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Addiction, a very short introduction, Keith Humphreys

Label
Addiction, a very short introduction, Keith Humphreys
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 109-113) and index
Illustrations
illustrationsmaps
Index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Addiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Oclc number
1382530684
Responsibility statement
Keith Humphreys
Series statement
Very short introductions, 724
Sub title
a very short introduction
Summary
"Addiction is a topic that straddles public and personal interests; societal and criminal justice issues; and family, social, and medical responses. It is a continuing area of uncertainty and concern for society and trained professionals. This Very Short Introduction presents the basic facts about addiction: what it is, how and why it develops, how it is treated, and how society can respond to it. Keith Humphreys considers why some people become addicted and others do not, what treatments work and why, and how laws and regulations about drugs affect the frequency and experience of addiction"--, Back cover
Table Of Contents
Preface: the tragedy and mystery of addiction -- Acknowledgments -- List of illustrations -- 1. Understanding the terrain -- 2. The nature of addiction -- 3. Causes of addiction -- 4. Recovery and treatment -- 5. Cultural and public policy approaches to addiction -- 6. The future of addiction -- References -- Further reading -- Index
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