Addiction is a Choice

Addiction is a Choice

By: Jeffrey A. Schaler (author)Paperback

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Description

Written for both lay and professional readers, this book offers new approaches to understanding addiction and the public policies necessary to successfully battle its detrimental effects on society. The author explains why current policies are ineffective and how they fail to cure the "problem." He argues that they actually encourage addiction by allowing people to feel blameless for the consequences of their choices.

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Contents

The Nature of Addiction; How the "Helpless" View of Addiction Hurts Addicts; Why Addiction is Not a Disease; Addiction Treatment Providers - Who They Are and What They Believe; Addiction and Spiritual Thinking; Addiction Ideology as a Cult; Selling Water by the River - The Project MATCH Cover-Up; Addiction Treatment and Free Speech; How to Help Addicts.

Product Details

  • publication date: 21/12/1999
  • ISBN13: 9780812694048
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9780812694048
  • weight: 285
  • ISBN10: 081269404X

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