Substance Abuse and Addiction: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice

Substance Abuse and Addiction: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice

Indexed In: PsycINFO®
Release Date: January, 2019|Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 459
ISBN13: 9781522576662|ISBN10: 1522576665|EISBN13: 9781522576679|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-7666-2


Addiction is a powerful and destructive condition impacting large portions of the population around the world. Addiction takes many forms and has the potential to impact individuals of all ages, socio-economic statuses, and ethnic backgrounds.

Substance Abuse and Addiction: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice is an authoritative resource that comprehensively examines the prevalence, assessment, causes, and impacts of substance abuse and addiction from cultural, legal, psychosocial, theoretical, and medical viewpoints. Highlighting a range of pertinent topics such as technological addictions, drug treatment, and addictive behaviors, this publication is an ideal reference source for psychologists, researchers, mental health professionals, clinicians, academicians, and graduate-level students seeking current research on the prevention, assessment, and rehabilitation of substance abuse and addiction.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Addictive Behaviors
  • Alcoholism
  • Depression
  • Drug Abuse
  • Drug Treatment
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Heroin Addiction
  • Media Addiction
  • Parental Substance Abuse
  • Psychosocial Intervention
  • Risk Factors
  • Technology Addictions

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Information Resources Management Association (IRMA) is a research-based professional organization dedicated to advancing the concepts and practices of information resources management in modern organizations. IRMA's primary purpose is to promote the understanding, development and practice of managing information resources as key enterprise assets among IRM/IT professionals. IRMA brings together researchers, practitioners, academicians, and policy makers in information technology management from over 50 countries.