Journal of Addictive Behaviours and Therapy is a broad scope peer reviewed journal that publishes manuscripts related to recent findings on addictive and compulsive behaviours, cognitive-behavioural therapy and psychotherapy. The journal focuses on emphasizing the socioeconomic, mental and physical factors which contribute to the development of addictive behaviours. The addictive behaviour may correspond to consumption of alcohol, eating disorders, smoking and nicotine use, drug abuse, internet addiction, gambling addiction etc.
Journal of Addictive Behaviours and Therapy encompasses the responsive factors for addiction to illegal drugs, alcohol, inhalants, prescription drugs, cigarettes, membership of cults, caffeine, chocolate and sugar, internet and TV, anorexia and bulimia, work. The journal also accepts articles on current trends and novel innovations in the therapeutic strategies for the treatment of addictive behavior such as cognitive behavioral therapy, rational behavior therapy, cognitive therapy, rational emotive behavior therapy, rational living therapy and dialectic behavior therapy.
Journal of Addictive Behaviours and Therapy will consider research articles, reviews, case studies, commentaries, short communications, and letters to the editor on various topics related to addiction research.
The journal uses the editorial tracking system for the submission of manuscript as well as the process of article tracking during and after the process of peer review. Acceptance of the manuscripts depends upon the comments of two independent reviewers from the editorial committee.
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Addictive Behaviours is the physical addiction to substances such as alcohol, heroin or barbiturates and psychological dependence on activities such gambling, sex, work, shopping and eating disorders.
Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors.
Drug addiction is a chronic disease characterized by compulsive, or uncontrollable, drug seeking and use despite harmful consequences and changes in the brain, which can be long lasting. These changes in the brain can lead to the harmful behaviors seen in people who use drugs. Drug addiction is also a relapsing disease. Relapse is the return to drug use after an attempt to stop.
Behavioral addiction is a type of habit that includes an impulse to take part in a compensating non-drug related behavior. The significant one is food addiction, brought about because of voraciously consuming food propensities and unscheduled dinner sessions. Web utilization and gaming are most noticeable in the youthful era as they are constantly associated with the computerized media sources to pick up information about the present exercises the whole way across the globe. Thus, expectations for everyday comforts and propensities changes to investigate new patterns in mold world and lead them to shop addicts. More introduction and freeness in the general public is expanding the attentiveness toward genuine inclusion in explicit entertainment or other related sex fixation exercises.
Gambling is the betting of cash or something of significant worth on an occasion with a questionable result with the essential goal of winning cash and material merchandise. It takes betting, a recognized "hazardous" preoccupation, as considerably absolved from normal models of buyer wellbeing. The vast majority are social players, who bet for diversion and commonly don't chance more than they can bear. In the event that they ought to "pursue" their misfortunes to get even, they do as such quickly. There is none of the distraction, long haul pursuing, or movement of the obsessive player. In alluding to betting, the expressions "obsessive" and "impulsive" are regularly utilized conversely.
Illtreatment to a child which accounts to any non-accidental behaviour by parents, caretakers or other adults that is not quite normal leaves a substantial risk of causing physical or emotional harm to a child. Such behaviours can include acts of omission (i.e., neglect) and commission (i.e., abuse). The emotional harm though mainly cause long lasting effects affects the individual throughout life, damaging his ability to have healthy relationships, and ability to function at normally at every stage of his life.
• Physical Abuse
• Emotional Abuse
• Sexual Abuse
• Exposure to Family violence
• Child Trafficking
• Bullying and Aggresion
• Child Rights
• Child Welfare
Marijuana and Opioid addiction is the most widely recognized sort of medication habit. Marijuana is a green or dark blend of dried, destroyed blossoms and leaves of the hemp plant. It is a standout amongst the most manhandled medications on the planet. There is a constantly developing hole between the most recent science about marijuana and the myths encompassing it. A few people believe that since it is legitimate in a few spots, it must be sheltered. Be that as it may, your body doesn't know a lawful medication from an illicit medication. It just knows the impact the medication makes once you have taken it. There are more than 400 chemicals in marijuana and hashish. The chemical that causes intoxication or the "high" in clients is called THC. THC makes the mind-modifying impact that orders marijuana as a "medication." Opioid reliance portrayed by an urgent utilization of opioids. Opioid treatment measures incorporate different upkeep treatments like pharmacologic treatment, methadone support treatment.
Substance abuse refers to the harmful or hazardous use of psychoactive substances, including alcohol and illicit drugs. Psychoactive substance use can lead to dependence syndrome - a cluster of behavioral, cognitive, and physiological phenomena that develop after repeated substance use and that typically include a strong desire to take the drug, difficulties in controlling its use, persisting in its use despite harmful consequences, a higher priority given to drug use than to other activities and obligations, increased tolerance, and sometimes a physical withdrawal state.
Eating Disorders describe illnesses that are characterized by irregular eating habits and severe distress or concern about body weight or shape. Eating disturbances may include inadequate or excessive food intake which can ultimately damage an individual’s well-being. Eating disorders frequently appear during the teen years or young adulthood but may also develop during childhood or later in life. These disorders affect both genders, although rates among women are 2½ times greater than among men. Like women who have eating disorders, men also have a distorted sense of body image.
The International Nurses Society on Addictions (IntNSA) is a professional specialty organization founded in 1975 for nurses committed to the prevention, intervention, treatment, and management of addictive disorders including alcohol and other drug dependencies, nicotine dependencies, eating disorders, dual and multiple diagnosis, and process addictions such as gambling.
Depression and anxiety disorders are different, but people with depression often experience symptoms similar to those of an anxiety disorder, such as nervousness, irritability, and problems sleeping and concentrating. But each disorder has its own causes and its own emotional and behavioral symptoms. Many people who develop depression have a history of an anxiety disorder earlier in life. There is no evidence one disorder causes the other, but there is clear evidence that many people suffer from both disorders.
Addiction treatment and rehabilitation are intended to help addicted individuals stop compulsive drug seeking and use. Treatment can occur in a variety of settings, take many different forms, and keep going for various time spans. Since drug addiction is typically a chronic disorder characterized by occasional relapses, a short-term, one-time treatment is usually not sufficient. For some, treatment is a long haul handle that includes different medications and customary checking. There are a variety of evidence-based approaches to treating addiction. Drug treatment can incorporate behavioral treatment, pharmaceuticals, or their mix. The particular kind of treatment or combination of treatments will vary depending on the patient’s individual needs and, often, on the types of drugs they use.
Rehabilitation therapy alludes to the remedial, recuperating treatment a patient gets after an ailment or harm. The disease or damage could be a malignancy, a stroke or a vehicle or skiing mishap. Medicate restoration treatment will be a treatment that medication addicts get to help them figure out how to live without a reliance on medications to be at their physical, enthusiastic and mental best. All types of rehabilitation therapy endeavor to individuals recuperate from difficulties or issues and capacity getting it done capacity.
Behavioral approaches help engage people in drug abuse treatment, provide incentives for them to remain abstinent, modify their attitudes and behaviors related to drug abuse, and increase their life skills to handle stressful circumstances and environmental cues that may trigger intense craving for drugs and prompt another cycle of compulsive abuse. Below are a number of behavioral therapies shown to be effective in addressing substance abuse (effectiveness with particular drugs of abuse is denoted in parentheses).
Author(s): Elie Rizkallah, Jill Vandermeerschen, Giles Newton-Howes and Ghassan El-Baalbaki*
Background and Objectives: Although it is well-known that personality motivates substance use disorder, few studies have systematically compared motives for substance use across drug classes, ... Read More