Addictive Disorders

Addictive disorders, such as substance abuse and dependence, are common disorders that involve the overuse of alcohol or drugs. Addiction develops over time and is a chronic and relapsing illness. Addictive disorders are caused by multiple factors, including genetic vulnerability, environmental stressors, social pressures, individual personality characteristics and psychiatric problems.

From a neurological standpoint, addictive disorders arise when a substance changes the way the user’s brain feels pleasure. Addictive substances alter the brain’s ability to send and receive chemicals called neurotransmitters, which cause pleasure. The addictive substances can prevent nerves in the brain called neurons from receiving these pleasure chemicals, meaning the drug user relies on the drug, rather than his or her natural brain chemicals, for feelings of pleasure.

Most of the knowledge available regarding substance use and abuse comes from studying adult populations. A lack of research studying young adult substance use and abuse leaves questions concerning how it differs from substance abuse in other age groups unanswered.

  • Gambling Addiction
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Food Addiction
  • Risky Behaviour Addiction
  • Shopping Addiction
  • Food Addiction
  • Sex & Porn Addiction
  • Drug Addiction
  • Alcohol Addiction
  • Exercise Addiction
  • Pain Addiction
  • Video Game Addiction

Related Conference of Addictive Disorders

February 25-26, 2019

4th International Conference on Clinical and Counseling Psychology

| Radisson Hotel Narita | Tokyo, Japan
February 27-28, 2019

7th World Congress on Depression and Anxiety

Courtyard Marriott Seoul Times Square, Seoul, South Korea

March 14 & 15, 2019

European Autism Congress

| Zagreb, Croatia
March, 14-15, 2019 |

European Psychiatrists Meeting

Zagreb, Croatia.
March 18-19, 2019

31st American Psychiatry, Psychology and Nursing Congress

Chicago, Illinois, USA
June 13th - 15th 2019

2nd Annual Congress on Mental Health

Amsterdam, Netherlands
June 24-25, 2019

31stWorld Psychiatrists and Psychologists Meet

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
July 22-23, 2019

2nd Annual Congress on Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing

Amsterdam, Netherlands
August 14-15, 2019

30th International Conference on Psychiatry and Mental Health

Radisson Hotel Narita, Tokyo, Japan
November 11-12, 2019

10th International Conference on Addiction & Psychiatry

Helsinki, Finland

Addictive Disorders Conference Speakers

Recommended Sessions

Related Journals

Are you interested in