The Meaning of Addiction

The Meaning of Addiction
An Unconventional View

by Stanton Peele

  • Publisher : Jossey-Bass
  • Release : 1998-08-28
  • Pages : 203
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A controversial and persuasive analysis of addiction A tour de force, a spectacular effort of research andunderstanding. This book gives us the courage to bypass diseasenotions to deal with intrapsychic, family system, and social andcultural dynamics in addiction. ?David Cook, Counseling and Psychological Services, University ofWisconsin This compelling and controversial book challenges the widelyaccepted belief that alcohol and drug addiction have a genetic orbiological basis. The so-called disease theory suggests that a substance or activity can cause the addict to losecontrol of his behavior. Stanton Peele demonstrates how this notionfails 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 theevidence. The author finds that compulsive habits and depAndencyare a way of coping that individuals can reverse as their lifecircumstances change. This brilliantly argued book is sure toprovoke discussion and stimulate new approaches to treatment.

Life on the Rocks

Life on the Rocks
Finding Meaning in Addiction and Recovery

by Peg O'Connor

  • Publisher : Central Recovery Press, LLC
  • Release : 2015-12-21
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN : 1942094035
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Addiction and recovery are, at their core, about the meaning of life. Life on the Rocks is the first book to address addiction and recovery from a Western philosophical perspective, offering a powerful set of tools sharpened over millennia. It introduces some of the core concepts and vexing questions of philosophy to help addicts and those affected by their addiction examine and perhaps transform the meaning they make of their lives. Without assuming any familiarity with philosophy, Dr. O’Connor illuminates issues all addicts and their loved ones face: self-identity, moral responsibility, self-knowledge and self-deception, free will and determinism, fatalism, the nature of God, and their relations to others. Life on the Rocks is an indispensable guide to the deeply philosophical concerns at the heart of every addict’s struggle. Peg O’Connor, PhD, is professor of philosophy and gender, women, and sexuality studies at Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota. She is the author of the popular Psychology Today blog “Philosophy Stirred, Not Shaken” and contributor to the Pro Talk series at Rehabs.com.

The Positive Psychology of Meaning and Addiction Recovery

The Positive Psychology of Meaning and Addiction Recovery
A Book

by Lilian C. J. Wong,Geoffrey R. Thompson,Paul T. P. Wong

  • Publisher : Purpose Research
  • Release : 2013-08
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN : 9780982427828
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This is a rare collection of papers by leading authorities on addiction recovery. The distinguished list of contributors includes Alan Marlatt, George Vaillant, Stanton Peele, Jaak Panksepp, and Scott Tonigan. Although each represents different theoretical perspectives of addiction and recovery, all see recovery as more than mere abstinence. The first half of this book contains addresses from the Fourth International Meaning Conference, which focused on meaning and addiction. The second half of this volume uniquely focuses on the positive psychology of meaning and spirituality as an answer for addiction. The existential dilemmas of meaninglessness, boredom, and anxieties often trigger cravings for substance abuse. Geoffrey Thompson and Paul T. P. Wong articulate that only a personally meaningful life is powerful enough to overcome addictive cravings and satisfy the deep-seated human yearnings for happiness and meaning. Ken Hart connects the spiritual underpinnings of Alcoholics Anonymous to the New Thought movement and transpersonal psychology. This edited volume offers practical resources not only for addiction counselors and treatment centers, but also for college and university professors who teach addiction studies. Instead of focusing on coping skills and cognitive-behavioral strategies, a holistic approach emphasizes fulfilling the human needs for well-being, meaningful living, and self-transcendence. "This book is transformative, renewing a sense of aliveness and community from the deadness of addiction." -Brent Potter, PhD, author, Elements of Self-Destruction "This bracing volume offers an open-minded and open-hearted exploration of many key issues touching addiction and its treatment, from grief and loss to meaning and spirituality. It ranges far beyond the narrow and limiting confines of the usual reductionist perspectives." -Gabor Mate, MD, author, In The Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters With Addiction "Perhaps one of the most important additions in years in the literature on the intersection between existential and positive psychology, and its application for substance abuse disorders." -Alexander Batthyany, PhD, International Academy of Philosophy in the Principality of Liechtenstein; University of Vienna; Director, Viktor Frankl Institute, Austria; principal editor, Collected Works of Viktor Frankl (14 volumes)."

Recover!

