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Shaffer, Howard 1948-

Works: 62 works in 172 publications in 1 language and 5,487 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Handbooks and manuals  Popular works  Educational films  History  Nonfiction films  Short films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: RC564, 616.86
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Howard Shaffer
Futures at stake : youth, gambling, and society( )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 2,230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The widespread legalization of gambling across the U.S. has produced concerns for serious social, economic, and health problems. For the first time in this country, an entire generation of young people has reached adulthood within a context of approval and endorsement of gambling as a source of entertainment and recreation. Compared with their adult counterparts, these young people have evidenced a higher level of gambling related problems. In Futures at Stake, specialists in psychology, medicine, law, public health, economics, casino management, psychiatry, and criminal justice examine this problem from the perspective of their various disciplines, producing an intelligent, thought-provoking, and valuable survey of what is fast becoming a leading social-health problem across the nation. The chapters range from discussions of the pathology and treatment of gambling addictions, the legal ramifications of youth gambling, and the social and economic impacts of this problem to the efforts of the casino industry to limit access and appeal to juveniles, future prospects of youth gambling, and possible ways to control the problem. Overall, Futures at Stake offers a broadly focused discussion of one of legalized gambling's ugliest and most damaging side effects. The book is essential reading for health-care professionals, educators, casino-industry managers, and anyone interested in this growing threat to the nation's youth. Book jacket
The Addictions : multidisciplinary perspectives and treatments( Book )

12 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quitting cocaine : the struggle against impulse by Howard Shaffer( Book )

7 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

APA addiction syndrome handbook by Howard Shaffer( Book )

14 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This two-volume handbook provides a comprehensive review of addiction. Volume 1 has an introduction and three sections focusing on the background and history of addiction, the distal and proximal influences on addiction, and the expressions of addiction; the latter includes chapter discussions about the universal and unique consequences of addiction. Volume 2 also has three major sections. These sections examine the many aspects associated with recovery from addiction, the prevention of addiction, and other essential issues commonly associated with addiction, such as technology, driving under the influence, and homelessness. There is also a Foreword in Volume 1 and an Epilogue in Volume 2 that provide insight and perspective about the addiction syndrome and the place of this handbook within the development of a science of addiction. Editor-in-chief Howard J. Shaffer asked contributors to consider their areas of interest with respect to the addiction syndrome model. In addition, to advance the conceptual framework that guides addiction research and treatment, contributors were asked to provide evidence to support or refute the addiction syndrome model. Dr. Shaffer hopes this approach will stimulate an enthusiastic dialogue that can advance the field by revising and improving the etiological models that provide the guiding wisdom about addiction and its causes and consequences."--Publisher's description
Classic contributions in the addictions( Book )

10 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Compulsive gambling : theory, research, and practice( Book )

8 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Change your gambling, change your life : strategies for managing your gambling and improving your finances, relationships, and health by Howard Shaffer( Book )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A research-based guide to controlling the destructive urge to gambleFrom Howard Shaffer, PhD, a noted expert on gambling addiction, and Harvard Health Publications comes Change Your Gambling, Change your Life, a landmark new book which explains how gambling problems are related to other underlying issues: such as anxiety, mood fluctuation, difficulty with impulse control, and substance abuse problems. Dr. Shaffer offers a series of self-tests to help evaluate the degree of gambling problem and analyze the psychological and social context of the behavior, with specific strategies and approaches for ending the problems with simple tools that anyone can do. Explains why many people have a problem controlling their urge to gamble and how that can be corrected Includes a toolbox of resources for anyone who wants to stop the vicious cycle of gambling Offers advice for avoiding slips and preventing backslides and how to deal with the consequences With candor and expert advice, Change Your Gambling, Change Your Life provides proven techniques for controlling the urge to gamble"--
The Addictive behaviors( Book )

8 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thoroughly examines the natural history and social etiology of addictive behaviors
Understanding opioids : from addiction to recovery( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

APA addiction syndrome handbook by Howard Shaffer( )

