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Addiction as an attachment disorder

Author: Philip J Flores
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Jason Aronson, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Addiction is a disorder in self-regulation. Individuals who become dependent on addictive substances cannot regulate their emotions, self-care, self-esteem, and relationships.


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip J Flores
ISBN: 0765703378 9780765703378
OCLC Number: 1016233480
Awards: Winner of Gradiva Award Winner 2005.
Description: 345 p.
Contents: Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Addiction as an Attachment Disorder Chapter 3 Substance Abuse as a Consequence of and Solution for Impaired Attachment Relationships Chapter 4 Attachment Theory: Implications for Treatment Chapter 5 Addiction: An Attempt at Self-Repair that Fails Chapter 6 Neurophysiology and Attachment Chapter 7 Avoidant Society: Cultural Roots of Impaired Attachment Chapter 8 Rules for Effective Treatment: An Attachment Perspective Chapter 9 Early Treatment: Creating the Capacity for Attachment Chapter 10 Late-Stage Treatment Issues Chapter 11 Attachment and Group Therapy Chapter 12 Attachment and the Therapeutic Alliance Chapter 13 Addiction and Attachment-Oriented Therapy: Long-Term Implications Chapter 14 Conclusions Chapter 15 References
Responsibility: Philip J. Flores.


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This text excels in its discussion of how attachment theory informs the therapeutic alliance (what some would call 'professional use of self') and in explaining how and why therapy works. * Read more...

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