© 1994

Addictive Behaviors in Women

  • Ronald R. Watson

Part of the Drug and Alcohol Abuse Reviews book series (DAAR, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Deborah L. Haller, Charlene Woodard Motley, Sidney H. Schnoll
    Pages 1-38
  3. Cynthia S. Pomerleau, Barbara A. Berman, Ellen R. Gritz, Judith L. Marks, Susan Goeters
    Pages 39-70
  4. Barbara C. Wallace
    Pages 71-96
  5. Antonia Abbey, Lisa Thomson Ross, Donna McDuffie
    Pages 97-123
  6. Lisa Roth, Patricia James
    Pages 159-175
  7. Dean D. Krahn, Blake Gosnell, Candace Kurth
    Pages 177-193
  8. Judith S. Gavaler, Elaine R. Rosenblum
    Pages 195-214
  9. Charles J. Grossman, Gary Roselle, Mark Nienaber, Gary Schmitt
    Pages 215-239
  10. Janet M. Teets
    Pages 263-278
  11. Barbara W. Lex
    Pages 279-327
  12. Diane A. Mathis, Helen A. Navaline, David S. Metzger, Jerome J. Platt
    Pages 329-358
  13. Hilde Pape, Torild Hammer, Per Vaglum
    Pages 359-379
  14. Michael Windle, Pamela Carlisle-Frank, Limor Azizy, Rebecca C. Windle
    Pages 415-436
  15. Siew K. Teoh, Nancy K. Mello, Jack H. Mendelson
    Pages 437-473
  16. Myra Q. Elder, Aaron T. Hogue, Thomas E. Shipley Jr., Irving W. Shandler
    Pages 491-520

About this book


In Addictive Behaviors in Women, leading experts from psychiatry, psychology, sociology, and social work concisely review the addictive process and the characteristic behaviors of women who are dependent on alcohol and/or drugs. Topics include why women smoke, the role of personality in female addiction, sexuality issues in chemically dependent women, dieting and alcohol use in women, alcohol's role in sexual assault, and the impact of drug abuse on the family and pregnancy.

Addictive Behaviors in Women illuminates the causes and effects of the many lifestyle decisions women make that lead to addiction to drugs, work, sex, gambling, or to any of the many other elective aspects of our lives. It shows how addictive decisions can be avoided and/or treated, thereby making women's lives safer, more productive, and healthier.


Gender Syndrom psychiatry psychology sexuality sociology syndromes women

Editors and affiliations

  • Ronald R. Watson
    • 1
  1. 1.University of ArizonaTucsonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Addictive Behaviors in Women
  • Authors Ronald Ross Watson
  • Series Title Drug and Alcohol Abuse Reviews
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 1994
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-89603-257-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4612-6698-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4612-0299-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 526
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Public Health
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By focusing on the needs on women this book challenges researchers and clinicians to reevaluate the relevance of current treatment options for women substance important contribution to the addiction literature...should find a place on library shelves. .-Addiction