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

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.

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, Fourth Edition introduces counselors, social workers, and students to the field of addiction counseling and helps them acquire the knowledge and develop the skills needed to counsel individuals who are caught in the destructive cycle of addiction. Drawing from her years of experience working in the addiction-counseling field, Geri Miller provides an engaging, balanced overview of the major theoretical foundations and clinical best 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 addiction counseling that practitioners can turn to for fundamental, practical, clinical guidelines Revised chapters that reflect important changes in research and practice, including new DSMTM-5 criteria, new assessment instruments, and new and expanded treatments Case studies, interactive exercises, end-of-chapter questions, and other resources that facilitate the integration of knowledge into practice “Personal Reflections” sections at the beginning of each chapter provide an invaluable, unique perspective on the author’s evolving views of addiction counseling Updated and expanded online Instructor’s Manual that includes brief video clips, PowerPoint® slides, test bank questions for each chapter, and sample syllabi From assessment and diagnosis of addiction to preparing for certification and licensure as an addiction professional, this comprehensive book covers all of the essentials.

Clinical Management of Sex Addiction

Author: Patrick Carnes,Kenneth M. Adams

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135450617

Category: Psychology

Page: 424

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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.

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

Psychology and Treatment

Author: Paul Davis,Robert Patton,Sue Jackson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118489756

Category: Psychology

Page: 336

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Provides a comprehensive overview of the psychology of addictions and their treatment across specialities and types of services.

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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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.

Addiction

Author: David Nutt,Liam Nestor

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191508861

Category: Medical

Page: 144

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Part of the Oxford Psychiatry Library series, this pocketbook is a clear and comprehensive overview of the brain science underpinning addiction and how this helps explain the current and future therapeutics for the range of addictions, using full colour images to enhance understanding. Addiction focuses on the nature of addiction as a brain disorder that includes a range of different behavioural traits such as impulsivity and reward dependence, and discusses the critical role of kinetic and pharmacological factors. The text explains how the primary pharmacological targets of drugs of abuse are now understood, the relation to the variable nature of addiction to different substances, and how this may lead to new approaches to treatment.

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.

Addiction

The High-low Trap

Author: Irving A. Cohen

Publisher: Health Press

ISBN: 9780929173108

Category: Self-Help

Page: 209

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Billions of dollars have been expended on educating the public about the dangers of drug and alochol addiction. Despite these massive expenditures, the powerful vortex of addiction continues. Why? Irving Cohen, MD looks at the profile of the addict, the nature of addiction, the pharmacologic nature of the drugs, and explains the roller coaster syndrome that can trap innocent people. "Addiction: The High-Low Trap" offers a unique perspecive for both the addict and society on how to approach this problem.

Addiction Treatment

Theory and Practice

Author: Sandra Rasmussen

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761908432

Category: Medical

Page: 435

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American Journal of Nursing, 2001 Book of the Year Award in Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing Building upon generic concepts and skills of caring and helping, this book provides a foundation for addiction practice by health and social services professionals. Chapters emphasize the knowledge considered essential in every area, and each chapter identifies the skills required and suggests topics for further study.

Treating Addiction

A Guide for Professionals

Author: William R. Miller,Alyssa A. Forcehimes,Allen Zweben

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1609186400

Category: Psychology

Page: 464

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An indispensable practitioner reference and text, this engaging book focuses on how to provide effective help to clients with substance use disorders. The authors, leading authorities on addiction treatment, present a state-of-the-art framework for assessment and treatment (updated for DSM-5). They describe and illustrate evidence-based treatment methods, including cognitive-behavioral, 12-step, motivational, pharmacological, and family approaches. Also addressed are such crucial clinical issues as resistance, maintenance of change, treating co-occurring disorders, and spirituality. Reproducible clinical tools can be photocopied from the book or downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size. Of special utility, the companion website features more than 25 widely used, ready-to-download assessment tools, assembled in one place for the first time, together with the authors' guidance for using them throughout the process of treatment.

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.

Freedom From Addiction

Author: R. Winn Henderson, M.D.

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781456835712

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 203

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Freedom From Addiction could well be the most important book of the 21st century. Why is that? With over 6.8 billion people in the world suffering from the disease of addiction in one form or another, the pain and suffering generated by addictive behaviors is staggering! Freedom From Addiction improves 21 psychological symptoms (anxiety, depression, pain, loneliness, lack of love, avoid emptiness, unworthiness, a sense of failure, sorrow, insecurity, guilt and shame, unhappiness, lack of acceptance, lack of energy, fear, boredom, resentment, self pity, the need for immediate gratification and pleasure, and suicidal thoughts). It cures 24 addictive behaviors. (co-dependency, marijuana, alcohol, hallucinogens, opiates, inhalants, depressants, stimulants, anabolic steroids, gambling, kleptomania, smoking, sociopathic behavior, over and under eating, sexual and nonsexual abuse, workaholism, excitement, power and greed, teenage rebellion, sexual compulsions, overspending, negative thinking, TV and Internet overuse, and collectoholism.) In this book you will learn a proven, do it at home, treatment program which has been successfully used for over 20 years. If you meet three simple criteria the success rate for curing your disease is 100%! If you meet these three simple criteria and your addictive behavior is not cured we will gladly return your investment. This is a no risk 100% lifetime guarantee.

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.