Principles of Addiction: Comprehensive Addictive Behaviors and Disorders, Volume 1

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Principles of Addiction provides a solid understanding of the definitional and diagnostic differences between use, abuse, and disorder. It describes in great detail the characteristics of these syndromes and various etiological models.

The book's three main sections examine the nature of addiction, including epidemiology, symptoms, and course; alcohol and drug use among adolescents and college students; and detailed descriptions of a wide variety of addictive behaviors and ...

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Principles of Addiction: Comprehensive Addictive Behaviors and Disorders, Volume 1

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Overview

Principles of Addiction provides a solid understanding of the definitional and diagnostic differences between use, abuse, and disorder. It describes in great detail the characteristics of these syndromes and various etiological models.

The book's three main sections examine the nature of addiction, including epidemiology, symptoms, and course; alcohol and drug use among adolescents and college students; and detailed descriptions of a wide variety of addictive behaviors and disorders, encompassing not only drugs and alcohol, but caffeine, food, gambling, exercise, sex, work, social networking, and many other areas.

This volume is especially important in providing a basic introduction to the field as well as an in-depth review of our current understanding of the nature and process of addictive behaviors.

Principles of Addiction is one of three volumes comprising the 2,500-page series, Comprehensive Addictive Behaviors and Disorders. This series provides the most complete collection of current knowledge on addictive behaviors and disorders to date. In short, it is the definitive reference work on addictions.

  • Each article provides glossary, full references, suggested readings, and a list of web resources
  • Edited and authored by the leaders in the field around the globe - the broadest, most expert coverage available
  • Encompasses types of addiction, as well as personality and environmental influences on addiction
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"This volume provides a basic understanding of the definitional and diagnostic differences among use, abuse, and disorders. It describes in great detail the characteristics, etiology, and commonalities among all of these syndromes. It also describes a variety of addictive behaviors, both behavioral- and substance-based, and their similarities and differences. It is part of an exceptional, comprehensive series that should serve as a reference for all involved in the field."—Doody.com, January 3, 2014 "Ed. by Peter M. Miller. (Comprehensive addictive behaviors and disorders, v.1)"—Reference & Research Book News, December 2013
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Reviewer: Michael Easton, MD (Rush University Medical Center)
Description: One of three volumes of the Comprehensive Addictive Behaviors and Disorders series, this book provides scientific information on the nature and types of addictions.
Purpose: The purpose of this first volume is to provide a basic understanding of the differences among use, abuse, and a disorder. It provides an overview of what is known about the addictive process as well as a review of each of the known addictive behaviors and disorders.
Audience: Written for readers familiar with both clinical and preclinical research in addiction, the audience includes individuals at all educational and clinical levels as well as those involved in public policy related to addictive disorders. It also can serve as a valuable aid to instructors and students.
Features: The first of the book's three sections, on the nature of addiction, provides a basic description of the current knowledge of the addictive process, the history of the study and treatment of addiction, epidemiology, diagnostic criteria, and various characteristics of dependence. The second section considers a variety of issues regarding prevention in adolescents and college students. The last section consists of 27 chapters on different addictions both substance-focused (alcohol, cocaine, stimulants, etc.) and behavioral-focused (gambling, Internet, food, exercise, etc.).
Assessment: This volume provides a basic understanding of the definitional and diagnostic differences among use, abuse, and disorders. It describes in great detail the characteristics, etiology, and commonalities among all of these syndromes. It also describes a variety of addictive behaviors, both behavioral- and substance-based, and their similarities and differences. It is part of an exceptional, comprehensive series that should serve as a reference for all involved in the field.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780123983367
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 3/8/2013
  • Pages: 958
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 2.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter M. Miller, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in the Center for Drug and Alcohol Programs at the Medical University of South Carolina. He is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Addictive Behaviors and an experienced researcher and clinician in the field of alcohol use disorders.

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Table of Contents

The nature of addiction, Alcohol and Drug Prevention, Adolescents and College Students, Types of addiction

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