Determinants of Substance Abuse

Biological , Psychological, and Environmental Factors

  • Mark Galizio
  • Stephen A. Maisto

Part of the Perspectives on Individual Differences book series (PIDF)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Stephen A. Maisto, Mark Galizio, Kate B. Carey
      Pages 3-9
  3. Biological Factors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. John C. Crabbe, John D. McSwigan, J. K. Belknap
      Pages 13-64
    3. Michael T. Bardo, Marcus E. Risner
      Pages 65-99
    4. Riley E. Hinson
      Pages 101-124
  4. Psychosocial Factors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. Vincent J. Adesso
      Pages 179-208
    3. W. Miles Cox
      Pages 209-246
    4. Dennis McCarty
      Pages 247-281
    5. Gerard J. Connors, Arthur R. Tarbox
      Pages 283-314
  5. Determinants of Recovery from Substance Abuse Problems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 315-315
    2. Glenn R. Caddy, Trudy Block
      Pages 317-362
    3. Jalie A. Tucker, Rudy E. Vuchinich, Carole V. Harris
      Pages 383-421
  6. Summary

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 423-423
    2. Mark Galizio, Stephen A. Maisto
      Pages 425-429
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 431-443

About this book


With the recent increase in the scope of drug and alcohol problems has come an awareness of the need for solutions. In this context, federal support for research on drug problems increased tremendously during the last 10 to 15 years with the establishment of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). Funding from these and other sources has led to a substantial increase in the quantity and quality ofpublished work related to substance abuse. As data accumulate, it is becoming more apparent that substance abuse problems are extremely complex and are influenced by a variety ofbiological psychological, and environmental variables. Un­ fortunately it has proved difficult to go beyond this conclusion to a de­ scription of how these multiple factors work tagether to influence the development of, and recovery from, drug and alcohol dependence. The purpose of this book is to try to meet that objective by including, in one volume, Iiterature reviews and theoretical analyses from a wide variety of drug researchers. We chose the authors in an attempt to assure that each of the various Ievels of analysis appropriate to the substance abuse problems would be included. In each case, the author was asked to consider how the variables in is or her particular domain might con­ tribute to the appearance of individual differences in both alcohol and drug problems.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Mark Galizio
    • 1
  • Stephen A. Maisto
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of North CarolinaWilmingtonUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyVanderbilt UniversityNashvilleUSA

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