Addictions

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Psychology Press, 2002 - Psychology - 137 pages
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Addictions is designed for students and professionals who wish to gain an authoritative, research-based knowledge of a variety of addictions. It covers issues such as diagnosis, epidemiology, psychological and biological models and treatments and draws on the research of The National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, Sydney, and on a variety of international surveys.

Addictions is written by experts in the field of drug and alcohol research, and takes into account a variety of theories, including neuroscientific, psychological, behavioural, personality and rational choice. It includes material on:

  • The nature of addiction and who becomes addicted
  • The health consequences of alcohol and other drug dependence
  • Theories and causes of addiction
  • It provides a timely and accessible introduction to this field.
 

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Contents

Who becomes addicted?
13
The health consequences of alcohol and other drug
21
Causes and maintenance
33
Alcohol
49
Nicotine
69
Cannabis
79
Opiates
91
Amphetamines and cocaine
101
References
107
Further reading
125
Subject index
131
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About the author (2002)

Louisa Degenhardt is a Senior Lecturer at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales.

Wayne Hall is NHMRC Australia Fellow, Addiction Neuroethics Unit, University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research, and Queensland Brain Institute, Brisbane, Australia.

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