The Praeger International Collection on Addictions [4 volumes]

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Only the very rare among us are completely unscathed by the effects of addiction - our own, that of a family member, friend, or coworker. Even the addictions of strangers - from the drunk driver or drug addict, to gambling, food, spending, or violence-addicted people - may subject us to dangers, threaten our well-being, and drain money from our pockets. Recent national estimates in just the US show that substance abuse and addiction alone cost taxpayers a total of nearly $500 billion a year. In these volumes, experts from around the world present the newest issues, research, and insights into addictions of all kinds. Led by Angela Browne-Miller, Director of the Metaxis Compulsive and Habitual Behaviors Institute in California, this team of contributors includes scholars and practitioners from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Thailand, Africa, and Russia. Topics range from drug addiction among male, female, teen, and aging populations, and among White, Hispanic, Black, Asian, Native American, and other groups, using liquor, cocaine, methamphetamine, khat, and/or other lesser known drugs, to behavioral addictions including online gaming, excessive buying, and eating disorders. Chapters also address issues including addiction as a public health problem and the politics of drug treatment policies.

Treatment methods for addictions, from electrotherapy to holistic approaches are addressed, as are spiritual, psychological, and cross-cultural issues involved. The experts behind these chapters include those from the University of California, Berkeley, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and Purdue University, to McGill University, Nottingham Trent University, and the All India Institute of Medical Sciences.

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Editorial Reviews

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"In this four-volume set for professionals and lay readers, experts from around the world highlight the latest issues and research into addictions of all kinds. The set emphasizes multicultural and international issues in addiction, and covers common topics, such as alcohol abuse and cocaine addiction, as well as addiction to caffeine, pornography, and shopping, highlighting biological, psychological, social, spiritual, and public health perspectives. Volume I offers a sampling of the depth and breadth of addiction and addiction studies today and in the past."


SciTech Book News

"…a worthy addition to the literature, in part because it's not written by the usual suspects, and clinicians and scholars of various perspectives will undoubtedly find someone new among the diverse crew of authors."



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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780275996055
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/30/2009
  • Series: Abnormal Psychology Series
  • Pages: 1609
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 5.50 (d)

Meet the Author

ANGELA BROWNE-MILLER is Director of the Metaxis Compulsive and Habitual Behaviors Institute in Corte Madera, California. Also Director of the FSA Domestic Violence and Anger Management Program based in Santa Rosa, she holds two doctorates and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Browne-Miller lectured across 14 years, in three different departments, at the University of California at Berkeley. In other roles, she has served as Fellow for the US Department of Public Health, Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Institute of Mental Health, Research, Education and Treatment Director for the Cokenders Alcohol and Drug Program, Public Relations Director for Californians for Drug-Free Youth, and a Board of Directors member for the Employee Assistance Society of North America.

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Table of Contents

Volume 1



1.Addictions as a Public Health Issue

2.Cross-Cultural Issues in Substance Addictions Research Including Black Americans and Latinos

3.Race, Ethnicity and Early United States Drug Policy

4.Gender Inequalities and Inequities in Women with Substance Abuse Problems

5.Ethical Theory and Addiction

6.The Religious and Theological Roots of Alcoholics Anonymous

7.Adolescent Drug Sellers and Distributor

8.Historical Aspects of Alcohol Use in India: Role of Culture and Gender

9. Alcohol and Drug Abuse in Malaysia

10. Alcohol Use and Binge Drinking in Cyprus

11. Alcohol Use and Abuse in Poland

12. Alcohol Consumption and Binge Drinking in the UK

13. Alcohol Use and Abuse in Germany

14. From British India To The Taliban: Lessons From The History Of The Heroin Market

15. Youth Tobacco Use: The Health Effect, Trends In Smoking Rates, And Reasons Why Kids Use Tobacco

16. Brewing Trouble: Some Employment Implications Of Regular Malt Liquor Beer Consumption

17. The Roads to H: The Emergence of the American Heroin Complex, 1898-1956

18.Methadone: The Drug, the Treatment, the Controversy

19. Prevalence of Use And Manufacture Of Methamphetamine In The United States Is The Sky Falling Or Is It Not Really A Problem?

