New PDF release: Fragmented Intimacy: Addiction in a Social World

By Peter J. Adams

ISBN-10: 0387726608

ISBN-13: 9780387726601

ISBN-10: 0387726616

ISBN-13: 9780387726618

Fragmented Intimacy transcends frequent techniques of habit by means of focusing now not on addicts in isolation yet at the social contexts which are disrupted and at the fight that is affecting all these concerned as they try to regroup and begin swap. acceptable to medications, alcohol, and playing, this engagingly written booklet bargains either leading edge concept and practice-strengthening interventions.

Peter Adams’ social-ecology framework examines intensive how dependancy disrupts social identification, changing into the dominant courting in a person’s lifestyles and best thereby to a weakening of connections to relations, acquaintances, place of work, and neighborhood. It examines how within the long term process an habit one-on-one counseling can have little impression until it assists within the re-engagement of those center intimacies. the writer complements the reader’s knowing with vignettes of addicted members’ lives as relationships are altered (and insights from such chemically-intimate authors as Burroughs and Poe), new takes at the healing dating, and examples of households, neighborhoods, and groups mobilizing as robust forces for re-entry.

A pattern of the coverage:

  • Rethinking habit in the course of the lens of intimacy.
  • Social tactics in intimacy as opposed to social strategies in addiction.
  • Effects of dependancy through the individual’s social networks.
  • Opportunities for intervention at assorted levels of addiction.
  • Resilience development on the person, relatives, and group levels.
  • Guidelines for family in starting up change.
  • Using social ways to counterpoint mainstream kinds of therapy—starting with assessment.

Fragmented Intimacy presents clean standpoint and new instruments for frontline dependancy counselors, scientific and health and wellbeing psychologists, social employees, and public overall healthiness execs whereas closing obtainable to the researcher or pupil in those fields. Its specialize in the function of intimacy additionally offers an invaluable advisor to relations of their reaction to addicted enjoyed ones.

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One paradigm is dominant, the other is emergent. One has enabled a vast array of research programs, the other has yet to attract research attention. One is more suited to health service environments, the other is suited more to community environments. Both paradigms provide a basis for understanding and explaining addictions and both provide useful platforms for designing and implementing interventions. The term particle paradigm refers here to a cluster of assumptions that revolve around the idea that the self is primarily an individual object and that this object—or particle—is the appropriate focal point for understanding A paradigm can attain such dominance that adherents no longer realize they inhabit it 24 Particle approaches to addiction focus on the attributes of people as primary particles 2.

From now on, instead of using addiction as a noun (object word), which implies some form of disease process within the individual, this book will refer to the term addictive relationships, in which addictive as an adjective qualifies a certain type of relationship without conjecturing on internal processes. For the same reason, other terms qualified by addictive include addictive substance/process to refer to the object of an addictive relationship, and addictive system to refer to the immediate set of relationships surrounding an addictive relationship.

24 It encourages medical and psychological approaches to work side by side, and it recognizes the legitimacy of social orientations. Its key challenge is to find a way of communicating between the three orientations. As Carlos DiClemente puts it: The Social Paradigm 27 The biopsychosocial model clearly supports the complexity and interactive nature of the process of addiction and recovery. ” Forging links between biomedical and psychological approaches is relatively easy because both share a common base of particle assumptions.

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