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Power, powerlessness and addiction

Author: Jim Orford
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Jim Orford argues that power and powerlessness have been neglected in addiction studies. He covers the disempowering nature of addiction, effects on family and others, social resources and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Orford
ISBN: 9781107034761 1107034760 9781107610095 1107610095
OCLC Number: 936195247
Notes: Comprend un index.
Description: xv, 261 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Powerful connections: three examples of addiction --
How addiction erodes free agency --
Addiction subordinates the interests of family members and friends --
Inequality in the power to resist addiction --
Power and powerlessness in the addiction supply industries --
Reasserting control and power in the process of change and treatment --
Facing up to the power of addiction and those who benefit from it.
Responsibility: Jim Orford.

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