Globalization of Addiction A Study in Poverty of the Spirit

ISBN-10: 0199588716
ISBN-13: 9780199588718
Edition: 2010
Authors: Bruce Alexander
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Description: Addiction is increasing globally, and the conventional remedies don't work. Arguing that the cause of this failure to control addiction is that treatments have focused too single-mindedly on the afflicted individual addict, this book presents a  More...

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Book details

Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 3/4/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 488
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Addiction is increasing globally, and the conventional remedies don't work. Arguing that the cause of this failure to control addiction is that treatments have focused too single-mindedly on the afflicted individual addict, this book presents a radical rethink about the nature of addiction.

Roots of Addiction in Free-market Society
Vancouver as prototype
Addiction1, Addiction2, Addiction3, Addiction4
The dislocation theory of addiction
Psychosocial integration is a necessity
Free-market society undermines psychosocial integration
Addiction is a way of adapting to dislocation (1) - historical evidence
Addiction is a way of adapting to dislocation (2) - quantitative research, clinical reports and 'spam'
Addiction is a way of adapting to dislocation (3) - the myth of the demon drugs
The Interaction of Addiction and Society
Addiction and society
The role of addiction in the civilised madness of the 21st century
Getting by
Spiritual treatment for addiction: the 'fifth pillar'
Socrates' 'Master passions' and Dikaiosune
From blindness and paralysis to action
Social actions to control addiction: question period

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