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Author Adams, Peter J., 1956-

Title Fragmented intimacy : addiction in a social world / Peter J. Adams
Published New York : Springer, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 339 pages) : illustrations
Contents Front Matter; Addiction in Perspective; A Social World; Addiction and Connecting; Responding to Addiction; Becoming Intimate; Intimacies in Addictive Contexts; Intimacy and Power; Fragmented Lives; Collective Opportunities; Reintegration; Family Resources; Mobilizing Communities; Applications to Practice; Looking Ahead; Back Matter
Summary This book is a first major attempt to examine what might be involved in consistently applying social understandings to addictions. Traditional approaches are dominated by what the book refers to as???particle??? perspectives in which the focus narrows down to the person experiencing the addiction. Despite decades of research and development, particle-derived intervention approaches have yielded marginal gains in reducing levels of addiction. A shift in orientation may open up new possibilities. A social perspective shifts from thinking in terms of particles to viewing a person in terms of rel
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-327)-and indexes
Notes Print version record
Subject Compulsive behavior.
Intimacy (Psychology)
Compulsive behavior -- Social aspects.
Compulsive behavior -- Treatment.
Addicts -- Social networks.
Behavior, Addictive -- psychology.
Behavior, Addictive -- therapy.
Family Relations.
Social Conditions.
Social Environment.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0387726608 (alk. paper)
9780387726601 (alk. paper)