"A classic piece. Excellent and comprehensive."--Bradley J. Cardinal, Ph.D., Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
"This book provides a unique and comprehensive approach to relapse prevention. It sets forth Marlatt's framework in a clear and productive way, and provides a thorough integration of basic and applied research and important clinical issues. Marlatt emphasizes the psychological commonalities in relapse among different addictive disorders, and shows how the model applies to problem drinking, smoking, substance abuse, eating disorders, and compulsive gambling. As such, the book makes a major contribution to research and clinical practice in these areas."--Rudolph H. Moos
"This is an important book for all who treat the addictions....Will stand as a landmark in the history of therapeutic ideas that work."--Peter E. Nathan
About the Author
G. Alan Marlatt, PhD, is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Addictive Behaviors Research Center at the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, where he has been on the faculty since 1972. Dr. Marlatt's major focus in both research and clinical work is the field of addictive behaviors. Widely published, he is the coeditor of Assessment of Addictive Behaviors (with Dennis M. Donovan) and Relapse Prevention (with Judith R. Gordon), and the coauthor of Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (with Linda Dimeff, John S. Baer, and Daniel R. Kivalan). In 1996, Dr. Marlatt was appointed as a member of the National Advisory Council on Drug Abuse for the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIH). His research is supported by a Senior Scientist Award and a MERIT Award from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. In 1990, he received the Jellinek Memorial Award for outstanding contributions to knowledge in the field of alcohol studies.