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Understanding addiction as self medication, finding hope behind the pain, Edward J. Khantzian and Mark J. Albanese

Label
Understanding addiction as self medication, finding hope behind the pain, Edward J. Khantzian and Mark J. Albanese
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 149-150) and index
Index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Understanding addiction as self medication
Nature of contents
bibliography
Oclc number
221961159
Responsibility statement
Edward J. Khantzian and Mark J. Albanese
Sub title
finding hope behind the pain
Summary
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.--From publisher description
Table Of Contents
Why the self-medication hypothesis? -- Addiction: disease or disorder -- The SMH and addiction as a problem in self-regulation -- Self-medication hypothesis research: study of affect regulation and drug preference / Jesse J. Suh -- Contexts and models for understanding addiction: a brief overview -- Suffering and self-medication -- Self-medication, psychiatric disorders, and emotional pain -- Trauma and the self-medication hypothesis -- Addiction and the perpetuation of suffering -- Nicotine, marijuana, and the SMH -- Behavioral addictions: does the SMH apply? -- The neurobiology of addiction and the SMH -- How the SMH can guide treatment and recovery
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