Download PDF by Marion Bowers, Robert Hale, Heather Wood: Addictive States of Mind

By Marion Bowers, Robert Hale, Heather Wood

ISBN-10: 1780490054

ISBN-13: 9781780490052

"Perversion is taken to intend various things inside psychoanalytic discourse. during this ebook the authors view perversions, now not by way of particular behaviours, yet as one of those blueprint for item kinfolk. whereas perversions could contain a quest for pleasure via intercourse, medications or playing, for instance, the focal point this is at the underlying incapacity--or certainly every now and then refusal--to relate to the opposite as become independent from the self and never as a narcissistic appendage. it's the anxieties aroused through intimacy and relatedness that force the pursuit of ecstasy and pleasure. Psychoanalytic pondering can assist multidisciplinary groups to face again and reply to the addictive mind set in humane and containing ways in which should not collusive. This publication therefore presents wealthy foodstuff for proposal not just for the person practitioner but in addition for these accountable for shaping companies for addicted individuals."
-- Alessandra Lemma, from the Preface

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Criminal history: drug/non-drug related, imprisonment—longest sentence, violent/non-violent. Complications of drug use » Physical: for example, sharing of injecting equipment, sexual risk factors can lead to HIV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C; liver cirrhosis with alcohol. » Psychological: often difficult to separate cause and effect—needs a very thorough history, if possible with a friend or relative of the person. g. sharing a flat with other drug users, no electricity or gas, not receiving appropriate benefits).

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