Addictions and risky behaviors : cutting, bingeing, snorting, and other dangers /

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by Rebman, Renée C.,
[ 01. English Non Fiction ] Series: Issues in focus today. Published by : Enslow Publishers, (Berkeley Heights, NJ :) Physical details: 104 p. : col. ill. ; 25 cm. Subject(s): Compulsive behavior. | Risk-taking (Psychology) | Substance abuse. Year : 2006 01. English Non Fiction Item type : 01. English Non Fiction
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Bluefield High School 613.8 REB Available

Includes bibliographical references and index.

The addiction risk -- Drugs: types and dangers -- Alcohol: the drug of choice -- Inhalant abuse: the silent epidemic -- Smoking: not just a bad habit -- Eating disorders: deadly addictive behavior -- Self-mutilation: a cry for help -- The Internet: obsession and isolation -- What can help.

Addictions come in many forms. But they have in common the fact that an addicted person has a heightened need or strong craving for a particular substance or activity. In "Addictions and Risky Behaviors: Cutting, Bingeing, Snorting, and Other Dangers", author Rene C. Rebman discusses alcohol and drug addiction, inhalant abuse, smoking, eating disorders, self-mutilation, and Internet addiction. She looks at the causes and characteristics of all these addictions as well as what can help people struggling with them.