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Drug Addiction & Substance Abuse

  • The Biology of Desireby Marc Lewis

    Doubleday Canada 2015; US$ 32.00

    Through the vivid, true stories of five people who journeyed into and out of addiction, a renowned neuroscientist explains why the ?disease model? of addiction is wrong and illuminates the path to recovery. The psychiatric establishment and rehab industry in the Western world have branded addiction a brain disease, based on evidence that brains change... more...

  • The Biology of Desireby Marc Lewis

    PublicAffairs 2015; US$ 26.99

    The psychiatric establishment in the Western world has unanimously branded addiction a brain disease. And the idea that an addict has an incurable illness, as opposed to a contemptible moral weakness, has served an historically important role in changing how addiction is understood, researched, and treated throughout the world. But as renowned... more...

  • Shaping Global Health Policyby Alexandra Kaasch

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    Using an approach that combines transnational and comparative social policy analysis with international relations, this book assesses various global social policy actors and compares their ideas and prescriptions about national health care systems. It highlights the importance of considering health policies across multiple scales. more...

  • Rethinking Excessive Habits and Addictive Behaviorsby Tony Bevacqua

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 37.99

    Breaking new ground, Tony Bevacqua asks us to rethink the way we talk about and treat addictive behaviors. By examining our outdated notions about "addiction," Bevacqua offers an alternative perspective to the conventional one-size-fits-all mind-set. more...

  • Über den Tod verfügenby Celia Spoden

    transcript 2015; US$ 36.36

    aie japanische Debatte zu Patientenverfügungen ist eng mit den Entwicklungen in den USA und Europa verknüpft. Sie wird unter juristischen, medizinischen oder philosophischen Gesichtspunkten geführt - die Perspektive derjenigen aber, die eine Patientenverfügung verfasst haben, bleibt dabei häufig unberücksichtigt. Celia Spoden füllt diese Forschungslücke... more...

  • Framing Drug Useby John L. Fitzgerald

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    This book examines the forces that shape psychoactive drug use. The approach, informed by poststructuralist semiotics, culture, phenomenology and contemporary theories of affect, illuminates the connections between drugs, bodies, space, economy and crime. more...

  • Challenges of Agingby Cornelius Torp

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    Population ageing is among the most important developments of our time. This book explores the profound challenges faced by an aging world. Leading experts from diverse disciplines describe the fundamental impact demographic aging has on pension systems, on the concepts of retirement and old age, and on the balance of generational justice. more...

  • Women and alcoholby Patsy Staddon

    Policy Press 2015; US$ 42.95

    This research and practice based book considers the social meaning of women?s alcohol use and its treatment, raising concerns about the political role of ?treatment? in making women behave, or to be ?well?. It challenges current policy and practice in the field, and aims to develop a new approach to women?s drinking. more...

  • Hope in Healthby Alan Petersen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    Health professionals have shown a growing interest in the therapeutic value of 'hope' in recent years. However, hope has been examined mainly from psychological and biomedical perspectives. Importantly, Hope in Health explores how hope manifests and is sustained in various arenas of health, medicine and healthcare. more...

  • Loving Our Addicted Daughters Back to Lifeby Linda Dahl

    Central Recovery Press, LLC 2015; US$ 16.95

    The first book to address crucial factors in the diagnosis and treatment of young, addicted women, written especially for parents. more...