The Encyclopedia of Addictions and Addictive Behaviors

The Encyclopedia of Addictions and Addictive Behaviors

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Baker & Taylor
Provides more than three hundred alphabetically arranged entries that cover the signs, symptoms, and causes of addictive behaviors, and includes discussions of treatments and therapies.

Book News
Containing some 300 alphabetically arranged entries, this reference covers signs, symptoms, and causes of addictive behaviors and discusses treatments and therapies. It is written at a level accessible to general readers, and it may be useful for counselors and others who need basic information or a starting point for research on a broad range of topics. Entries range from a few paragraphs to several pages and include references and cross-references. Tables containing statistical information on addictions among various populations are found in the appendices, as are lists of state substance abuse agencies and other relevant organizations. Gwinnell is a psychiatrists affiliated with Oregon Health Sciences U.; Adamec is a seasoned writer of medical self-help books. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Blackwell North Amer
The Encyclopedia of Addictions and Addictive Behaviors provides comprehensive coverage of addictive behaviors - their signs, symptoms, and causes - and discusses how to recognize and treat them. More than 300 entries provide an overview of common addictions and the treatments and therapies that can help sufferers cope with and recover from them.
With appendixes listing important organizations, state substance abuse offices, state controlled substances scheduling authorities, and state mental health agencies and illustrative tables of important statistics, in addition to a detailed bibliography, this is a comprehensive source on addictions and addictive behaviors.

Facts on File
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) reports that publicly funded substance abuse treatment programs admitted nearly 1.7 million people in 2003. More than 20 percent of these admissions were for alcohol treatment, and of admissions related to illicit drug use, those involving marijuana and heroin were the most widespread. Clearly, there is a major problem with substance abuse in the United States, but often overlooked is the crisis connected to less common addictions. Shopping, gambling, plastic surgery, weight loss, and food are all objects of addictions experienced by thousands of Americans. From adolescents to senior citizens—millions of Americans are ruled by addictive behaviors that may destroy their lives as well as the lives of their families, friends, and even strangers.

The Encyclopedia of Addictions and Addictive Behaviors is an A-to-Z reference to addictive behaviors—their signs, symptoms, and causes, as well as how to recognize and treat them. More than 300 entries provide a comprehensive overview of individual addictions as well as overlapping issues, such as emotional problems, family dysfunction, and difficulties with employment. This invaluable resource also provides theoretical and practical information on how people who are addicted to various substances or behaviors can, with hard work and assistance from others, often recover and go on to lead normal, productive lives. The value of this informative guide is increased by extensive appendixes providing further resources and up-to-date information.

Topics covered include:
  • Abstinence
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Binge drinking
  • Cosmetic surgery addiction
  • Credit card overspending
  • Drug addiction
  • Drug courts
  • Exercise addiction
  • Food addiction
  • Gambling
  • Internet addiction disorder
  • Rehabilitation
  • Sexual addiction
  • Violence.


With appendixes listing important organizations, state substance abuse offices, state controlled substances scheduling authorities, and state mental health agencies and illustrative tables of important statistics, in addition to a detailed bibliography, this is a comprehensive source on addictions and addictive behaviors.

Publisher: New York : Facts On File, c2006
ISBN: 9780816057078
0816057079
Branch Call Number: REF 362.2903 Gwi
Characteristics: xxi, 344 p. : ill.
Additional Contributors: Adamec, Christine A. 1949-

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