The Psychology of Addiction

Author(s) : Jenny Svanberg

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The Psychology of Addiction

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : March 2018
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 128
  • Category :
    Popular Psychology
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  • Catalogue No : 93422
  • ISBN 13 : 9781138207288
  • ISBN 10 : 1138207284

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This accessible book takes a psychological approach to understanding addiction. It considers key questions and myths surrounding addition such as `how do people get hooked?' and `can you recover from addiction?' Using examples from popular culture, the book also draws on psychological and neuroscientific theories and sets addiction in a social context, comparing drug addiction with other types such as gambling and sex. It goes on to consider addiction recovery and different therapies such as mindfulness, suggesting a compassionate approach to understanding addiction may lead to changes in drug policy. It will be of interest to anyone looking for a psychological understanding of addiction.

About the Author(s)

Jenny Svanberg is the Consultant Clinical Psychologist at Forth Valley Substance Misuse Service, Scotland, UK, and was previously Principal Clinical Psychologist at the ARBD Service, Glasgow, UK.

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