This book is reasonably well referenced. The chapters flow in a manner that makes adaptation of the transtheoretical model to changing addictive behavior easy to follow. Moreover, this is an extremely readable reference. The most influential consideration regarding this work is the description of the transtheoretical model of behavior change. The concepts of precontemplation and contemplation are extremely useful additions to the common discussion of temptation and habit formation. Most clinicians realize that unconscious stimuli can result in resumption of old behaviors, but few have articulated this as well as DiClemente. In fact, the integration of the transtheoretical model into the treatment of addiction is what separates this excellent book from the rest of the writings on drug abuse. The author contributes to the literature on habit formation, treatment, and resolution. This is a good book and I highly recommend it.