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Citation

Deleuze J, Rochat L, Romo L, Van der Linden M, Thorens G, Khazaal Y, Rothen S, Achab S, Billieux J. Alcohol Alcohol. 2014; 49 Suppl 1: i68.

Affiliation

Laboratory for Experimental Psychopathology (LEP), University of Louvain (UCL), Belgium.

Copyright

(Copyright © 2014, Oxford University Press)

DOI

10.1093/alcalc/agu054.73

PMID

25221308

Abstract

Chemical and behavioral addictions are highly prevalent in our societies. Nevertheless, studies investigating a large panel of addictive behaviors in a community sample are lacking from the current literature on the topic. The aim of the current study is to explore addictive behaviors prevalence, characteristics, and interrelations in a sample of French speaking adults from the general population. Both substances (alcohol, tobacco, cannabis, drugs) and behaviors (gambling, Internet, buying, sport, work, mobile phone, eating) were considered. Several features of these addictive behaviors (involved in the triggering of the behaviors) were considered, namely, frequency, loss of control, hedonic aspects, craving, impact upon the daily living, and emotional contexts. 770 subjects answered to the online survey. Descriptive results will be presented for each conducts and their related features (prevalence, comorbidities, specific characteristics associated with each addictive behaviors). Our study thus provides a detailed overview of the current conducts' prevalence along with their co-occurrences. It also sheds some lights on how these behaviors may have an impact upon the daily living, and eventually turn into problematic behaviors. A particular emphasis is set on some behavioral conducts, like Internet gaming which is particularly salient.


Language: en

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