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.

DSM-5 and 15 Clinical Sketches of Using, Misusing, and Addiction

DSM-5 and 15 Clinical Sketches of Using, Misusing, and Addiction


Gone are the days of thinking you’re addicted or you’re not—enter a future that asks the question, “Are you a healthy user of substances, or do you have a mild, moderate, or severe Substance Use Disorder (SUD), or an addiction?”

The newest version of the diagnostic bible of the American Psychiatric Association (APA), the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), was released in May 2013 and is still being actively studied for progressive implementation. It will be a time of confusion for clinicians, doctors, students, mental health facilities, patients, families, and insurance companies until these revisions are ready for everyday implementation. This chapter proposes a ...

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