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.