A reference guide that answers the questions people have about addiction and addictive behaviors of all kinds, including drugs, alcohol, gambling, sex, Internet usage, and more.
* Comprises 127 A-Z entries on major individuals, concepts, laws, organizations, and events in the history of addiction in the United States
* 17 primary source documents highlight major ideas and developments in the history of addiction in the United States
* Offers suggestions for further reading for readers interested in learning more about the topics examined in the encyclopedia
Number of pages: 398
Weight: 1021 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 30 mm
"Appropriate for libraries where addictions are studied and where there is an emphasis on the use of primary sources." - Booklist
"Aimed at a general audience, this handy yet comprehensive reference by Padwa (independent scholar) and Cunningham (history, Hebrew Union College) is divided into three major sections....In this new work the lucid language makes even legal entries easy to comprehend, thereby assisting those addicts who are looking to help themselves as well as those supporters helping friends or relatives overcome their addiction problems. Overall, this book achieves what it sets out to, serving as a handy, go-to reference work. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-level undergraduates and above; general readers." - Choice
"... recommended for purchase by public and academic libraries." - Catholic Library World
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