Special Issue "Substance and Behavioral Addictions: Co-Occurrence and Specificity"

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A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 October 2011)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Steven Y. Sussman
Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California, Soto Street Building, Room 302, 2001 N. Soto Street, Los Angeles, CA 90032-3628, USA
E-Mail: ssussma@usc.edu

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Researchers and practitioners have discussed the existence of substance and behavioral addictions. In general, they have agreed that individuals may fall victim to maladaptive, repetitive patterns of behavior involving recreational drugs (e.g., tobacco, alcohol, illicit drugs), or other behaviors (e.g., gambling, the internet, binge eating, shopping, workaholism, exercise addiction, love, or sex), that reflect attempts at appetitive physiological outcomes but result eventually in negative outcomes. Research over the last two decades suggests that a wide range of substance and behavioral addictions may serve similar functions. Overall, 12-month prevalence of an addiction among adults in the U.S. based on 11 addictions listed above recently has been estimated to be 46% based on an exhaustive review of the literature. As such, it may be useful to think of the addictions in terms of problems of lifestyle as well as of person. Yet, “co-occurrence” of addictions has been reported among only a minority of sufferers, and is estimated to be approximately 23%. “Addiction specificity” pertains to a phenomenon in which one pattern of addictive behaviors may be acquired whereas another is not. Differential patterns of addiction may be a function of such variables as accessibility, intrinsic appetitive effects, differential socialization, and outcome expectations. The present Special Issue examines addiction co-occurrence and addiction specificity across several addictive behaviors. The goal of the Issue is to shed light on what the mediation might be of addiction co-occurrence and specificity.

Prof. Dr. Steven Y. Sussman
Guest Editor

A booklet of this SI can be found here:
http://www.mdpi.com/files/si/drug_addiction/drug_addiction_SI_v16_prefaceinToC-final.pdf

Keywords

  • addiction co-occurrence
  • addiction specificity
  • substance addiction
  • behavioral addiction

Published Papers (11 papers)

by , , , , , , ,  and
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2012, 9(3), 660-673; doi:10.3390/ijerph9030660
Received: 29 December 2011; in revised form: 25 January 2012 / Accepted: 17 February 2012 / Published: 23 February 2012
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by , , ,  and
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2012, 9(1), 1-23; doi:10.3390/ijerph9010001
Received: 28 September 2011; in revised form: 11 December 2011 / Accepted: 19 December 2011 / Published: 23 December 2011
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by ,  and
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2011, 8(12), 4488-4501; doi:10.3390/ijerph8124488
Received: 24 October 2011; in revised form: 25 November 2011 / Accepted: 28 November 2011 / Published: 2 December 2011
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by , ,  and
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2011, 8(12), 4406-4424; doi:10.3390/ijerph8124406
Received: 28 September 2011; in revised form: 22 November 2011 / Accepted: 22 November 2011 / Published: 29 November 2011
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by , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,  and
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2011, 8(12), 4425-4459; doi:10.3390/ijerph8124425
Received: 26 October 2011; in revised form: 23 November 2011 / Accepted: 23 November 2011 / Published: 29 November 2011
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by ,  and
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2011, 8(10), 4069-4081; doi:10.3390/ijerph8104069
Received: 6 September 2011; in revised form: 8 October 2011 / Accepted: 17 October 2011 / Published: 21 October 2011
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by  and
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2011, 8(10), 4025-4038; doi:10.3390/ijerph8104025
Received: 21 September 2011; Accepted: 17 October 2011 / Published: 20 October 2011
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by ,  and
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2011, 8(10), 3999-4012; doi:10.3390/ijerph8103999
Received: 24 August 2011; in revised form: 6 October 2011 / Accepted: 12 October 2011 / Published: 19 October 2011
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by ,  and
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2011, 8(10), 3979-3998; doi:10.3390/ijerph8103979
Received: 19 August 2011; in revised form: 13 October 2011 / Accepted: 13 October 2011 / Published: 18 October 2011
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by  and
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2011, 8(9), 3528-3552; doi:10.3390/ijerph8093528
Received: 9 March 2011; in revised form: 12 August 2011 / Accepted: 22 August 2011 / Published: 29 August 2011
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by , , , ,  and
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2011, 8(8), 3399-3415; doi:10.3390/ijerph8083399
Received: 24 July 2011; Accepted: 5 August 2011 / Published: 18 August 2011
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