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The Encyclopedia of Addictions and Addictive Behaviors, Second Edition
  • Authored by: Esther Gwinnell, M.D. and Christine Adamec
  • From the Series: Library of Health and Living
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  • ISBN-10: 143814153X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-4381-4153-4
  • Status: In Stock
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  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 01/01/2016
  • Dewey Number: 362.29
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 368

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"...user-friendly, trustworthy...recommended for a wide range of readers..."—Booklist

"Recommended."—Choice

The substance abuse problem in the United States is serious and growing, and although alcohol and marijuana are the most often abused substances, the issue of addiction reaches far beyond substance abuse to areas often overshadowed by alcohol and drugs. Shopping, gambling, plastic surgery, weight loss, food, and Internet use are all objects of addiction. 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, Second Edition is an A-to-Z reference to addictive behaviorstheir signs, symptoms, and causes, as well as how to recognize and treat them. More than 100 articles 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—often recover and go on to lead normal, productive lives.

Topics include:

  • Addiction
  • Addictive behaviors
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Binge drinking
  • Cancer and addiction
  • Compulsive shopping
  • Drug addiction
  • Drug courts
  • Exercise addiction
  • Internet addiction disorder
  • Pathological gambling
  • Rehabilitation
  • Sexual addiction
  • Suicide and addiction.

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About the Author(s)

Esther Gwinnell, M.D., is a psychiatrist and an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Oregon Health and Sciences University in Portland, Oregon. She has extensive experience treating both adults and adolescents who are struggling with a broad range of addictions and psychiatric problems, such as depression, anxiety disorder, and bipolar disorder. Gwinnell teaches psychopharmacology and psychotherapy and has lectured on a variety of psychiatric medications for pharmaceutical companies.

Christine Adamec has written more than 25 books on medical and self-help topics. She has worked with physicians to produce medical self-help books on topics such as fibromyalgia and prostate cancer. Her books for Facts On File include The Encyclopedia of Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse; The Encyclopedia of Diabetes, Second Edition; The Encyclopedia of the Digestive System and Digestive Disorders, Second Edition; and The Encyclopedia of Drug Abuse. Adamec is a member of the American Medical Writers Association and the American Society of Journalists and Authors. She lives in Florida.

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