"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
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
"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 resourcesEdited and authored by the
leaders in the field around the globe - the broadest, most expert
coverage availableEncompasses types of addiction, as well as
personality and environmental influences on addiction
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