concludes with a summary which will be helpful for the readers. The book also has photographs which tend to break the monotony of lengthy discussions...On the whole, this book is easy to read and provides ample examples to illustrate various issues..."
--Manoj Sharma, University of Cincinnati, Journal of Alcohol & Drug Education