1st Edition

The Violence and Addiction Equation
Theoretical and Clinical Issues in Substance Abuse and Relationship Violence




ISBN 9780876309599
Published February 1, 2002 by Routledge
388 Pages

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Book Description

The Violence and Addiction Equation is an empirically based book that bridges the relationship between violence and substance addiction with a focus on the overlap of issues. It is a groundbreaking collection of contributions by prominent clinicians in the field, and the timely chapter's include clinical commentary that identifies and elaborates on points of transfer from theory to clinical practice.

Table of Contents

Contributors
Preface


Chapter 1. Christine Wekerle and Anne-Marie Wall
Introduction: The Overlap between Relationship Violence and Substance Abuse

I. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORKS

Chapter 2. Robert O. Pihl and Peter N.S. Hoaken
Biological Bases of Addiction and Aggression in Close Relationships
Chapter 3. Patricia McKinsey Crittenden and Angelika Hartl Claussen
Developmental Psychopathology Perspectives on Substance Abuse and Relationship Violence
Chapter 4. Gordon L. Flett and Paul L. Hewitt
Personality Factors and Substance Abuse in Relationship Violence and Child Abuse: A Review and Theoretical Analysis
Chapter 5. Sherry H. Stewart and Anne L. Israeli
Substance Abuse and Co-Occurring Psychiatric Disorders in Victims of Intimate Violence
Chapter 6. Anne-Marie Wall and Sherry McKee
Cognitive Social Learning Models of Substance Use and Intimate Relationships

II. RELATIONSHIP VIOLENCE AND ADDICTION ACROSS THE LIFESPAN

Chapter 7. Debra J. Pepler, Wendy M. Craig, Jennifer Connolly, and Kathryn Henderson
Bullying, Sexual Harassment, Dating Violence and Substance Use among Adolescents
Chapter 8. Mark D. Wood and Kenneth J. Sher
Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence among College Students: Examining the Role of Alcohol and Other Drugs
Chapter 9. Kenneth E. Leonard
Alcohol and Substance Abuse in Marital Violence and Child Maltreatment
Chapter 10. Mandra L. Rasmussen Hall and Victoria M. Follette
Substance Abuse and Interpersonal Violence in Older Adults
III. CLINICAL ISSUES IN INTERVENTION FOR INTIMATE VIOLENCE AND ADDICTION PROBLEMS

Chapter 11. John Schafer and Raul Caetano
Violence and Alcohol: Cultural Issues and Barriers to Treatment
Chapter 12. William R. Downs and Brenda A. Miller
Treating Dual Problems of Partner Violence and Substance Abuse
Chapter 13. Caroline Easton and Rajita Sinha
Treating the Addicted Male Batterer: Promising Directions for Dual-Focused Programming
Chapter 14. Timothy J. O'Farrell and Christopher M. Murphy
Behavioral Couples Therapy for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse: Encountering the Problem of Domestic Violence
Chapter 15. Anna-Lee Pittman and David A. Wolfe
Bridging the Gap: Prevention of Adolescent Risk Behaviors and Development of Healthy Nonviolent Dating Relationships
Chapter 16. Christine Wekerle and Anne-Marie Wall
Conclusion: Clinical and Research Issues in Relationship Violence and Substance Abuse

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Editor(s)

Biography

Christine Wekerle, PhD, is Scientific Leader of the Aggression Initiative in the Child Psychiatry Program at the Center for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto, Ontario. She is also and Associate of the LaMarsh Centre for Research on Violence and Conflict Resolution at York University. She has published in the areas of violence and its prevention, including child maltreatment and adolescent dating violence, and had most recently conducted collaborative research projects on the overlap between substance use and abuse and relationship violence.
Anne-Marie Wall, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology, Clinical Program, at York University in Toronto, Ontario. At York, she is also an Associate of the LaMarsh Centre for Research on Violence and Conflict Resolution. Dr. Wall had published in the area of addiction, with a focus on environmental and cognitive determinants of alcohol use and abuse. Her current collaborative research endeavors span the areas of substance use/abuse and risk-taking behaviors, as well as cognitive mechanisms involved in the mediation of intimate violence among adolescents and adults.

Reviews

"...Wekerle and Wall...present 16 contributions, penned mostly by psychologists and psychiatrists, that attempt to grapple with the overlapping issues between relationship violence and addictions." -- Book News, Inc., Portland, Oregon
"[This book] address the addiction-violence overlap by assembling state-of-the-art theory and research in these areas to document the connection and the problem while also exploring prevention and treatment. This book represents a primary effort to pull together separate fields and offer essential assistance to researchers and practitioners working to alleviate the combined impact of addiction and violence." -- Family Therapy: The Journal of the California Graduate School of Family Psychology
"This well-written, scholarly book by Wekerle and Wall provides an excellent overview of current information on the overlap between violence and substance abuse. It represents a major contribution to the field of violence and mental health research, and will be a highly valuable resource for investigators, educators, clinicians, policy makers and students. This volume includes comprehensive reviews that combine theory and research findings in examining the links among child maltreatment, partner violence and substance abuse. It is comprehensive, highly readable and brings clarity to the often complex issues surrounding the relationship between violence and addictions. In addition to enhancing our understanding of what is known currently about the violence/substance abuse connections, this much-needed work identifies areas of controversy, gaps in the field, and directions for future research." -- Harriet MacMillan, M.D.
"This book is a well-organized and well-edited collection of papers on the complex problem of addiction and violence. The editors of provide useful opening and concluding chapters that admirably introduce the book and summarize and focus its conclusions. All chapters are exceptionally well supported by their bibliographic thoroughness. The Violence and Addiction Equation will be particularly important to policy makers, health care leaders, and administrators in planning and staffing programs." -- Joe Tupin, M.D., Psychiatric Services, December 2002, Vol.53, No. 12
"The Violence and Addiction Equation addresses the addiction-violence overlap by assembing state-of-the-art theory and research in these areas to document the connection and the problem while also exploring prevention and treatment...This book represents a primary effort to pull together separate fields and offer essential assistance to researchers and practitioners working to alleviate the combined impact of addiction and violence." -- Adolescence