The Praeger International Collection on Addictions [4 volumes] (Hardback)
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The Praeger International Collection on Addictions [4 volumes] (Hardback)

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Hardback 1609 Pages / Published: 30/04/2009
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Only the very rare among us are completely unscathed by the effects of addiction - our own, that of a family member, friend, or coworker. Even the addictions of strangers - from the drunk driver or drug addict, to gambling, food, spending, or violence-addicted people - may subject us to dangers, threaten our well-being, and drain money from our pockets. Recent national estimates in just the US show that substance abuse and addiction alone cost taxpayers a total of nearly $500 billion a year. In these volumes, experts from around the world present the newest issues, research, and insights into addictions of all kinds. Led by Angela Browne-Miller, Director of the Metaxis Compulsive and Habitual Behaviors Institute in California, this team of contributors includes scholars and practitioners from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Thailand, Africa, and Russia. Topics range from drug addiction among male, female, teen, and aging populations, and among White, Hispanic, Black, Asian, Native American, and other groups, using liquor, cocaine, methamphetamine, khat, and/or other lesser known drugs, to behavioral addictions including online gaming, excessive buying, and eating disorders. Chapters also address issues including addiction as a public health problem and the politics of drug treatment policies. Treatment methods for addictions, from electrotherapy to holistic approaches are addressed, as are spiritual, psychological, and cross-cultural issues involved. The experts behind these chapters include those from the University of California, Berkeley, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and Purdue University, to McGill University, Nottingham Trent University, and the All India Institute of Medical Sciences.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780275996055
Number of pages: 1609
Weight: 3152 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 140 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"In this four-volume set for professionals and lay readers, experts from around the world highlight the latest issues and research into addictions of all kinds. The set emphasizes multicultural and international issues in addiction, and covers common topics, such as alcohol abuse and cocaine addiction, as well as addiction to caffeine, pornography, and shopping, highlighting biological, psychological, social, spiritual, and public health perspectives. Volume I offers a sampling of the depth and breadth of addiction and addiction studies today and in the past." - SciTech Book News
"...a worthy addition to the literature, in part because it's not written by the usual suspects, and clinicians and scholars of various perspectives will undoubtedly find someone new among the diverse crew of authors." - PsycCRITIQUES

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