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In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction

In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction

by Gabor Mate

  • Paperback £10.99

To heal addiction, you have to go back to the start...

Featured on Russell Brand's podcast Under the Skin

Dr Gabor Mate is one of the world's most revered thinkers on the psychology of... (more)

Sexual Addiction: Psychoanalytic Concepts and the Art of Supervision

Sexual Addiction: Psychoanalytic Concepts and the Art of Supervision

by Vamik D. Volkan

  • Paperback £17.99

Vamik D. Volkan recounts the story of Judy, a woman attempting to solve her early life deprivations through non-chemical addiction. He provides an understanding of the psychology behind such an... (more)

Psychodynamic Approaches for Treatment of Drug Abuse and Addiction: Theory and Treatment

Psychodynamic Approaches for Treatment of Drug Abuse and Addiction: Theory and Treatment

by David Potik

  • Paperback £26.09 (RRP : £28.99 save £2.90)
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This book provides clinicians and students with insights on the use of psychodynamic therapy to treat drug abuse and addiction, combining theory with clinical case material.

The perspectives of... (more)

Lacan and Addiction: An Anthology

Lacan and Addiction: An Anthology

Edited by Yael Goldman Baldwin, Kareen R. Malone

  • Paperback £32.99

With chapters from Rik Loose, Fabian Naparstek, Patricia Gherovici, Bruce Fink, Thomos Svolos and many others, the anthology is for people interested in the topic of addictions, or in Lacanian... (more)

Beyond the Primal Addiction: Food, Sex, Gambling, Internet Shopping and Work

Beyond the Primal Addiction: Food, Sex, Gambling, Internet Shopping and Work

Edited by Nina Savelle-Rocklin, Salman Akhtar

  • Paperback £31.34 (RRP : £32.99 save £1.65)

Written by experienced practitioners in the fields of addiction and psychoanalysis, and illustrated by a range of moving vignettes, this groundbreaking book examines the psychological foundations of... (more)

Addictive States of Mind

Addictive States of Mind

Edited by Marion Bower, Robert Hale

  • Paperback £32.99

'Perversion is taken to mean different things within psychoanalytic discourse. In this book the authors view perversions, not in terms of specific behaviours, but as a type of blueprint for object... (more)

Addictions From an Attachment Perspective: Do Broken Bonds and Early Trauma Lead to Addictive Behaviours?

Addictions From an Attachment Perspective: Do Broken Bonds and Early Trauma Lead to Addictive Behaviours?

Edited by Richard Gill

  • Paperback £22.99

This outstanding book is an important collection of papers from the 2013 John Bowlby Memorial Conference by accomplished clinicians from different modalities who share their experience of working... (more)

Treating Trauma and Addiction with the Felt Sense Polyvagal Model: A Bottom-Up Approach

Treating Trauma and Addiction with the Felt Sense Polyvagal Model: A Bottom-Up Approach

by Jan Winhall

  • Paperback £26.99 (RRP : £29.99 save £3.00)

In sharp contrast with the current top-down medicalized method to treating addiction, this book presents the felt sense polyvagal model (FSPM), a paradigm-shifting, bottom-up approach that considers... (more)

Transcending Addiction: An Existential Pathway to Recovery

Transcending Addiction: An Existential Pathway to Recovery

by Ryan Kemp

  • Paperback £28.99

Addiction is often thought about in terms of cause, be that brain chemistry, attachment patterns, or cognitive schemas. But this does not allow an understanding of what addiction ‘is’. It does not... (more)

Carl Jung and Alcoholics Anonymous: The Twelve Steps as a Spiritual Journey of Individuation

Carl Jung and Alcoholics Anonymous: The Twelve Steps as a Spiritual Journey of Individuation

by Ian McCabe

  • Paperback £28.99

“Show me a drunk and I’ll show you someone in search of God”, is a saying that could be derived from Carl Jung. Jung wrote to Bill Wilson, founder of Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.), about his... (more)

Essential Papers on Addiction

Essential Papers on Addiction

Edited by Daniel L. Yalisove

  • Paperback £26.99

Presents the most important writings, and the various sides of the debate on the psychoanalytic understanding and treatment of adddiction. Daniel Yalisove outlines the history of the treatment of... (more)

Understanding Forgiveness and Addiction: Theory, Research, and Clinical Application

Understanding Forgiveness and Addiction: Theory, Research, and Clinical Application

by Jon R. Webb

  • Paperback £35.09 (RRP : £38.99 save £3.90)

This book integrates and synthesizes numerous empirically supported positive psychological constructs and psychotherapeutic theories to help understand addiction and facilitate recovery through the... (more)

The Gambling Establishment: Challenging the Power of the Modern Gambling Industry and its Allies

The Gambling Establishment: Challenging the Power of the Modern Gambling Industry and its Allies

by Jim Orford

  • Paperback £34.99

There are now signs that, after decades of phenomenal growth, the era of unrestrained gambling liberalisation may be coming to an end. However, the power of the Gambling Establishment is formidable,... (more)

Treating Addiction: A Guide for Professionals: Second Edition

Treating Addiction: A Guide for Professionals: Second Edition

by William R. Miller, Alyssa A. Forcehimes

  • Hardback £40.49 (RRP : £44.99 save £4.50)

This widely respected text and practitioner guide, now revised and expanded, provides a roadmap for effective clinical practice with clients with substance use disorders. Specialists and... (more)

Finding Your Best Self, Revised Edition: Recovery from Addiction, Trauma, or Both

Finding Your Best Self, Revised Edition: Recovery from Addiction, Trauma, or Both

by Lisa M Najavits

  • Paperback £11.69 (RRP : £12.99 save £1.30)

