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TitleAdolescent addiction [electronic resource] : epidemiology, assessment and treatment / edited by Cecilia A. Essau
Imprint Amsterdam ; Boston ; London : Academic, 2008
Edition 1st ed
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Descript xii, 332 p. : ill. ; 24 cm


Adolescent Addiction: Epidemiology, Assessment, and Treatment presents a comprehensive review of information on adolescent addiction, including prevalence and co-morbidity rates, risk factors to addiction, and prevention and treatment strategies. Unlike other books that may focus on one specific addiction, this book covers a wide range of addictions in adolescents, including alcohol, cannabis, tobacco, eating, gambling, internet and video games, and sex addiction. Intended to be of practical use to clinicians treating adolescent addiction, the book contains a wealth of information that will be of use to the researcher as well. A global perspective is offer from international contributors, representing the US, Canada, the UK, New Zealand, and Australia. * Comprehensive with the state-of-the-art information on important and the most common adolescent addiction * Easy to understand and organized chapters * Written by international experts


Adolescent Addiction: Epidemiology, Assessment, and Treatment -- Editor:Cecilia A. Essau -- Roehampton University, London -- -- Table of Contents -- PrefaceCecilia A. Essau -- Part 1.General Issues -- Chapter 1.Foundations of Addictive Problems: Developmental, Social and Neurobiological Factors -- Michele Preyde & Gerald Adams -- Chapter 2.Classification and Assessment of Substance Use Disorders in Adolescents -- Ty A. Ridenour, Bethany C. Bray, Heather S. Scott, & Linda B. Cottler -- Part II.Specific Adolescent Addiction -- Chapter 3.Alcohol Use, Abuse and Dependence -- Cecilia A. Essau & Delyse Hutchinson -- Chapter 4.Cannabis Abuse and Dependence -- Wayne Hall, Louisa Degenhardt, & George Patton -- Chapter 5.Tobacco Use and Dependence -- Judith S. Brook, Kerstin Pahl, & David W. Brook -- Chapter 6.Eating Addiction -- David H. Gleaves & Janet D. Carter -- Chapter 7.Gambling Practices among Youth: Etiology, Prevention and Treatment -- Rina Gupta & Jeffrey L. Derevensky -- Chapter 8.Internet and Video-game Addiction -- Mark Griffiths -- Chapter 9.Teen Sexual Addiction -- Steve Sussman -- Part III.Epilogue -- Chapter 10.Comorbidity of Addictive Problems: Assessment and Treatment Implications -- Cecilia A. Essau -- Chapter 11.Social and Political Implications -- Paul McArdle

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