Excessive Appetites: A Psychological View of Addictions, 2nd Edition
Covering a wide variety of different forms of addiction from alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, through to gambling, eating and sex this book provides an up-to-date and authoritative account of core knowledge in this vital area.
Comprehensive coverage, from the origins and processes of addiction right through to the ways in which people overcome their addictions, and the implications for interventions.
Changing the Shape of the Field.
THE EXCESSIVE APPETITES.
Excessive Drug Taking.
Excessive Eating and Exercising.
HOW EXCESS DEVELOPS.
Taking Up Appetitive Behaviour.
The Social Context.
The Development of Strong Attachment.
Conflict and Its Consequences.
The Place of Expert Help.
Giving Up Excess.
Excessive Appetites: A Social--Behavioural--Cognitive--Moral Model.
"This classic text .... should be of value to any person who
wishes to add to their understanding ofthe area, whether for the
purposes of treatment, prevention, harm
reduction or for personal education." (Addiction, Vol.97 2002)
"...wide ranging and well argued..a reliable crash course..." (Addiction Today, September/October 2001)
"…It’s a damn good read…stuffed with interesting anecdotes, quotations and data…" (European Eating Disorders Review, Vol.10, No.1-2, 2002)
"…a wonderfully comprehensive reference book." (Behavioral and Cognitive Psychotherapy, Vol.31, 2003)