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Understanding Addiction

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) is recognised as a universal authority for psychiatric diagnoses. It specifies the number of different addictive disorders, which can be debilitating for your physical and mental health, to your relationships, work life and finances. Four key addictions it considers involve alcohol, substance abuse, nicotine and gambling.

Robinson publishes titles to help in all four of these areas, within the Overcoming series and elsewhere, as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and other therapeutic tools can be effective strategies to cope with addictive behaviours.