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Understanding Addiction as Self Medication : Finding Hope Behind the Pain (Hardcover)

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Too often addiction is perceived to be merely a moral weakness or purely a brain disease, ignoring the deep personal pain that can permeate the lives of the addicted. Doctors Khantzian and Albanese see addictions primarily as a kind of self-medication that can temporarily soothe anxiety or pain, but that ultimately wreaks havoc on the lives and health of both the addicted and their loved ones. With practical advice, compelling case studies, and nuanced theory drawn from years of clinical practice, this book looks at the underlying reasons behind many addictions and provides a pathway to hope.

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Publisher Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
Mfg Part# 9780742561373
SKU 208086799
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0742561372
Release Date 10/30/2008
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0157
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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