Response to “Nature fix: Addiction to outdoor activities” R. C. Buckley’s commentary on Heirene, R. M., Shearer, D., Roderique-Davies, G., & Mellalieu, S. D. (2016). Addiction in extreme sports: An exploration of withdrawal states in rock climbers. Journal of Behavioral Addictions, 5, 332–341.
Heirene, Robert M.
Mellalieu, Stephen D.
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Buckley’s commentary on our study of rock climber’s withdrawal experiences raises a number of important questions surrounding the concept of extreme or adventure sports addiction. Drawing on the few available investigations of this topic, we respond to Buckley’s questions here, though emphasize the need for further studies of extreme sports addiction in order to provide more empirically informed answers.
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Heirene, R.M., Shearer, D., Mellalieu, S.D. and Roderique-Davies, G. (2016) 'Response to “Nature fix: Addiction to outdoor activities” RC Buckley’s commentary on Heirene, RM, Shearer, D., Roderique-Davies, G., & Mellalieu, SD (2016). Addiction in extreme sports: An exploration of withdrawal states in rock climbers', Journal of Behavioral Addictions, 5, 332–341. Journal of Behavioral Addictions, 5(4), pp.559-561.
This article was published in Journal of Behavioral Addictions on 21 December 2016 (online), available open access at https://doi.org/10.1556/2006.5.2016.087
Cardiff Metropolitan University (Grant ID: Cardiff Metropolian (Internal))
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