THE BEHAVIORAL ADDICTIONS
ebook

THE BEHAVIORAL ADDICTIONS (ebook)

Editorial:
AMERICAN PSYCHIATRIC PUBLISHING
ISBN:
9781585625499
Formato:
Epublication content package
DRM
Si

Kudos to Ascher and Levounis for recognizing that addiction is a disease defined symptomatically by the discomfort experienced by an individual in the absence of a particular substrate, and for further recognizing that the substrate may be more than simply a substance that can produce physiologic dependence. The substrate can include emotional states, activities, and pastimes. The addict, to enter recovery, must remain abstinent not merely from dependence-inducing substances, but from all activities which, for that individual, generate a response that ultimately stifles interpersonal relating and intimacy. The editors and their chapter authors recognize this and have taken on the topic in a compelling and constructive manner that will assist the field in moving forward.