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Myth of Addiction By John Booth Davies

Myth of Addiction by John Booth Davies

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This work argues that current attitudes towards drug misuse are inaccurate and harmful. It examines how addictive behaviour may be a form of learned helplessness, not an effect caused by narcotic intake.

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Myth of Addiction: Second Edition by John Booth Davies

First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Myth of Addiction Reviews

..."Challenging, readable and often insightful..."
-Richard Eiser of "Times Higher Educational Supplement
..."The most challenging book to have appeared in the field of addiction studies in many years."
-Nick Heather of Centre for Alcohol & Drug Studies, UK
"I believe that all who work in one way or another in addiction would benefit from reading this book."
-Robert West of "British Journal of Addiction

Table of Contents

Attribution Theory: Explaining Explanation
Attribution Theory and Attributional Research
Volitional and Non-Volitional Explanations
Addiction, Withdrawals and Craving
Pharmacology and Compulsion
The Problem of "Addictive Substances"
Disease as the Preferred Explanation for "Badness"
The Nature of Evidence: Methodological Problems
Attribution: A Dynamic Approach to How People Explain Their Actions
Functional Explanations for Drug Use
A Context for Drug Problems

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Myth of Addiction: Second Edition by John Booth Davies
Used - Very Good
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