Addiction : a reference encyclopedia
- Padwa, Howard.
- Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2010.
- Physical description
- xiii, 398 p. ; 27 cm.
- Cunningham, Jacob.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Documents 1-3: discovering the dangers of addiction
- Documents 4-6: the spread of addiction and the call to action in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries
- Document 7: proving Coca-cola is harmless
- Document 8: smuggling drugs after the Smoking Opium Exclusion Act
- Documents 9-10: the Federal Government Acts against alcohol and narcotics
- Documents 11-12: calls for addiction to be treated as a disease
- Documents 13-15: the American government reports on, and attempts to act against, the health hazards of tobacco
- Document 16: the government tackles steroids
- Documents 17-18: beyond substance : beginning to recognize behavioral addictions
- Further reading.
- Publisher's Summary
- Addiction: A Reference Encyclopedia offers straight talk and clear answers on a topic often sensationalized in the media and politicized during campaigns. Drawing from a wide variety of sources, it provides readers with a concise yet thorough review of what we know about all kinds of addictive behavior. Addiction surveys both the science of addiction and its history in the United States with two main sections: a narrative of the history of addiction as a scientific and public policy issue in the United States followed by a series of alphabetically organized entries focused on organizations, individuals, and events that have impacted our thinking about addiction. Much of the work focuses on substance abuse-alcohol, tobacco, opiates, cocaine-but the book also examines behaviors that have only recently been recognized as potentially addictive, including gambling, sexual activity, Internet usage, and more.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publication date
- Howard Padwa and Jacob Cunningham.