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The fix : how addiction is invading our lives and taking over your world

Author: Damian Thompson
Publisher: London : Collins, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Addictions to iphones, painkillers, cupcakes, alcohol and sex are taking over our lives. Our most casual daily habits can quickly become obsessions that move beyond our control. Damian Thompson, who has himself struggled with a range of addictions, argues that human desire is in the process of being reshaped. Shunning the concept of addiction as disease, he shows how manufacturers are producing substances like  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Damian Thompson
ISBN: 9780007436101 0007436106
OCLC Number: 810945977
Notes: Originally published: 2012.
Description: vii, 279 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Cupcakes, iPhones and Vicodin --
Is addiction really a 'disease?' --
What the brain tells us (and what it doesn't) --
Enter the fix --
Why cake is the new coke --
Happy hour --
Drugstore cowboys --
Gaming, the new gambling --
Rediscovering porn --
Deliver us from temptation.
Responsibility: Damian Thompson.
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'Blackly funny, intellectually serious and compellingly readable.' FIVE STARS - MICHAEL GOVE, Mail on Sunday 'Fleet-footed, frighteningly up-to-date ... an argument with real force and substance' - Read more...

 
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