By Katherine van Wormer, Diane Rae Davis
Dependancy therapy covers the organic, mental, and social elements of alcoholism, consuming issues, compulsive playing, and different addictions. First-person narratives in regards to the adventure of habit offer you a realism and intensity of analysis now not often present in textbooks. furthermore, you are going to research issues that curiosity you, similar to the case opposed to so-called underage consuming legislation, to teach you the significance of lowering the damage of any addictive habit.
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Seeking help is rare among substance misusers until the problems are overwhelming, probably due to the stringent and off-putting requirements of traditional substance abuse treatment. All of these arguments, pragmatic as opposed to dogmatic, have been introduced to America through international conferences and exchanges. Similarly, the Twelve-Step-based 26 chapter 1 treatment program has made inroads in Europe, especially in private clinics, where its success with a certain type of client—extraverted, severely addicted, structure seeking—is reminiscent of the American experience.
It was a short road from ‘‘like a disease’’ to ‘‘a disease,’’ one with vast political and medical connotations. , codependence) has been pronounced. ’’ This movement away from the disease models carries some risk of ‘‘throwing the baby out with the bath water,’’ of turning the clock back on treatment availability. Disregarding the political aspects for the moment, let us draw upon the dictionary deﬁnition of disease. Disease 1. (Middle English) A pathological condition of a part, organ, or system of an organism resulting from various causes, such as infections, genetic defect.
What really matters most,’’ continues Leshner (2006), ‘‘is whether or not a drug causes what we now know to be the essence of addiction, namely, the uncontrollable compulsive drug craving, seeking, and use, even in the face of negative health and social consequences’’ (pp. 2–3). The social component in addiction relates to where as opposed to why: Where does the addictive activity take place and where is the impact felt? The peer group and family may be involved, respectively. One factor we should never lose sight of is social class.
Addiction Treatment: A Strengths Perspective , Second Edition by Katherine van Wormer, Diane Rae Davis