The Dependence Phenomenon

  • M. M. Glatt
  • J. Marks

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. John H. Langer
    Pages 21-49
  3. J. W. Lewis
    Pages 81-102
  4. Frank Wells
    Pages 103-117
  5. John Marks
    Pages 157-178
  6. J. Hubert Lacey
    Pages 199-211
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 213-218

About this book

Introduction

... there is scarcely any agent which can be taken into the body to which some individuals will not get a reaction satisfactory or pleasurable to them, persuading them to continue its use even to the point of abuse ... Eddy (1965) Dependence is one of the major problems of our modern society both in industrialized and developing nations. There is, however, nothing new in man's dependence on drugs. For many centuries past, there can be few people throughout the world who do not 'overuse', 'misuse' or 'abuse' some drugs. For many the drugs that are 'overused' are caffeine [from tea or coffee), nicotine [from tobacco) or alcohol [from beer, wine or spirits), all socially accepted normal ingredients of everyday life in most communities. For a prescribed medical smaller group 'misuse' concerns commonly substances, such as barbiturates, amphetamines. For an even smaller group there is the less socially acceptable 'abuse' of specific drugs such as morphine and related analgesics, cannabis, or hallucinogens.

Keywords

alcohol body concept etiology management treatment

Editors and affiliations

  • M. M. Glatt
    • 1
  • J. Marks
    • 2
  1. 1.Jellinek UnitThe Charter ClinicLondonUK
  2. 2.Girton CollegeCambridgeUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-7457-2
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1982
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-011-7459-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-7457-2
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