Meaning of Addiction An Unconventional View

ISBN-10: 0787943827
ISBN-13: 9780787943820
Edition: 1998th 1985 (Reprint)
Authors: Stanton Peele
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Book details

List price: $40.00
Edition: 1998th
Copyright year: 1985
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/28/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

A controversial and persuasive analysis of addiction A tour de force, a spectacular effort of research and understanding. This book gives us the courage to bypass disease notions to deal with intrapsychic, family system, and social and cultural dynamics in addiction. ?David Cook, Counseling and Psychological Services, University of Wisconsin This compelling and controversial book challenges the widely accepted belief that alcohol and drug addiction have a genetic or biological basis. The so-called disease theory suggests that a substance or activity can cause the addict to lose control of his behavior. Stanton Peele demonstrates how this notion fails to make sense of scientific observations. Analyzing studies of drug and cigarette addiction, alcoholism, obesity, and other potential compulsions such as running and sex, Peele reveals the surprising frequency of self-cure as part of the evidence. The author finds that compulsive habits and depAndency are a way of coping that individuals can reverse as their life circumstances change. This brilliantly argued book is sure to provoke discussion and stimulate new approaches to treatment.

The Concept of Addiction
Opiate Addiction in the United States and the Western World Divergent Evidence about Narcotic Addiction Nonbiological Factors in Addiction
The Nature of Addiction
The American Image of Alcohol
Does Liquor Have the Power to Corrupt and Control?
The Disease of Alcoholism Historical, Social, Ethnic, and Economic Factors in Alcoholism in the United States
The Social Science Challenge to Disease Theory Controlled-Drinking Therapy for Alcoholism
Theories of Addiction
Stanton Peele and Bruce K
Alexander Genetic Theories Exposure Theories
Biological Models Exposure Theories
Conditioning Models Adaptation Theories
The Requirements of a Successful Theory of Addiction
Adult, Infant, and Animal Addiction
Addiction to an Experience
Elements of the Addictive Experience Susceptibility to Addiction and the Choice of Addictive Object
Social and Cultural Factors Susceptibility to and Choice of Addiction
Situational Factors Susceptibiltity to and Choice of Addiction
Individual Factors Susceptibility to and Choice of Addiction
Developmental Factors The Nature of Addiction
The Addiction Cycle
The Impaired Society
The Narcotic Connection_Supply and Demand The Negative Effects of the Belief in Chemical Dependence Can We Treat Away the Drug Problem?
The Alcoholism and Chemical Dependence Industry Spreading Diseases
The Cure for Addiction

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