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ERIC Number: ED440345
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Related Addictive Disorders.
Buck, Tina; Sales, Amos
This paper provides an overview of addiction related to substance abuse. It provides basic information, prevalence, diagnostic criteria, assessment tools, and treatment issues for eating disorders, compulsive gambling, sex addictions, and work addictions. Eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, especially affect adolescents. Addictions can be seen on a continuum from experimentation to dependence. It is important for counselors to be aware of the symptoms along this continuum. Many individuals with addictions adopt coping strategies by exchanging one addiction for another or by engaging in multiple addictive processes simultaneously. Individual therapy, group therapy, self-help group support, medications, exercise, nutrition, relaxation, recreation, spirituality, and healthy relationships are all critical factors in addiction recovery. It is important to engage family members in the client's recovery process for relapse prevention purposes. Also included is a facilitator's manual which is a practical guide for teaching content through guided experiential projects. Three objectives are listed, and three student exercises are provided. (Contains 24 references.) (MKA)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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