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Diseasing of America : how we allowed recovery zealots and the treatment industry to convince us we are out of control

Author: Stanton Peele
Publisher: San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, [1999?]
Edition/Format:   Book : English : [Pbk. ed.]View all editions and formats
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A Controversial Argument Against the Disease Theory of Addiction There is absolutely no proven scientific evidence supporting the misconception that substance abuse and other addictions are  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stanton Peele
ISBN: 0787946435 9780787946432
OCLC Number: 39605271
Notes: Previously published as 1st Lexington Books Pbk. ed.: New York : Lexington Books, 1995.
Description: xiv, 321 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Why addiction is not a disease : and why we should care that it not be treated as such --
Alcoholism in America : how we discovered that alcohol is addictive and that so many people are alcoholics --
Who says what the truths about alcoholism are? --
Transforming the addict into a role model, and the person into an addict --
The Addiction treatment industry --
What is addiction, and how do people get it? : values, intentions. self-restraint, and environments --
How people quit addictions, usually on their own --
Our confusion over law, mortality, and addiction --
How we lost control of our world --
Creating a world worth living in : community, efficacy, and values.
Responsibility: by Stanton Peele ; with a new preface.

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"A courageous indictment of the destructive mindset that all deviant behavior is a disease. Peele offers mindful alternatives to those suffering from addictions and to professionals seeking to help Read more...

 
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