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Excessive Appetites By Jim Orford

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This updated edition of a classic volume incorporates the recent literature regarding the perspectives and arguments about the validity of a psychological model of addiction.

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Excessive Appetites: A Psychological View of Addictions by Jim Orford

This eagerly awaited new edition of Excessive Appetites will offer you a complete and comprehensive revision of this classic text in the field of addictions. 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.

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"user friendly, written in an easy, unpretentious style, with illuminating quotations and relevant tables and references. For students or any reader interested in addiction, this book is a reliable crash course. For those who work in the field, it is a substantial contribution to the debate about what addiction is." (Addiction Today, September 2001) "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)

About Jim Orford

Jim Orford, University of Birmingham, UK.

Table of Contents

About the Author. Preface. Changing the Shape of the Field. THE EXCESSIVE APPETITES. Excessive Drinking. Excessive Gambling. Excessive Drug Taking. Excessive Eating and Exercising. Excessive Sexuality. HOW EXCESS DEVELOPS. Taking Up Appetitive Behaviour. Personal Inclinations. The Social Context. Overcoming Restraint. The Development of Strong Attachment. Conflict and Its Consequences. OVERCOMING EXCESS. The Place of Expert Help. Giving Up Excess. Excessive Appetites: A Social--Behavioural--Cognitive--Moral Model. Reference. Author Index. Subject Index.

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Excessive Appetites: A Psychological View of Addictions by Jim Orford
Jim Orford
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