Substance Abuse as Symptom: A Psychoanalytic Critique of Treatment Approaches and the Cultural Beliefs That Sustain Them


Huge Savings Item! Save 19% on the Substance Abuse as Symptom: A Psychoanalytic Critique of Treatment Approaches and the Cultural Beliefs That Sustain Them by Brand: Routledge at Book Sellers Union. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. What can psychoanalysis contribute to an understanding of the etiology, treatment, and prevention of substance abuse? Here, Louis Berger contests both the orthodox view of substance abuse as a ''disease'' explicable within the medical model, and the fashionable dissenting view that substance abuse is a habit controllable through the ''willpower'' fostered by superficial treatment approaches. According to Berger, substance abuse is first and foremost a symptom. He argues that it is only by


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What can psychoanalysis contribute to an understanding of the etiology, treatment, and prevention of substance abuse? Here, Louis Berger contests both the orthodox view of substance abuse as a ''disease'' explicable within the medical model, and the fashionable dissenting view that substance abuse is a habit controllable through the ''willpower'' fostered by superficial treatment approaches. According to Berger, substance abuse is first and foremost a symptom. He argues that it is only by

 


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