19 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The goal of this handbook is to provide thorough coverage of the current state of the field: what we know about religion and spirituality and their roles in human functioning (as well as what we do not know), and how we can apply this knowledge to advance the welfare of people, individually and collectively. In addition, we hope to spur the field forward by encouraging greater coherence and integration in the field. To achieve our first goal of thorough coverage of the psychology of religion and spirituality, we have taken the ambitious approach of creating a two-volume handbook. To achieve our second goal of encouraging greater coherence in the field, we have taken two steps. First, we have developed an integrative paradigm, consisting of several guiding themes for the field. Our integrative paradigm is introduced in the first chapter of Volume 1 and elaborated further in the introduction to Volume 2. Readers are strongly encouraged to read these introductory chapters to provide them with this orienting vision for the field. We also shared the integrative paradigm with the authors of our chapters and asked them to work within this overarching perspective. Second, we have provided a strong organizing framework for these two volumes. Although both volumes integrate research, theory, and practice, the first volume places greater emphasis on research and theory, and the second volume focuses in greater detail on practice"--Introduction. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2014 APA, all rights reserved)
APA addiction syndrome handbook by Howard Shaffer( )

16 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This handbook addresses many of the wide-ranging consequences of addiction. Without a clear understanding of addiction, researchers will find it very difficult to reach consensus regarding addiction prevalence rates, etiology, and the necessary and sufficient causes that stimulate recovery. Also, without a precise understanding of addiction, clinicians will encounter diagnostic and treatment matching difficulties, and satisfactory treatment outcome measures will remain lacking. Without such an understanding, public policymakers will find it difficult to establish regulatory legislation, determine treatment need, establish health care systems, and promulgate new guidelines for health care reimbursement. To begin to remedy this situation, this handbook brings together some of the top minds in the field of addiction studies to discuss and debate the nature of addiction. This first volume focuses on (1) the background and history of addiction; (2) the distal and proximal influences of addiction; and (3) the expressions of addiction"--Book. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
Responsible gambling : primary stakeholder perspectives by Howard Shaffer( Book )

5 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume reflects the perspectives of a diverse group of primary stakeholders interested in responsible gambling activities and programs. It also marks a watershed moment in the activities of the International Group on Responsible Gambling. The Reno Model (Blaszczynski, Ladouceur, & Shaffer, 2004) has provided the seminal architecture for understanding, creating, and implementing responsible gambling activities and programs. This model stimulated considerable interest and growth of responsible gambling activities around the world. This development contributed to the establishment of our international working group on responsible gambling--and the need to bring together a variety of divergent perspectives associated with responsible gambling. Stakeholders often overlook these viewpoints, protect a narrow view of responsible gambling, and avoid the scientific evidence associated with responsible gambling. Consequently, the primary purpose of this book is to discuss and formulate guidelines, elaborate principles, and stimulate discussion related to responsible gambling policies and activities. In addition, this book emphasizes the continuing need to empirically evaluate the efficacy, reach, and influence of responsible gambling activities. The contents of this volume represent the viewpoints of key stakeholders who are vested with the obligation to minimize harm and protect consumers (e.g., regulators, governments, academics, clinicians, individuals, gamblers and the general community). This first of its kind book provides an overall summary of the respective viewpoints, insights, and critical but constructive suggestions relevant to advancing the aims and objectives of responsible gambling"-- Provided by publisher
Overcoming addiction : paths toward recovery by Howard Shaffer( )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The well-established "stages of change" model for addressing problematic health behaviors is widely applied in addiction treatment programs. According to this model, behavior change rarely occurs in a blinding flash. Instead, people are more likely to journey through several phases before attaining their goal
A prospective study of psychiatric comorbidity and recidivism among repeat DUI offenders( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychiatric comorbidity has emerged as a key element distinguishing DUI offenders from others, and, in some cases, distinguishing repeat offenders from first-time offenders. This study utilizes a prospective design to determine whether the comorbid disorders identified among repeat DUI offenders can predict recidivism. Seven hundred forty-three repeat DUI offenders were recruited from a two-week inpatient treatment program at which they received a standardized mental health assessment and followed across five years post-treatment to track DUI offense, motor vehicle-related offenses, and general criminal offenses
Estimating the prevalence of disordered gambling behavior in the United States and Canada : a meta-analysis by Howard Shaffer( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

North American Think Tank on Youth Gambling Issues : final report : a blueprint for responsible public policy in the management of compulsive gambling by Howard Shaffer( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Nature of addiction( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the concepts that have been used to explain addiction from ancient to modern times
APA addiction syndrome handbook, Vol. 2, Recovery, prevention, and other issues( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overcoming addiction : finding an effective path toward recovery( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Substance abuse : causes, consequences, and treatment choices( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A series of videos on substance abuse dealing with concepts that have been used to explain addiction from ancient to modern times
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Quitting cocaine : the struggle against impulse
Quitting cocaine : the struggle against impulseThe Addictive behaviors
Alternative Names
Shaffer, Howard J.

Shaffer, Howard J. 1948-

Shaffer, Howard Jeffrey 1948-

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