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The meaning of addiction compulsive experience and its interpretation by Stanton Peele

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Published by Lexington Books in Lexington, Mass .
Written in English



  • United States.


  • Substance abuse,
  • Alcoholism,
  • Compulsive behavior,
  • Substance abuse -- Treatment -- United States,
  • Substance abuse -- Government policy -- United States

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Edition Notes

StatementStanton Peele.
LC ClassificationsRC564 .P45 1985
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 203 p. :
Number of Pages203
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2871579M
ISBN 100669029521
LC Control Number84054208

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Addiction definition is - a compulsive, chronic, physiological or psychological need for a habit-forming substance, behavior, or activity having harmful physical, psychological, or social effects and typically causing well-defined symptoms (such as anxiety, irritability, tremors, or nausea) upon withdrawal or abstinence: the state of being addicted. Peele, S. (), The meaning of addiction: Compulsive experience and its interpretation. Lexington, MA: Lexington Books. Journal Articles and Book Chapters. Brodsky, A. (), A classic holds its ground: A review of Stanton Peele's 'The Meaning of Addiction'. International Journal .   These movies and books let me know I was not alone, that there were other people walking around who drank like I did. I distinctly remember reading my most favorite addiction memoir ever, Drinking: A Love Story by Caroline Knapp, at age I would only read the book secretly in my room, out of fear that someone would see me reading it. There is a German word for that sweet, sweet book addiction. Lesesucht: an addiction to reading Shockingly, that’s not the only word the Germans came up with for this particular dependence.

Margarita wrote: "augusten burroughs & sarah hepola are captivating tales of nonfiction on addiction, less scientific, however." Thank you for the recommendation, worth reading indeed - the best guide and a comfort book so far. Books like those are much needed! Peele is the author of twelve books, including Love and Addiction (), The Meaning of Addiction (/), Diseasing of America (), The Truth about Addiction and Recovery (with Archie Brodsky and Mary Arnold, ), Resisting Step Coercion (with Charles Bufe and Archie Brodsky, ), 7 Tools to Beat Addiction (), Addiction.   Although certain drug addictions lead to the complete devastation of people’s lives, this does not mean that every- one with a drug addiction has the same level of problems.   Definition: Addiction is a treatable, chronic medical disease involving complex interactions among brain circuits, genetics, the environment, and an individual’s life experiences. People with addiction use substances or engage in behaviors that become compulsive and often continue despite harmful consequences.