Addiction as an Attachment Disorder

Author: Philip J. Flores

Publisher: Jason Aronson

ISBN: 9780765703378

Category: Psychology

Page: 345

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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.

Addiction by Design

Machine Gambling in Las Vegas

Author: Natasha Dow Schüll

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691127557

Category: Computers

Page: 442

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machines stems from the consumer, the product, or the interplay between the two. --

What's Wrong with Addiction?

Author: Helen Keane

Publisher: Melbourne University Publish

ISBN: 9780522849912

Category: Psychology

Page: 228

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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, self-help texts. We categorise addiction as unnatural, diseased and self-destructive. We demonise pleasure and desire, and view the addict as physically and morally damaged. Helen Keane's thought-provoking text examines these assumptions in a new light. In asserting that the 'wrongness' of addiction is not fixed or indeed obvious, she presents a refreshing challenge to more conventional accounts of addiction. She also investigates the notion that people can be addicted to eating, love and sex, just as they are to drugs and alcohol. What's Wrong with Addiction? shows that most of our ideas about addiction take certain ideals of health and normality for granted. It exposes strains in our society's oppositions between health and disease, between the natural and the artificial, between order and disorder, and between self and other.

Opium Wars

The Addiction of One Empire and the Corruption of Another

Author: W. Travis Hanes III,Frank Sanello

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402229695

Category: History

Page: 352

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In this tragic and powerful story, the two Opium Wars of 1839 1842 and 1856 1860 between Britain and China are recounted for the first time through the eyes of the Chinese as well as the Imperial West. Opium entered China during the Middle Ages when Arab traders brought it into China for medicinal purposes. As it took hold as a recreational drug, opium wrought havoc on Chinese society. By the early nineteenth century, 90 percent of the Emperor's court and the majority of the army were opium addicts. Britain was also a nation addicted-to tea, grown in China, and paid for with profits made from the opium trade. When China tried to ban the use of the drug and bar its Western smugglers from it gates, England decided to fight to keep open China's ports for its importation. England, the superpower of its time, managed to do so in two wars, resulting in a drug-induced devastation of the Chinese people that would last 150 years. In this page-turning, dramatic and colorful history, The Opium Wars responds to past, biased Western accounts by representing the neglected Chinese version of the story and showing how the wars stand as one of the monumental clashes between the cultures of East and West. "A fine popular account."-Publishers Weekly "Their account of the causes, military campaigns and tragic effects of these wars is absorbing, frequently macabre and deeply unsettling."-Booklist

Computer Addiction Pb

A Study Of Computer Dependency

Author: Margaret A. Shotton

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0203210638

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 340

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This is an investigation of the syndrome of computer addiction which attempts to discover if obsessive dependency is harmful to the psychological and social development. It is based on case studies made of volunteers from all over the UK who considered themselves to be dependent upon computers. Extensive research was carried out into these people, and this book is the result of the findings.

Nicotine Addiction in Britain

A Report of the Tobacco Advisory Group of the Royal College of Physicians

Author: Royal College of Physicians of London. Tobacco Advisory Group

Publisher: Royal College of Physicians

ISBN: 9781860161223

Category: Human services

Page: 189

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Addiction Medicine

Author: John B. Saunders,Katherine M. Conigrave,Noeline C. Latt,David J. Nutt,E. Jane Marshall,Walter Ling,Susumu Higuchi

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191085944

Category: Medical

Page: 672

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Substance use and related addictive disorders rate amongst the top four risk factors contributing to the global burden of disease and form an increasingly important part of medical and healthcare practice. Substance use disorders can cause, mimic, underlie or complicate a large number of common medical and psychiatric disorders. Making a correct diagnosis of the substance use disorder can facilitate clinical diagnosis, avoid unnecessary tests, shorten the hospital stay and make the clinician's and patient's life easier and safer. Part of the successful Oxford Specialist Handbooks series, the second edition of Addiction Medicine is a concise and practical guide for students, practitioners of medicine and other health professions who come into contact with people with substance use disorders. Providing up-to-date practical assessment, diagnosis, treatment and management options, this edition expands on the first edition through updated content and global coverage of addiction medicine. Edited by a global team of addiction specialists from multiple disciplines, Addiction Medicine, Second edition contains everything you need to know to assist in the assessment, diagnosis and clinical management of patients with substance use and related addictive disorders.