Recover!
Stop Thinking Like an Addict and Reclaim Your Life with The PERFECT Program

by Stanton Peele,Ilse Thompson

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2014-02-04
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0738216763
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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For decades you've been told that addiction is an irreversible disease, a biological force over which you have no control. That defeatist message not only is without scientific foundation, but actually prevents your overcoming addiction. Now, world-renowned addiction expert Stanton Peele demystifies addiction and offers a groundbreaking program that puts at your disposal what does work in treatment and recovery. For four decades, Dr. Peele has challenged our understanding of addiction and recovery. He has developed approaches that break the cycle of addiction and empower us to take control of our lives--including understanding that we are able to direct our own brains to change. In Recover! Dr. Peele's PERFECT Program takes you through the key concepts of mindfulness--that is, your ability to detach from your addictive experience and to see that it is not who you are--combined with the Buddhist idea of loving kindness, or self-acceptance. It's an easily grasped, yet multifaceted program that allows your true self to overcome your addictive urges. Instead of focusing on what's wrong with you, the PERFECT Program will help you discover, embrace, and build your recovery on what's already right about you. Combining the best evidence-based treatments with the mindful use of meditation, Recover! presents a life-transforming philosophy for freeing yourself from addiction forever.

7 Tools to Beat Addiction

7 Tools to Beat Addiction
A New Path to Recovery from Addictions of Any Kind: Smoking, Alcohol, Food, Drugs, Gambling, Sex, Love

by Stanton Peele. Ph.D., J.D.

  • Publisher : Harmony
  • Release : 2007-12-18
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0307419630
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Whether you are battling drugs, nicotine, alcohol, food, shopping, sex, or gambling, this hands-on, practical guide will help you overcome addiction of any kind. If you or a loved one are struggling with addiction but do not find that twelve-step or other treatment programs work for you, 7 Tools to Beat Addiction can help. Internationally recognized expert Dr. Stanton Peele presents a program for addiction recovery based on research and clinical study and grounded in science. His program utilizes proven methods that people actually use to overcome addiction, with or without treatment. 7 Tools to Beat Addiction offers in-depth, interactive exercises that show you how to outgrow destructive habits by putting together the building blocks for a balanced, fulfilling, responsible life. Dr. Peele’s approach is founded on the following tools: • Values • Motivation • Rewards • Resources • Support • Maturity • Higher Goals This no-nonsense guide will put you in charge of your own recovery.

What's Wrong with Addiction?

What's Wrong with Addiction?
A Book

by Helen Keane

  • Publisher : Melbourne University Publish
  • Release : 2002
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN : 9780522849912
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Drug Dependence

Drug Dependence
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1969-07
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Mothers, Addiction and Recovery

Mothers, Addiction and Recovery
Finding Meaning Through the Journey

by Wendy E. Peterson,Laura Lynne Armstrong,Michelle Foulkes

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2018
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN : 9781772581683
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This anthology is a collection of personal accounts, research, treatment approaches and policy commentary exploring women's experiences of mothering in the context of addiction. Individual chapters focus on a variety of addictions during pregnancy or mothering including misuse of substances, food and smartphones. A central theme of the book is the meaning of women's maternal identity as key to recovery. Part I focusses on women's lived experiences of mothering through their addiction and recovery. The chapters in part II report findings from studies that have prioritized the perspective of mothers living with addiction. In Part III of this collection, we expand our view of addiction and turn to approaches for supporting mothers of daughters with eating disorders and prevention of smartphone addiction. In part IV, contributors expand on the themes of harm reduction and restorative, healing approaches to the treatment of mothers' addictions that have echoed throughout the chapters of this book. The anthology concludes with a gendered analysis and critique of addiction programs and policy.

Code of Federal Regulations

Code of Federal Regulations
1985-1999

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1985
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Special edition of the Federal Register, containing a codification of documents of general applicability and future effect ... with ancillaries.

