Adolescent Addiction

Epidemiology, Assessment, and Treatment

Edited by

  • Cecilia Essau, School of Human and Life Sciences, Roehampton University, Whitelands College, London, UK

Adolescent Addiction: Epidemiology, Assessment, and Treatment presents a comprehensive review of information on adolescent addiction, including prevalence and co-morbidity rates, risk factors to addiction, and prevention and treatment strategies. Unlike other books that may focus on one specific addiction, this book covers a wide range of addictions in adolescents, including alcohol, cannabis, tobacco, eating, gambling, internet and video games, and sex addiction. Organized into three sections, the book begins with the classification and assessment of adolescent addiction. Section two has one chapter each on the aforementioned addictions, discussing for each the definition, epidemiology, risk factors, co-morbidity, course and outcome, and prevention and intervention. Section three discusses the assessment and treatment of co-morbid conditions in greater detail as well as the social and political implications of adolescent addictions.

Intended to be of practical use to clinicians treating adolescent addiction, the book contains a wealth of information that will be of use to the researcher as well. Contributors to the book represent the US, Canada, the UK, New Zealand, and Australia.

About the Editor:
Cecilia A. Essau is professor of developmental psychopathology at Roehampton University in London, UK. Specializing in child and adolescent psychopathology, she has been an author or editor of 12 previous books in child psychopathology and is author of over 100 research articles and book chapters in this area.
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Advanced and post-graduate researchers in clinical child and adolescent psychology, developmental psychopathology, abnormal child psychology, and clinical psychology


Book information

  • Published: February 2008
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-373625-3

Table of Contents

Adolescent Addiction: Epidemiology, Assessment, and TreatmentEditor: Cecilia A. EssauRoehampton University, London Table of ContentsPreface Cecilia A. Essau Part 1. General IssuesChapter 1. Foundations of Addictive Problems: Developmental, Social and Neurobiological FactorsMichele Preyde & Gerald Adams Chapter 2. Classification and Assessment of Substance Use Disorders in AdolescentsTy A. Ridenour, Bethany C. Bray, Heather S. Scott, & Linda B. CottlerPart II. Specific Adolescent AddictionChapter 3. Alcohol Use, Abuse and DependenceCecilia A. Essau & Delyse HutchinsonChapter 4. Cannabis Abuse and DependenceWayne Hall, Louisa Degenhardt, & George PattonChapter 5. Tobacco Use and DependenceJudith S. Brook, Kerstin Pahl, & David W. BrookChapter 6. Eating AddictionDavid H. Gleaves & Janet D. CarterChapter 7. Gambling Practices among Youth: Etiology, Prevention and TreatmentRina Gupta & Jeffrey L. DerevenskyChapter 8. Internet and Video-game AddictionMark GriffithsChapter 9. Teen Sexual AddictionSteve SussmanPart III. EpilogueChapter 10. Comorbidity of Addictive Problems: Assessment and Treatment ImplicationsCecilia A. EssauChapter 11. Social and Political ImplicationsPaul McArdle