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Power, powerlessness and addiction

Author: Jim Orford
Publisher: Cambridge Cambridge University Press 2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First publishedView all editions and formats

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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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Orford
ISBN: 9781107034761 1107034760 9781107610095 1107610095
OCLC Number: 954190470
Accession No: (DE-604)BV043314961
Description: xv, 261 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Powerful connections: three examples of addiction; 2. How addiction erodes free agency; 3. Addiction subordinates the interests of family members and friends; 4. Inequality in the power to resist addiction; 5. Power and powerlessness in the addiction supply industries; 6. Reasserting control and power in the process of change and treatment; 7. Facing up to the power of addiction and those who benefit from it.
Responsibility: Jim Orford.


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'This book brings together Jim Orford's vast knowledge of addiction research and theory and, using the unifying concept of power, it examines the multi-layered nature of how we are, at several Read more...

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