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Romancing Opiates Theodore Dalrymple

Romancing Opiates By Theodore Dalrymple

Romancing Opiates by Theodore Dalrymple

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Shows that doctors, psychologists and social workers, all of them uncritically accepting addicts' descriptions of addiction, have employed literary myths in constructing an equal and opposite myth of quasi-treatment. This work also shows that addiction is not a disease, but a response to personal and existential problems.

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Romancing Opiates: Pharmacological Lies and the Addiction Bureaucracy by Theodore Dalrymple

For hundreds of years, addiction to drugs has seemed dangerous but with a hint of glamour. Addicts are a mystery to those who have never been one. They are presumed to be in touch with profound enlightenments of which non-addicts are ignorant. Theodore Dalrymple shows that doctors, psychologists, and social workers have always known these drug addictions to be false! They have created these myths to build lucrative method of expensive quasi-treatment.

About Theodore Dalrymple

Theodore Dalrymple is a psychiatrist and prison doctor who believes that everything most people know about opiate addiction.

Table of Contents

Introduction; Lies! Lies! Lies!; The Literature of Exaggeration and Self-Dramatisation; The Show Must Go On; A Short Anthology of Nonsense; Index.

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Romancing Opiates: Pharmacological Lies and the Addiction Bureaucracy by Theodore Dalrymple
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Encounter Books,USA
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