Perspectives on Substance Use, Disorders and Addiction, Second Edition, is a philosophical and clinical text that suggests new ways to think about the relationships, enjoyment, and troubles with substances of pleasure. The book is designed for students and clinicians who come in contact with and treat individuals and families struggling with the causes and consequences of substance use disorders and addiction. The second edition of Perspectives presents a refreshing blend of ancient and contemporary ideas on the natural pleasures and potential powers of alcohol and drugs in our everyday individual and collective lives.
Chapter 1: Philosophical Core
Perspectives on Substance Use, Disorders, and Addiction, Second Edition, is a philosophical, sociocultural, and clinical text that suggests innovative ideas, replacing some overused ideas with some fresh ones. While Perspectives will cover the key content of the traditional substance use disorders (SUDs) knowledge base, it is a primary or secondary text meant to open your heart and jostle your mind about some new ways to think about relationships, enjoyments, and troubles with substances of pleasure.
Perspectives departs from much of the 80 years of conventional and sometimes mandatory ideology that has shaped the addiction field, including many of its philosophies, interventions, and treatment suggestions. Perspectives joins hands with leaders in the fields who have contributed ideas that also challenge the mainstream consensus. Many ...