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Addiction
A biopsychosocial perspective



December 2018 | 288 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Addiction: A biopsychosocial perspective provides students with an evidence-based approach to addiction whilst covering a broad range of topics, critical perspectives and influential theories in addiction. With chapters discussing key theories, psychological, biological and societal aspects of addiction, this is a highly accessible and essential resource for students and researchers that:

  • Offers an evidence-based discussion of addiction
  • Addresses the neuroscience and psychology of addiction
  • Provides a critical account of the science and research in addiction
  • Includes chapter overviews and summaries, learning aims and case studies to help students in their study 
 
Chapter 1: Addiction defined
 
Chapter 2: Psychopharmacology of addictive substances
 
Chapter 3: Biological Theories of addiction
 
Chapter 4: Genetics of addiction
 
Chapter 5: Psychological Theories of addiction
 
Chapter 6: Pharmacotherapy for addiction
 
Chapter 7: Psychological Treatments
 
Chapter 8: Non Substance addictions: Gambling
 
Chapter 9: Society, Policy, Law and Ethics

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