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Author Teesson, Maree, author

Title Addictions / Maree Teesson, Louisa Degenhardt & Wayne Hall
Published Hove : Psychology, 2002


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  616.86 Tee/Add  AVAILABLE
Description ix, 137 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Series Clinical psychology : a modular course
Clinical psychology, a modular course.
Contents 1. The nature of addiction -- 2. Who becomes addicted? -- 3. The health consequences of alcohol and other drug dependence -- 4. Theories of addiction: causes and maintenance of addiction -- 5. Alcohol -- 6. Nicotine -- 7. Cannabis -- 8. Opiates -- 9. Psychostimulants: amphetamines and cocaine -- 10. Addiction: the highs and lows
Summary This book 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; and theories and causes of addiction It provides a timely and accessible introduction to this field
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Subject Substance abuse.
Substance abuse -- Treatment.
Substance abuse -- Psychological aspects.
Substance-Related Disorders -- therapy.
Substance-Related Disorders -- physiopathology.
Substance-Related Disorders -- complications.
Author Hall, Wayne, 1951- author
Degenhardt, Louisa, author
University of New South Wales.
National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre
LC no. 2005274957
ISBN 1841693138
1841693146 paperback