© 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. Back Matter
    Pages 521-526

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