Addictions and Adolescence Book Chapter

Winters, KC, Chung, T, Stinchfield, R et al. (2012). Addictions and Adolescence . 9-21. 10.1016/B978-0-12-375000-6.00004-5

cited authors

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

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, 2012

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

International Standard Book Number (ISBN) 13

  • 9780080961804

start page

  • 9

end page

  • 21