The first edition of Addictions established itself as a valuable resource for students and professionals alike. This authoritative new edition builds on the success of the previous book, incorporating advances in research and practice over the last ten years.
The book includes material on:
- the nature of addiction and who becomes addicted
- health consequences of alcohol and other drug dependence
- theories and causes of addiction.
The authors, experts in the field, also include new material on the controversy surrounding the possible positive effects of alcohol and cannabis use, the increased risk of interpersonal violence, and new research on theories of addiction.
Addictions will be essential reading for students, professionals and researchers seeking state of the art information about this rapidly growing field.
The Nature of Addiction. Who Becomes Addicted? The Health Consequences of Alcohol and Other Drug Use and Dependence. Theories of Addiction: Causes and Maintenance of Addiction. Alcohol. Nicotine. Cannabis. Opioids. Psychostimulants: Cocaine, Amphetamines and Ecstasy. Addiction: Looking Ahead.
"Teesson and colleagues have succeeded in producing a very clear, readable, and up-to-date critical overview of the addictions literature. With a focus on current directions, latest empirical findings, and future research needs, the authors provide an insightful, practical, and comprehensive presentation of the world of addictions." - Claire Hart, School of Psychology, University of Southampton, UK