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|Title:||Is "Addiction" a helpful concept? An existential view|
|Citation:||European Psychotherapy, 2003; 4(1):153-160|
|Abstract:||Ideas about addiction have evolved, and today behaviours such as excessive gambling and sex are called addictions. Medication and psychotherapy are offered, but many people avoid treatment. The dominant “bio-psycho-social model”, despite being holistic, does not address freedom, motivation or spirituality, and some common terms and ways of working offend or alienate drug-takers, indirectly perpetuating their problems. Here CHRISTOPHER WURM argues for a reconsideration of the concept of “addiction”.|
|Keywords:||Addiction; existential approach; motivation; treatment|
|Description:||This paper was originally published in “Psychotherapy in Australia” volume 7, number 2 in February 2001 and appears here by kind permission of the publishers.|
|Rights:||Copyright status unknown|
|Appears in Collections:||Psychiatry publications|
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