• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

American Journal of Nursing, 2001 Book of the Year Award in Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing Building upon generic concepts and skills of caring and helping, this book provides a foundation for addiction practice by health and social services professionals. Chapters emphasize the knowledge considered essential in every area, and each chapter identifies the skills required and suggests topics for further study.

Other Addictions
Other addictions
  • Understand that nonchemical addictions resemble substance-related disorders in etiology, expression, and treatment.
  • Identify the dimensions and dynamics of pathological gambling.
  • Acknowledge the addictive aspects of compulsive shopping.
  • Recognize a continuum of sexual addictions.
  • Compare and contrast addictive love with healthy love.
  • Understand the severity of eating disorders.
  • Appreciate the problems associated with other addictive behaviors.
  • Other Addictions
  • Pathological Gambling
    • Gambling
    • Incidence, Prevalence, and Trends
    • The National Gambling Impact Study Commission
    • Populations at Risk
    • Pathological Gambling
  • Compulsive Shopping
    • The Problem
    • Addictive Aspects
    • Gender Differences
  • Sexual Addictions
    • Sex
    • Sexual Addiction
    • Cycles
    • The SAFE Formula
    • Levels of Sexual Addiction
    • Consequences
    • Treatment
  • Addictive Love
    • Healthy Love
    • Addictive Love
  • Eating Disorders
    • Compulsive Overeating
    • Binge-Eating Disorder
    • Bulimia Nervosa
    • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Other Addictive Behaviors
    • “The Plastic”
    • The Internet
  • Summary
  • Related Skills Checklist
  • Special Topics for Further Study
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