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Author(s): Helen Keane
Book Pages: 228 - Publish Date: 2002 - Publisher: Melbourne University Publish
Description: This is an impressive work: carefully structured, researched and written . . . a refreshingly lucid account that is both intellectually stimulating and professionally helpful.-Janet McCalman Addicts are generally regarded with either pity or grave disapproval. But is being addicted to something necessarily bad? These attitudes are explicit both in contemporary medical literature and in popular, se...
Author(s): Barbara Hollander
Book Pages: 64 - Publish Date: 2011-12 - Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
Description: Readers will gain a beginning understanding of addiction, its symptoms and treatments.
Author(s): Avram Goldstein
Book Pages: 353 - Publish Date: 2001-09-06 - Publisher: Oxford University Press
Description: Drug addiction as a brain disease is this book's theme. Among the many volumes on drugs written for lay readers, it is unique in the breadth and depth of its coverage. In clear scientific terms--with many striking examples from the author's experience as a scientist and clinician--it describes the nature of chemical addiction and addictive behavior, the seven families of addictive drugs, and the muddied effort to develop effective drug control policies and laws.
Book Pages: 317 - Publish Date: 2006 - Publisher: Guilford Press
Description: The stages-of-change model has become widely known as a framework for conceptualizing recovery. Less well known are the processes that drive movement through the stages or how the stages apply to becoming addicted. From Carlo C. DiClemente, codeveloper of the transtheoretical model, this book offers a panoramic view of the entire continuum of addictive behavior change. The author illuminates the c...
Book Pages: 256 - Publish Date: 2007-03-06 - Publisher: Rodale
Description: One question that anyone who has witnessed addiction up close inevitably asks is, "Why can't they just stop?" For decades the question has confounded addicts, their families, and the doctors and specialists trying to help them. Now it can finally be answered. Thanks to major leaps in the scientific understanding of addiction, an entirely new portrait of this frightening disease has come into focus...
Book Pages: 442 - Publish Date: 2012 - Publisher: Princeton University Press
Description: machines stems from the consumer, the product, or the interplay between the two. --
Author(s): Philip J. Flores
Book Pages: 345 - Publish Date: 2004-01-01 - Publisher: Jason Aronson
Description: This work shows how to give substance abusers an attachment experience and a sense of community where they feel they are accepted and belong. Therapy, directed along the lines described, allows the person to get close to others who are accepting of him without a cost to his identity and autonomy.
Author(s): Jeffrey A. Schaler
Book Pages: 256 - Publish Date: 2011-09-30 - Publisher: Open Court
Description: Politicians and the media tell us that people who take drugs, including alcohol or nicotine, cannot help themselves. They are supposedly victims of the disease of 'addiciton', and they need 'treatment'. The same goes for sex addicts, shopping addicts, food addicts, gambling addicts, or even addicts to abusive relationships. This theory, which grew out of the Temperance movement and was developed a...
Author(s): Marina Barnard
Book Pages: 176 - Publish Date: 2006-10-15 - Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Description: Drug problems have a profound impact on families. Mothers and fathers, brothers, sisters and children are frequently caught in the maelstrom that drug problems almost inevitably create. Within the UK there is a serious lack of information on the experiences of families attempting to live and cope with a family members' drug problem. Drug Addiction and Families is an exploration of the impact of dr...
Book Pages: 312 - Publish Date: 2007-02-17 - Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Description: Runner-up winner of the Hamilton Book Author Award, this book is a comprehensive overview of the neurobiology behind addictions. Neuroscience is clarifying the causes of compulsive alcohol and drug use––while also shedding light on what addiction is, what it is not, and how it can best be treated––in exciting and innovative ways. Current neurobiological research complements and enhances th...

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