Learning the Language of Addiction Counseling

Author: Geri Miller

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118721691

Category: Psychology

Page: 576

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FULLY REVISED, COMPREHENSIVE, AND PRACTICAL Learning the Language of Addiction Counseling, FourthEdition introduces counselors, social workers, and students tothe field of addiction counseling and helps them acquire theknowledge and develop the skills needed to counsel individuals whoare caught in the destructive cycle of addiction. Drawing from her years of experience working in theaddiction-counseling field, Geri Miller provides an engaging,balanced overview of the major theoretical foundations and clinicalbest practices in the field. Fully updated, the Fourth Edition offers a positive,practice-oriented counseling framework and features: A research-based, clinical application approach to addictioncounseling that practitioners can turn to for fundamental,practical, clinical guidelines Revised chapters that reflect important changes in research andpractice, including new DSMTM-5 criteria, new assessmentinstruments, and new and expanded treatments Case studies, interactive exercises, end-of-chapter questions,and other resources that facilitate the integration of knowledgeinto practice “Personal Reflections” sections at the beginning ofeach chapter provide an invaluable, unique perspective on theauthor’s evolving views of addiction counseling Updated and expanded online Instructor’s Manual thatincludes brief video clips, PowerPoint® slides,test bank questions for each chapter, and sample syllabi From assessment and diagnosis of addiction to preparing forcertification and licensure as an addiction professional, thiscomprehensive book covers all of the essentials.

Addiction

A Reference Encyclopedia

Author: Howard Padwa,Jacob Cunningham

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1598842293

Category: Psychology

Page: 398

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Presents alphabetically-arranged entries covering major figures, organizations, events, and United States government policies covering a variety of addictive substances and addictive behaviors.

Clinical Management of Sex Addiction

Author: Patrick Carnes,Kenneth M. Adams

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781583913611

Category: Medical

Page: 403

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This is the first comprehensive volume of the clinical management of sex addiction. Collecting the work of 28 leaders in this emerging field, the editors provide a long-needed primary text about how to approach treatment with these challenging patients. The book serves as an excellent introduction for professionals new to the field as well as serving as a useful reference tool. The contributors are literally the pioneers of one of the last frontiers of addiction medicine and sex therapy. With a growing awareness of sex addiction as a problem, plus the advent of cybersex compulsion, professional clinicians are being confronted with sexual compulsion with little clinical or academic preparation. This is the first book distilling the experience of the leaders in this emerging field. With a focus on special populations, it also becomes a handy problem-solving tool. Readable, concise, and filled with useful interventions, it is a key text for a problem clinicians must be able to identify. It is destined to be a classic reference.

Addiction

A Disorder of Choice

Author: Gene M. Heyman

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674053990

Category: Psychology

Page: 216

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In a book sure to inspire controversy, Gene Heyman argues that conventional wisdom about addiction - that it is a disease, a compulsion beyond conscious control - is wrong. At the heart of Heyman's analysis is a startling view of choice and motivation that applies to all choices, not just the choice to use drugs. Heyman’s analysis of well-established but frequently ignored research leads to unexpected insights into how we make choices - from obesity to McMansionization - all rooted in our deep-seated tendency to consume too much of whatever we like best.

