A Framework for the Specificity of Addictions

  title={A Framework for the Specificity of Addictions},
  author={Steve Sussman and Adam Leventhal and Ricky Neville Bluthenthal and Marilyn Freimuth and Myriam Forster and Susan L. Ames},
  booktitle={International journal of environmental research and public health},
Research over the last two decades suggests that a wide range of substance and behavioral addictions may serve similar functions. Yet, co-occurrence of addictions has only been reported among a minority of addicts. "Addiction specificity" pertains to a phenomenon in which one pattern of addictive behaviors may be acquired whereas another is not. This paper presents the PACE model as a framework which might help explain addiction specificity. Pragmatics, attraction, communication, and… CONTINUE READING
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