author:Durand F. Jacobs
published in: 1986
summary: A general theory of addictions is proposed, using the compulsive gambler as the prototype. Addiction is defined as a dependent state acquired over time to relieve stress. Two interrelated sets of factors predispose persons to addictions: an abnormal physiological resting state, and childhood experiences producing a deep sense of inadequacy. All addictions are hypothesized to follow a similar three-stage course. A matrix strategy is outlined to collect similar information from different kinds of addicts and normals. The ultimate objective is to identify high risk youth and prevent the development of addictions.
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type: article in journal
publisher: Springer Netherlands
is part of a publication: Journal of Gambling Studies
original language: English
article pagination: start page: 15 - end page: 31
keywords: addiction , theoretical model , theory
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