Overcoming Addictions

Overcoming Addictions
The Spiritual Solution

by Deepak Chopra

  • Publisher : Harmony
  • Release : 1997
  • Pages : 136
  • ISBN : 9780609600344
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Drawing on the spiritual principles of Ayurveda, the author offers a mind-body approach to overcoming a destructive dependency on drugs, alcohol, caffeine, nicotine, or other substances

Addiction Trajectories

Addiction Trajectories
A Book

by Eugene Raikhel,William Garriott

  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release : 2013-04-18
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 0822395878
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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

Love and Addiction

Love and Addiction
A Book

by Stanton Peele,Archie Brodsky

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2014-05
  • Pages : 326
  • ISBN : 9780985387228
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In Love and Addiction, published 40 years ago and sold as a mass-market paperback on love, Stanton Peele and Archie Brodsky laid out every major issue confronting the addiction field today. This pioneering classic, which was excerpted in Cosmopolitan and spawned the codependence movement, is the first-and still the definitive-book on addictive love. But it is much more than that; it is the book that explains why addiction is not what we think it is. Love and Addiction focuses on dependent love relationships to explore what both love and addiction really are-psychologically, socially, and culturally. Addiction is an overgrown, dependent, destructive relationship. Love is the opposite, a sharing, growth-inspiring one. The authors' analysis makes clear that an addiction is an experience that takes on meaning and power in light of a person's needs, desires, beliefs, expectations, and fears. By showing how addiction grows out of ordinary human experience, Peele and Brodsky offer a liberating understanding of all addictions-to alcohol, drugs, tobacco, food, gambling, shopping, electronic media, sex, or love. In 1975, Love and Addiction boldly proposed ideas whose truth is only now being recognized: Addiction is not limited to drugs, and drugs are not necessarily addictive. AA's 12 steps are not the last word in addiction treatment. On the contrary, practically oriented addiction treatments are more effective. The goal of addiction treatment and recovery is not abstinence to the exclusion of all else, but to build a life that rules out addiction. Love is the opposite of the self-protective constriction of addiction; it is the expansion of your spirit with another human being. Remarkably, all of these issues-the widespread application of the addiction diagnosis, the limited value of AA and its disease theory, the possibility that people can continue using but still eliminate addiction (harm reduction)-are as hotly debated today as when Peele and Brodsky first analyzed addiction forty years ago. Most remarkably of all, the answers Peele and Brodsky arrived at in Love and Addiction are only now being embraced by progressive thinkers in the field. "Destined to become a classic " Psychology Today proclaimed in 1975. Rereading Love and Addiction 35 years later, addiction researcher Rowdy Yates wrote that the book "still reads absolutely true as an understanding of addictive behavior." Reading today this clairvoyant analysis of the most challenging issues we face in the twenty-first century-the meaning of love and the cure for addiction-you will recognize both the current relevance and enduring value of Love and Addiction, now reissued with a new (2015) Authors' Preface, the Authors' Preface written for the 1991 paperback reissue, and a brief new introduction to each chapter. Otherwise, nothing has been changed in the original book.

Drug Addiction Syndrome in University Students

Drug Addiction Syndrome in University Students
A Book

by Wasim Kausar

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 450
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Drugs and Sex

Drugs and Sex
A Book

by Weldon L. Witters,Patricia Jones-Witters

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1975
  • Pages : 459
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Music Therapy and Addictions

Music Therapy and Addictions
A Book

by David Aldridge,Joerg Fachner

  • Publisher : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • Release : 2010-04-15
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 9780857002945
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Recent studies show that music can reach the parts of the human brain that are linked to addiction, and can function as an integral part of recovery. This research-based, practical book demonstrates how music and music therapy can be applied in a variety of treatment settings to bring about therapeutic change. Addictions such as alcohol, gambling and drugs are all covered in this interdisciplinary text, and chapters explore everything from the meaning of music in the lives of addicts to devising music therapy programs, enhancing coping strategies and preventing relapse. Lifestyle issues are also considered, along with the role of therapeutic communities, and connections in the brain between addiction, music, memory and emotion. The strategies outlined are relevant to addicts and recovering addicts of all ages. This book will be of interest to music therapists, substance abuse counsellors, and anybody else interested in the relationship between music and addiction and the therapeutic use of music.

Addiction

Addiction
Opposing Viewpoints

by Jennifer A. Hurley

  • Publisher : Greenhaven Press, Incorporated
  • Release : 2000
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Discusses the two contrasting perspectives on addiction, biological vs. behavioral, and offers opposing views on treatment and government policies

The International Journal of the Addictions

The International Journal of the Addictions
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1995
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Dissertation Abstracts International

Dissertation Abstracts International
The sciences and engineering. B

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1976
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The British Journal of Inebriety (alcoholism and Drug Addiction)

The British Journal of Inebriety (alcoholism and Drug Addiction)
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1931
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Addiction, Quality Choice, and the Demand for Alcohol

Addiction, Quality Choice, and the Demand for Alcohol
A Book

by William Christopher Kerr

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1997
  • Pages : 218
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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