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Addiction Trajectories by Bringing anthropological perspectives to bear on addiction, the contributors to this important collection highlight the contingency of addiction as a category of human knowledge and experience. Based on ethnographic research conducted in sites from alcohol treatment clinics in Russia to Pentecostal addiction ministries in Puerto Rico, the essays are linked by the contributors' attention to the dynamics--including the cultural, scientific, legal, religious, personal, and social--that shape the meaning of "addiction" in particular settings. They examine how it is understood and experienced among professionals working in the criminal justice system of a rural West Virginia community; Hispano residents of New Mexico's Espanola Valley, where the rate of heroin overdose is among the highest in the United States; homeless women participating in an outpatient addiction therapy program in the Midwest; machine-gaming addicts in Las Vegas, and many others. The collection's editors suggest "addiction trajectories" as a useful rubric for analyzing the changing meanings of addiction across time, place, institutions, and individual lives. Pursuing three primary trajectories, the contributors show how addiction comes into being as an object of knowledge, a site of therapeutic intervention, and a source of subjective experience. Contributors. Nancy D. Campbell, E. Summerson Carr, Angela Garcia, William Garriott, Helena Hansen, Anne M. Lovell, Emily Martin, Todd Meyers, Eugene Raikhel, A. Jamie Saris, Natasha Dow Schüll
Publication Date: 2013-04-18
Addiction by Addiction argues that addiction should be understood not as a disease but as a phenomenon that must be understood on many levels at once. Employing a complex dynamic systems approach and philosophical methodology, Shelby explains addiction as an irreducible neurobiological, psychological, developmental, environmental, and sociological phenomenon.
Publication Date: 2016-05-01
Co-Occurring Addictive and Psychiatric Disorders by This book provides a comprehensive, state of the art overview that covers both the diagnosis and the treatment of dual disorders - joint psychiatric and substance use disorders associated with a worse outcome and disease progression than single psychiatric or addictive disorders. The book is designed to be highly relevant to clinical work and the organization of care systems and meets the real need for a European perspective on dual disorders that takes into account the realities of European treatment organization. All chapters have been written by European authors on the basis of existing European treatment programs or guidelines and European research. The book will be invaluable for all health professionals working in mental health and addiction care, who are increasingly confronted with patients suffering from dual disorders.
Publication Date: 2014-11-24
The Encyclopedia of Addictions and Addictive Behaviors by The Encyclopedia of Addictions and Addictive Behaviors is an A-to-Z reference to addictive behaviorsOCotheir signs, symptoms, and causes, as well as how to recognize and treat them. More than 300 entries provide a comprehensive overview of individual addictions as well as overlapping issues, such as emotional problems, family dysfunction, and difficulties with employment. This invaluable resource also provides theoretical and practical information on how people who are addicted to various substances or behaviors can, with hard work and assistance from others, often recover and go on to lead normal, productive lives. The value of this informative guide is increased by extensive appendixes providing further resources and up-to-date information."
Publication Date: 2006-01-01
Textbook of Addiction Treatment by This book examines the spectrum of addictions-related problems across different cultures worldwide, highlightingdifferences and similarities between clinical practices based on neurobiological similarities, and epidemiological and socio-cultural differences."
Publication Date: 2014-11-14