Addictions and Adolescence

K. C. Winters, T. Chung, R. Stinchfield, J. D. Kassel, M. Conrad

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Human Behavior
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9780123750006
ISBN (Print)9780080961804
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Psychology(all)


  • Addiction
  • Adolescence
  • Cigarette use
  • Nicotine addiction
  • Problem gambling
  • Substance use disorder


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