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Behavior Analysis and Substance Dependence
Theory, Research and Intervention
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This book presents the main theoretical and practical tools provided by behavior analysis to diagnose and treat substance use disorders. Based on the theoretical framework of radical behaviorism, first developed by B.F. Skinner, behavior analysis offers a distinctive biopsychosocial approach to substance use disorders by considering both the biogenetic and environmental influences on behaviors associated with substance use, enabling the development of more integrative and effective diagnostic, prevention, and treatment strategies at the individual and collective level.

The volume is divided in three parts. Part one presents an introduction to core concepts in behavior analysis and related disciplines, such as behavioral pharmacology, and their specific applications in substance use disorders diagnostics and treatment. Part two shows how different types of behavioral-analytical clinical and social interventions can be applied in practice to treat substance use disorders, such as:

Contingency Management
Exposure Therapy
Functional Analytical Psychotherapy (FAP)
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Therapy by Contingencies of Reinforcement (TCR)
Motivational Interviewing

Finally, part three covers special topics, such as the interfaces between neurosciences and behavior analysis on drug use and dependence, effects of substance use in romantic relationships and their relationship with violence against women.

Behavior Analysis and Substance Dependence will be a valuable tool for clinical and health psychologists, as well as other health professionals and social workers dealing with substance use disorders, by presenting, in one single volume, an overview of the tools offered by behavior analysis to deal with this serious health issue.


1. Drug Abuse: Classifications, Effects and Risks2. Behavioral Analysis of Substance Use and Dependence: Theoretical-Conceptual Aspects and Possibilities for Intervention

3. Criteria for Substance Use Disorders Diagnosis (SUD): An Analytical-Behavioral Perspective

4. Basic Concepts of Behavioral Pharmacology

5. Functional Analysis of Substance Use and Dependence

6. Establishing and Abolishing Contingencies of Crack Use: User Descriptions of a CAPS ad

7.Contingency Management for the Treatment of Substance Use Disorders

8. Cue Exposure Therapy For Substance Use: A Complement To Functional Analysis

9. Functional Analytical Psychotherapy (FAP) as an Adjunct Treatment to Substance Dependence Cases

10. Dialetical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) For Substance Use Associated With Borderline Personality Disorder

11. Contributions of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) with an emphasis on Values and Commited Actions in the treatment of substance dependence

12. Therapy by Contingencies of Reinforcement (TCR) and Substance Dependence: A Clinical Case Presentation

13. Motivational Interviewing Under a Behavior Analysis Perspective

14. Interfaces Between Neurosciences and Behavior Analysis on the use of Psychoactive Substances

15. Behavioral Functions of Drug Use in Marital Narratives: From Progression to Treatment of Substance Dependence

16. Drugs Use in Romantic Relationship and Violence Against Women

17. Challenges of Clinical Behavior Analysis In Legal Substance Use: Alcohol And Tobacco


ISBN-13: 9783030759636
Publisher: Springer (Springer Nature Switzerland AG)
Publication date: September, 2022
Pages: 279
Weight: 468g
Availability: Available
Subcategories: Addictions and Therapy, Psychology, Public Health


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