[PDF] Addictive behaviours, May 2010

Source:
Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology
Publication date:
25 May 2010

Abstract

This POSTnote reviews research on the addictive dimensions of gambling, eating, sex, internet use and shopping. It provides an overview of factors contributing to addictive behaviours and the personal and social consequences. It also examines the implications for treatment provision, public health and prevention strategies and industry regulation.