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
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