Addictions and adolescence Book Chapter

Chung, T, Winters, KC, Stinchfield, R et al. (2016). Addictions and adolescence . 9-21. 10.1016/B978-0-12-809324-5.06307-0

cited authors

  • Chung, T; Winters, KC; Stinchfield, R; Kassel, JD; Conrad, M; Bachrach, RL

fiu authors


  • Adolescence is a developmental period that involves significant biological, psychological, and social changes. It is also a period of increased sensation-seeking and risk-taking behavior, which can contribute to the development of addictive disorders. This article focuses on three broad domains of adolescent addictive disorders for which a relatively large research base exists: nicotine dependence, other substance use disorders, and pathological gambling. We discuss each of these addictive disorders from clinical, epidemiological, and treatment perspectives.

publication date

  • January 1, 2016

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

International Standard Book Number (ISBN) 13

  • 9780128093245

start page

  • 9

end page

  • 21