Interventions for Addiction

Comprehensive Addictive Behaviors and Disorders

Author: N.A

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0123983630

Category: Psychology

Page: 1000

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Interventions for Addiction examines a wide range of responses to addictive behaviors, including psychosocial treatments, pharmacological treatments, provision of health care to addicted individuals, prevention, and public policy issues. Its focus is on the practical application of information covered in the two previous volumes of the series, Comprehensive Addictive Behaviors and Disorders. Readers will find information on treatments beyond commonly used methods, including Internet-based and faith-based therapies, and criminal justice interventions. The volume features extensive coverage of pharmacotherapies for each of the major drugs of abuse—including disulfiram, buprenorphine, naltrexone, and others—as well as for behavioral addictions. In considering public policy, the book examines legislative efforts, price controls, and limits on advertising, as well as World Health Organization (WHO) efforts. Interventions for Addiction is one of three volumes comprising the 2,500-page series, Comprehensive Addictive Behaviors and Disorders. This series provides the most complete collection of current knowledge on addictive behaviors and disorders to date. In short, it is the definitive reference work on addictions. Includes descriptions of both psychosocial and pharmacological treatments. Addresses health services research on attempts to increase the use of evidence-based treatments in routine clinical practice. Covers attempts to slow the progress of addictions through prevention programs and changes in public policy.

Game Addiction

The Experience and the Effects

Author: Neils Clark,P. Shavaun Scott

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786453494

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 211

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An eleven-year-old boy strangled an elderly woman for the equivalent of five dollars in 2007, then buried her body under a thin layer of sand. He told the police that he needed the money to play online videogames. Just a month later, an eight-year-old Norwegian boy saved his younger sister’s life by threatening an attacking moose and then feigning death when the moose attacked him—skills he said he learned while playing World of Warcraft. As these two instances show, videogames affect the minds, bodies, and lives of millions of gamers, negatively and positively. This book approaches videogame addiction from a cross-disciplinary perspective, bridging the divide between liberal arts academics and clinical researchers. The topic of addiction is examined neutrally, using accepted research in neuroscience, media studies, and developmental psychology.

Addictions

Author: Maree Teesson,Louisa Degenhardt,Wayne Hall

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781841693149

Category: Psychology

Page: 137

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Addictions is designed for students and professionals who wish to gain an authoritative, research-based knowledge of a variety of addictions. It covers issues such as diagnosis, epidemiology, psychological and biological models and treatments and draws on the research of The National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, Sydney, and on a variety of international surveys. Addictions is written by experts in the field of drug and alcohol research, and takes into account a variety of theories, including neuroscientific, psychological, behavioural, personality and rational choice. It includes material on: The nature of addiction and who becomes addicted The health consequences of alcohol and other drug dependence Theories and causes of addiction It provides a timely and accessible introduction to this field.

Addiction Treatment

Author: Katherine van Wormer,Diane Rae Davis

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0840029160

Category: Education

Page: 704

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ADDICTION TREATMENT covers the biological, psychological, and social aspects of alcoholism, eating disorders, compulsive gambling, and other addictions. As symbolized by the image on the book's cover, the authors bridge the gap between the popular twelve-step and harm-reduction approaches, thus illuminating how practitioners can guide clients down a trusted path that is tailored towards the client's particular needs. Through a number of first-person narratives about the experience of addiction, students will discover a realism and depth not commonly found in textbooks. In addition, the authors include student-friendly topics, such as the case against so-called underage drinking laws, to draw students into the material and illustrate the importance of reducing harm within the biopsychological framework that ties the text together. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Principles of Addiction Medicine

Author: Richard K. Ries,Shannon C. Miller,David A. Fiellin

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781774772

Category: Psychology

Page: 1570

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This respected text from the American Society of Addiction Medicine is valuable for all physicians and mental-health personnel who specialize in addiction medicine and who treat patients with addiction disorders. The chapters blend scientific principles underlying addiction with the practical essentials of clinical addiction medicine. Many of the contributors are affiliated with leading government agencies that study addiction and its science, such as the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The book will appeal to a wide and interdisciplinary range of professionals, especially those with interest or duties relating to addiction-related disorders, and in particular physicians seeking certification status via either the American Board of Addiction Medicine or the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. A companion Website will offer the fully searchable text.

