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Myth of Addiction

Second Edition, 1st Edition

By John Booth Davies


192 pages

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First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


"…Challenging, readable and often insightful.." -- Richard Eiser of Times Higher Educational Supplement

"…The most challenging book to have appeared in the field of addiction studies in many years." -- Nick Heather of Centre for Alcohol & Drug Studies, UK

"I believe that all who work in one way or another in addiction would benefit from reading this book." -- Robert West of British Journal of Addiction

Table of Contents

Attribution Theory: Explaining Explanation

Attribution Theory and Attributional Research

Volitional and Non-Volitional Explanations

Addiction, Withdrawals and Craving

Pharmacology and Compulsion

The Problem of "Addictive Substances"

Disease as the Preferred Explanation for "Badness"

The Nature of Evidence: Methodological Problems

Attribution: A Dynamic Approach to How People Explain Their Actions

Functional Explanations for Drug Use

A Context for Drug Problems

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychopathology / Addiction