The Praeger International Collection on Addictions, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0275996069
  • ISBN-13: 9780275996062
  • DDC: 616.86
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 2000 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2009 | Published/Released June 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 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 U.S. 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 the 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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Editorial Board.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Series Foreword.
Introduction to Volume 1: The Many Faces of Addiction.
Red Sea Declaration.
1: Perspectives.
2: Addiction as a Public Health Issue.
3: Cross-Cultural Issues in Substance Addiction Research Including Black Americans and Latinos.
4: Race, Ethnicity, and Early U.S. Drug Policy.
5: Gender Inequalities and Inequities among Women with Substance Abuse Problems.
6: Ethical Theory and Addiction.
7: The Religious and Theological Roots of Alcoholics Anonymous.
8: Adolescent Drug Sellers and Distributors.
9: Dimensions.
10: Historical Aspects of Alcohol Use in India: Role of Culture and Gender.
11: Alcohol and Drug Abuse in Malaysia.
12: Alcohol Use and Binge Drinking in Cyprus.
13: Alcohol Use and Abuse in Poland.
14: Alcohol Consumption and Binge Drinking in the United Kingdom.
15: Alcohol Use and Abuse in Germany.
16: From British India to the Taliban: Lessons from the History of the Heroin Market.
17: Aspects.
18: Youth Tobacco Use: The Health Effects, Trends in Smoking Rates, and Reasons Why Kids Use Tobacco.
19: Brewing Trouble: Some Employment Implications of Regular Malt Liquor Beer Consumption.
20: The Roads to H: The Emergence of the American Heroin Complex, 1898–1956.
21: Methadone: The Drug, the Treatment, the Controversy.
22: Prevalence of Use and Manufacture of Methamphetamine in the United States—Is the Sky Falling or Is It Not Really a Problem?.
23: Interaction between Methamphetamine Use and HIV Infection.
Index Volume 1.
About the Editor and Contributors.