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The A to Z of Addictions and Addictive BehaviorsThe A to Z of Addictions and Addictive Behaviors
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The A to Z of Addictions and Addictive Behaviors

A comprehensive reference to addictive behaviors—their symptoms, causes, and treatments.


Although substance abuse is a major problem in the United States, other less common addictions, such as sh… (See Below for Full Description)
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A comprehensive reference to addictive behaviors—their symptoms, causes, and treatments.

Although substance abuse is a major problem in the United States, other less common addictions, such as shopping, gambling, plastic surgery, weight loss, and food, can be just as destructive. 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 A to Z of Addictions and Addictive Behaviors is a comprehensive and informative guide to addictive behaviors—their signs, symptoms, and causes, as well as how to 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 volume also includes appendixes listing important organizations, illustrative tables of important statistics, and a detailed bibliography.

Entries include:
  • Abstinence
  • Alcohlism and binge drinking
  • Cosmetic surgery addiction
  • Credit card overspending
  • Drug addiction
  • Drug courts
  • Exercise addiction
  • Food addiction
  • Gambling addiction
  • Health-care issues
  • Internet addiction disorder
  • Mental disorders
  • Rehabilitation
  • Sexual addiction
  • Support groups
  • Treatment facilities
  • Violence.

Additional Info

ISBN-13 978-0-8160-6932-3
ISBN-10 816069328
Bundle Options Individual
Language English
Publisher Infobase Learning
From the Series Library of Health and Living
Author Esther Gwinnell, M.D. and Christine Adamec
Publication Date 10/1/2006
Book's Binding Paperback
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Specifications Index. Appendixes. Bibliography. Cross-references.
Available Formats Print

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