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The Psychology Of Addiction : Contemporary Psychology, Vol 10 - Mary McMurran

The Psychology Of Addiction

Contemporary Psychology, Vol 10

Paperback Published: 20th September 1994
ISBN: 9780748401888
Number Of Pages: 182

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This text provides a comprehensive overview of psychological approaches to understanding addictions. Without denying the importance of biological Factors, Emphasis Is Placed More Upon Social, Psychological And Emotional factors as is necessary to a complete understanding of addiction. Within this framework, an addiction is not limited to substance-based behaviours such as drinking alcohol, smoking or drug use. Although these important areas are covered, a wider perspective is taken to include behavioural addictions such as gambling, violence and joy riding. Finally, prevention approaches are discussed with reference to the public health model which encompasses issues relating to the agent, the host and the environment. A list of resources and references is provided for those wishing to obtain further information.; Written in a jargon-free style, The Psychology of Addiction is aimed at students at the beginning of their courses. It should also be a valuable resource for professionals: nurses, social workers, police and probation officers and medical students, who often encounter the problems described in the book.

Addiction - Misconduct and Disease
Psychological Approaches to Addiction
Initiation and Maintenance
Dependence
Change
Prevention
Postscript
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ISBN: 9780748401888
ISBN-10: 0748401881
Series: Contemporary Psychology, Vol 10
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 182
Published: 20th September 1994
Publisher: TAYLOR & FRANCIS
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1

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