Principles of Addiction

Comprehensive Addictive Behaviors and Disorders, Volume 1


  • Peter Miller, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, USA

Principles of Addiction provides a solid understanding of the definitional and diagnostic differences between use, abuse, and disorder. It describes in great detail the characteristics of these syndromes and various etiological models.

The book's three main sections examine the nature of addiction, including epidemiology, symptoms, and course; alcohol and drug use among adolescents and college students; and detailed descriptions of a wide variety of addictive behaviors and disorders, encompassing not only drugs and alcohol, but caffeine, food, gambling, exercise, sex, work, social networking, and many other areas.

This volume is especially important in providing a basic introduction to the field as well as an in-depth review of our current understanding of the nature and process of addictive behaviors.

Principles of Addiction is one of three volumes comprising the 2,500-page series, Comprehensive Addictive Behaviors and Disorders. This series provides the most complete collection of current knowledge on addictive behaviors and disorders to date. In short, it is the definitive reference work on addictions.

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Researchers and students in psychology, psychiatry, neuroscience and neurology


Book information

  • Published: February 2013
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-398336-7


"Ed. by Peter M. Miller. (Comprehensive addictive behaviors and disorders, v.1)"--Reference & Research Book News, December 2013

Table of Contents

The nature of addiction, Alcohol and Drug Prevention, Adolescents and College Students, Types of addiction