Addiction Nursing

Perspectives on Professional and Clinical Practice

Author: G. Hussein Rassool,Mike Gafoor

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748731794

Category: Medical

Page: 268

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This book provides one of the few handbooks on areas of clinical issues and practice, interventions, management, education and research on aspects of addiction nursing. In addition, the book provides a framework to assist practitioners in dealing with contemporary difficult issues related to substance misuse and addictive behaviour.

Addiction Is a Choice

Author: Jeffrey A. Schaler

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 0812697685

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

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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 and disseminated by the religious cult known as Alcoholics Anonymous, has not been confirmed by any factual research. Numerous scientific studies show that 'addicts' are in control of their behavior. Contrary to the shrill, mindless propaganda of the 'war on drugs', very few of the people who use alcohol, marijuana, heroin, or cocaine will ever become 'addicted', and of those who do become heavy drug users, most will matrue out of it in time, without treatment. Research indicates that 'treatment' is completely ineffective, an absolute waste of time and money. Instead of looking at drub addiction as a disease, Dr. Schaler proposes that we view it as willful commitment or dedication, akin to joining a religion or pursuing a romantic involvement. While heavy consumption of drugs is often foolish and self-destructive, it is a matter of personal choice.

Internet Addiction

A Handbook and Guide to Evaluation and Treatment

Author: Kimberly S. Young,Cristiano Nabuco de Abreu

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470892268

Category: Psychology

Page: 312

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Internet Addiction: A Handbook and Guide to Evaluation and Treatment "This book provides cutting-edge coverage by expanding the field to include specific problems such as online gaming, cybersex addiction, and gambling addiction. Its extensive attention to dealing with adolescents is essential, given the rapid rise in media and technology use by both Net Generation young adults and iGeneration teenagers. I am thrilled to have this invaluable, comprehensive, well-written resource for my own work and recommend it to people who need to understand this unique form of addiction." —Dr. Larry Rosen, Past Chair and Professor of Psychology at California State University, Dominguez Hills, author of Rewired: Understanding the iGeneration and the Way They Learn and Me, MySpace, and I: Parenting the Net Generation "Our clients come to us when online pornography, video gaming, social networking, gambling, and surfing create untenable disruptions in their lives. If we do not understand what we are seeing and how to address it, we will not be able to provide the help they need. This book provides the practical information clinicians can use to assess and treat this growing problem." —Hilarie Cash, PhD, coauthor of Video Games and Your Kids: How Parents Stay in Control, and cofounder of reSTART: Internet Addiction Recovery Program "Internet Addiction: A Handbook and Guide to Evaluation and Treatment provides an integrated and current overview of the different types of Internet addiction-gaming addiction, gambling addiction, and cybersex addiction. The authors deserve ample praise in providing such a comprehensive and informative guide for Internet addiction." —Ran Tao, MD, Professor and Director, and Xiuqin Huang, MD, Associate Professor, Treatment Center for Internet Addiction, General Hospital of Beijing Military Region, China The first empirically informed reference for defining, assessing, diagnosing, and treating problematic Internet use Comprehensive and timely, Internet Addiction explores: Validated assessment tools to differentiate normal from compulsive patterns of computer and online usage The most addictive or problematic online activities Epidemiology and subtypes of Internet addiction such as online pornography, Internet gambling, and online gaming Current theories on the risk factors associated with the development of an addictive disorder related to Internet usage Evidence-based treatment strategies for helping clients of various ages, taking into account main presenting problems and individual situations and circumstances International in scope and empirically based, the cultural and global impact of this subject is discussed, introducing practitioners to the latest clinical implications, assessment methods, and treatment approaches in working with clients suffering from this emerging addictive disorder.