Journalist Jenny Valentish investigates the female experience of drugs and alcohol, using her own story to light the way.
Her travels around Australia take her to treatment facilities and AA groups. Mining the expertise of leading researchers, she explores the early predictors of addiction, such as childhood trauma and temperament, and teenage impulsivity. Drawing on neuroscience, she explains why other self-destructive behaviours – such as eating disorders, compulsive buying and high-risk sex – can be interchangeable with problematic substance use.
In Woman of Substances, Valentish explores:
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I bought this book because the mother of my children suffers from Meth amphetamine addiction . It has ruined her life . I wanted to see what turns people this way , why can't people say no . I was also looking for some pointers on impulsive behaviours in children and what we can do to help them steer away from substance abuse .
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 29th May 2017
Publisher: Black Inc.
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.2 x 15.4 x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.43