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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)

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)

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 £28.49 (RRP : £29.99 save £1.50)

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)

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)

Essential Papers on Addiction

Essential Papers on Addiction

Edited by Daniel L. Yalisove

  • Paperback £27.99

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

Understanding and Treating Sex and Pornography Addiction: A comprehensive guide for people who struggle with sex addiction and those who want to help them

Understanding and Treating Sex and Pornography Addiction: A comprehensive guide for people who struggle with sex addiction and those who want to help them

by Paula Hall

  • Paperback £19.99

Understanding and Treating Sex and Pornography Addiction demonstrates why people's lives are being destroyed by compulsive sexual behaviour and what we can do to help them. The book examines the... (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)

Transforming Addiction: Gender, Trauma, Transdisciplinarity

Transforming Addiction: Gender, Trauma, Transdisciplinarity

Edited by Lorraine Greaves, Nancy Poole

  • Paperback £46.99

Addiction is a complex problem that requires more nuanced responses. Transforming Addiction advances addictions research and treatment by promoting transdisciplinary collaboration, the integration of... (more)

Overcoming Problematic Alcohol and Drug Use: A Guide for Beginning the Change Process

Overcoming Problematic Alcohol and Drug Use: A Guide for Beginning the Change Process

by Jeremy M. Linton

  • Print £24.99

"Overcoming Problematic Alcohol and Drug Use" is a workbook for use with clients in treatment, informed by the most current research and literature in the substance abuse field. The book introduces a... (more)

The Subject of Addiction: Psychoanalysis and The Administration of Enjoyment

The Subject of Addiction: Psychoanalysis and The Administration of Enjoyment

by Rik Loose

  • Paperback £44.99
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Drugs and drug use are an integral part of human culture. Yet we know hardly anything about drugs, at least not the kind of knowledge that would help us to understand how drugs affect people and how... (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)

Over the Influence: The Harm Reduction Guide to Controlling Your Drug and Alcohol Use: Second Edition

Over the Influence: The Harm Reduction Guide to Controlling Your Drug and Alcohol Use: Second Edition

by Patt Denning, Jeannie Little

  • Paperback £12.99

"Just say no" just doesn't work for everyone. Presenting a powerful alternate to abstinence-only addictions treatments, this empathic, nonjudgmental resource has already helped many thousands set and... (more)

Overcoming Sex Addiction: A Self Help Guide

Overcoming Sex Addiction: A Self Help Guide

by Thaddeus Birchard

  • Paperback £21.99

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)

Women, Girls, and Addiction: Celebrating the Feminine in Counseling Treatment and Recovery

Women, Girls, and Addiction: Celebrating the Feminine in Counseling Treatment and Recovery

by Cynthia A. Briggs, Jennifer L. Pepperell

  • Paperback £36.99

Women, Girls, and Addiction is the first book on the efficacy of treatment approaches and interventions that are tailored to working with addicted women, and the first publication of any kind to... (more)

Addiction as an Attachment Disorder

Addiction as an Attachment Disorder

by Philip J. Flores

  • Paperback £41.00

'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)

Your Drug May be Your Problem: How and Why to Stop Taking Psychiatric Medications

Your Drug May be Your Problem: How and Why to Stop Taking Psychiatric Medications

by Peter R. Breggin, David Cohen

  • Paperback £11.99

From Ativan to Zoloft, Effexor to Prozac, this work describes at the dangers of psychiatric medication, and offers guidance on how to safely stop taking them.When first published in 1999, "Your Drug... (more)

Seeking Safety: A Treatment Manual for PTSD and Substance Abuse

Seeking Safety: A Treatment Manual for PTSD and Substance Abuse

by Lisa M. Najavits

  • Paperback £45.99

This much-needed manual presents the first empirically studied, integrative treatment approach developed specifically for PTSD and substance abuse. For persons with this prevalent and... (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 £84.00

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)

Cognitive Therapy of Substance Abuse

Cognitive Therapy of Substance Abuse

Edited by Aaron T. Beck, Cory F. Newman

  • Print £34.99

Cognitive therapy offers a well-documented and cost-effective psychosocial treatment model for working with substance abuse disorders. Comprehensive and accessible, this volume clearly details 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 £29.99

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)

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)

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