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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780737722161
  • Publisher: Cengage Gale
  • Publication date: 11/28/2004
  • Pages: 189
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Why Consider Opposing Viewpoints? 7
Introduction 10
Chapter 1 Is Addiction a Serious Problem?
Chapter Preface 14
1. The Internet Is Fueling Addictions 16
2. The Threat of Internet Addiction Is Exaggerated 23
3. Nicotine Addiction Harms Society 27
4. The Addictive Properties of Nicotine Are Unproven 32
5. Compulsive Gambling Is a National Concern 40
6. The Dangers of Compulsive Gambling Are Exaggerated 46
Periodical Bibliography 51
Chapter 2 What Factors Contribute to Addiction?
Chapter Preface 54
1. Addiction Is a Brain Disease 56
2. Addiction Is Not a Disease 64
3. Marijuana Is a Gateway to Other Addictive Drugs 70
4. Marijuana Is Not a Gateway to Other Addictive Drugs 74
5. Genetic Factors Contribute to Addiction 77
6. Genetic and Environmental Factors Contribute to Addiction 81
Periodical Bibliography 86
Chapter 3 What Are the Most Effective Treatments for Addiction?
Chapter Preface 89
1. Twelve-Step Programs Are an Effective Treatment for Addiction 91
2. Twelve-Step Programs Are Inadequate to Treat Addiction 95
3. Spirituality Can Help Those Trying to Recover from Addiction 100
4. The Importance of Spirituality in Addiction Recovery Is Exaggerated 108
5. Methadone Maintenance Is an Effective Treatment for Heroin Addiction 118
6. Methadone Maintenance Programs Are Abused by Heroin Addicts 122
7. Some Problem Drinkers Can Drink in Moderation 126
8. Problem Drinkers Cannot Drink in Moderation 130
Periodical Bibliography 134
Chapter 4 How Should the Government Deal with Addiction?
Chapter Preface 137
1. Internet Gambling Should Be Banned 139
2. Internet Gambling Should Not Be Banned 143
3. Drug Laws Decrease Addiction 147
4. Drug Laws Increase Addiction 152
5. Regulating Alcohol Advertising Will Reduce Alcohol Abuse 159
6. Regulating Alcohol Advertising Will Not Reduce Alcohol Abuse 168
Periodical Bibliography 174
For Further Discussion 175
Organizations to Contact 178
Bibliography of Books 184
Index 186
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