20. Interaction between Methamphetamine Use And HIV Infection

Volume 2



1.Addiction and Health Promotion

2.Becoming a Problematic Consumer of Narcotics

3.Adaptation and Addiction

4. Co-Occurring Trauma and Substance Use Disorders with Criminal Offenders

5. The Role of Allergies in Addictions and Mental Illness

6. Alcohol Abuse: Impact on VitalBrain Functions and Societal Implications

7. Addiction and Cognitive Control

8. Neurobiological Mechanisms and Cognitive Components of Addiction

9. Neural Basis for Methamphetamine Addiction Rethinking the Definition of Dependence

10. Schizophrenia and Substance Misuse

11. Endocannabinoid Hypothesis of Drug Addiction

12. Regulation of -Opioid Receptor Desensitization in Sensory Neurons

13. Fetal, Neonatal And Early Childhood Effects Of Prenatal Methamphetamine Exposure

14.Caffeine: Pharmacology and Effects of the World's Most Popular Drug

15. Marijuana Withdrawal: A Survey of Symptoms

16. Marijuana Interaction with Methamphetamine Addiction

17.What Is Methamphetamine and How and Why Is It Used?

18. The Short- and Long-Term Medical Effects of Methamphetamine on Children and Adults

19. Vapors May Be Dangerous if Inhaled: An Overview of Inhalants and Their Abuse

20. The Effects and Abuse Potential of GHB: A Pervasive "Club Drug"

21. HIV And Addiction From An African Perspective: Making The Link

22. Drug Abuse-Related Hiv/Aids Epidemic in India: Situation and Responses

Volume 3



1.The Social Construction of Drug Policy and Its Impact on Substance Abuse Treatment Philosophies in the United States

2.The Philosophy of Denial in Alcohol Studies: Implications for Research

3. The Spirituality of Recovery and the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous

4. Addictions and free will: a structured exploration of the boundaries of personal and societal responsibility

5. Analysis of Intervention, Treatment, Policy, and Law That Contradict Ethical Criteria

6. Family Issues in the Field of Addiction Treatment

7.Codependence from a Family Systems Perspective

8.Best Practices for Dual Diagnosis Treatment and Program Development Co-occurring Mental Illness and Substance Disorders in Various Combinations

9.Religiosity as protective against addictions in adolescents.

10. Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation in the Treatment of Addictions

11. An Analysis of Service Providers Treatment Model Choices For Cocaine-Using Clients: A Case Study

12. Translating Efficacy to Effectiveness in Opioid Dependence Treatment

13. Shamanistic Harm Reduction Practices

14. Therapeutic Approaches, Beliefs, and Perceptions of Providers when Treating Alcohol or Drug Using Clients:Selecting Best Practices

15. Brief Telephone-Based Interventions for Clients with Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Problems

16. Screening and Brief Intervention for Alcoholics

17. Service Profiles: Provider Choices for Treatment of Alcohol-and Cocaine-Using Clients

18. An Innovative Approach to Prison Based Substance Use Treatment:The Implementation of Inmate Peer Mentor Programs

19. Advances in Corrections Based Treatment:Building the Addiction Treatment Workforce

20.Sacred Medicines for Harm Reduction and Substance Abuse

21. Entheogen-Enhanced Transpersonal Psychotherapy of Addictions:Focus on Clinical Applications of Ketamine for Treating Alcoholism

Volume 4



1. Work Addiction: Causes, Consequences and Choices

2. Addiction to Television: With Commentary on Dependence on Videogames and the Internet

3. Excessive Buying as a Genuine Addictive Behavior

4. Compulsive Buying Disorder

5. The Association with Criminality of Habit and Impulse-Control Disorders

6. IPV Addiction: Habitual Attraction, Abuse, and Violence in Intimate Partner Relationships

7. Craving Pizza? This Is Your Brain On Drugs: Eating Disorders as Addiction

8. Eating Disorders and Disturbances: The Continuum of Eating Disturbances

9. Addiction to Pornography and its Psychological and Behavioral Implications

10. Assessment and Treatment of Internet Addiction

11. Gambling Addictions

12. Youth Gambling Problems: An International Perspective

13. Macau: Chinas Entry into The World Of Gambling

14. Native American Gambling: Economic Development Or Dependence

15. The Current Climate Of Gambling In The United States

16. Online Gaming Addiction: Symptoms, Risk Factors, and Treatment

17. Youth Gambling Prevention and Resilience Education: A Harm Reduction Approach

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