Addiction and trauma specialist Lisa Najavits (creator of the evidence-based Seeking Safety treatment model) has trained thousands of therapists in innovative techniques to help people heal and... (more)

Overcoming Sex Addiction: A Self Help Guide

Overcoming Sex Addiction: A Self Help Guide

by Thaddeus Birchard

  • Paperback £22.99

Overcoming Sex Addiction is an accessible self-help guide which uses the principles of cognitive behaviour therapy to help those with problematic or unwanted patterns of sexual behaviour. It is... (more)

Sex Addiction: The Partners' Perspective: A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding and Surviving Sex Addiction for Partners and Those Who Want to Help Them

Sex Addiction: The Partners' Perspective: A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding and Surviving Sex Addiction for Partners and Those Who Want to Help Them

by Paula Hall

  • Paperback £26.99

Sex and pornography addiction are growing problems that devastate the lives of partners as well as sufferers. Sex Addiction: A Partners' Perspective has been written to help partners and those who... (more)

A Clinician's Guide to Working with Problem Gamblers

A Clinician's Guide to Working with Problem Gamblers

Edited by Henrietta Bowden-Jones, Sanju George

  • Paperback £38.99

Problem gambling is a recognised mental disorder and a significant public health issue internationally. A Clinician's Guide to Working with Problem Gamblers introduces the reader to the concept of... (more)

Addiction as an Attachment Disorder

Addiction as an Attachment Disorder

by Philip J. Flores

  • Paperback £43.00

'Addiction is a disorder in self-regulation. Individuals who become dependent on addictive substances cannot regulate their emotions, self-care, self-esteem, and relationships. In this monumental and... (more)

Addiction: Questions and Answers for Counsellors and Therapists

Addiction: Questions and Answers for Counsellors and Therapists

Edited by Bill Reading, Michael Jacobs

  • Paperback £40.50

This text is written in a question-and-answer style, with several types of reader in mind. It is intended primarily as a source of help for established counsellors and therapists, who wish to enhance... (more)

Treatment of alcoholism and other addictions: A self-psychology approach

Treatment of alcoholism and other addictions: A self-psychology approach

by Jerome D. Levin

  • Print £88.00

Deals with the understanding and treatment of alcoholism, one of the most widespread and destructive mental-health problems of our time. Levin systematically applies self-psychology to alcoholism and... (more)

Grief and Addiction: Considering Loss in the Recovery Process

Grief and Addiction: Considering Loss in the Recovery Process

by Julie Bates-Maves

  • Paperback £29.99

Grief and Addiction illuminates the role of grief work in addiction counseling, encouraging counselors to be more comprehensive in their treatment and to increase empathy for what the treatment... (more)

Harm Reduction for Gambling: A Public Health Approach

Harm Reduction for Gambling: A Public Health Approach

Edited by Henrietta Bowden-Jones, Cheryl Dickson

  • Paperback £34.99

This edited volume aims to facilitate the evolution of the new public health approach towards gambling. Bringing together the work of international experts, it gives a current overview of the field,... (more)

Addiction, Attachment, Trauma and Recovery: The Power of Connection

Addiction, Attachment, Trauma and Recovery: The Power of Connection

by Oliver J. Morgan

  • Hardback £27.00

Understanding addiction is no longer just about understanding neurons or genes, broken brain functioning, learning or faulty choices. Oliver J. Morgan provides a fresh take on addiction and recovery... (more)

Leadership in Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention: Insights from Long-Term Advocates

Leadership in Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention: Insights from Long-Term Advocates

Edited by David S. Anderson

  • Paperback £32.99

Leadership in Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention blends the wisdom of numerous long-term professionals addressing drug and alcohol issues with helpful strategies and current science. Organized around... (more)

Counseling Addicted Families: A Sequential Assessment and Treatment Model

Counseling Addicted Families: A Sequential Assessment and Treatment Model

by Gerald A. Juhnke, W. Bryce Hagedorn

  • Paperback £40.99

Counseling Addicted Families: Second Edition, is an up-to-date treatment manual that fosters lasting change for families dealing with addiction and addictive disorders. Focused around the clinically... (more)

Substance Abuse and the Family: Assessment and Treatment

Substance Abuse and the Family: Assessment and Treatment

by Michael D. Reiter

  • Paperback £38.99

In this updated edition of Substance Abuse and the Family, Michael D. Reiter examines addiction through a family systems lens which considers a range of interconnected contexts, such as biology and... (more)

The Complete Family Guide to Addiction: Everything You Need to Know Now to Help Your Loved One and Yourself

The Complete Family Guide to Addiction: Everything You Need to Know Now to Help Your Loved One and Yourself

by Thomas F. Harrison, Hilary Smith Connery

  • Paperback £12.99

If you are struggling to help a loved one recover from addiction--and to cope with the devastating impact on the whole family--you are not alone. But until now, there has been no single book that... (more)

Treating Adolescents with Substance Use Disorders

Treating Adolescents with Substance Use Disorders

by Oscar G. Bukstein

  • Hardback £25.99

From a leading addiction specialist, this highly practical book explores what works in treating adolescents. Oscar G. Bukstein answers the clinician's vital question: "What do I do now?" He describes... (more)

Teen Substance Use, Mental Health and Body Image: Practical Strategies for Support

Teen Substance Use, Mental Health and Body Image: Practical Strategies for Support

by Ian MacDonald

  • Paperback £16.99

A practical, up-to-date resource for schools on substance use. It covers drug and alcohol use, but importantly also tackles newer concerns for schools, such as the use of performance-enhancing drugs... (more)

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