A biopsychosocial perspective
- Chris Chandler - London Metropolitan University, UK
- Anita Andrews - London Metropolitan University, UK
Addictive Disorders | Clinical Psychology | Social Work & Social Policy
Addiction: A biopsychosocial perspective provides students with an evidence-based approach to addiction whilst covering a broad range of topics, critical perspectives and influential theories in addiction. With chapters discussing key theories, psychological, biological and societal aspects of addiction, this is a highly accessible and essential resource for students and researchers that:
- Offers an evidence-based discussion of addiction
- Addresses the neuroscience and psychology of addiction
- Provides a critical account of the science and research in addiction
- Includes chapter overviews and summaries, learning aims and case studies to help students in their study
The topic of addiction is multifaceted and complex, yet this new book is clear and refreshingly straightforward. It breathes new life and clarity into the subject from a wide range of interesting perspectives. The authors’ mastery of the subject means we can feel safe in their hands as they navigate us through the area. Highly recommended to students and researchers alike!
Addiction is a truly complex phenomenon, however, Chris Chandler and Anita Andrews have managed to produce a straight forward but refreshingly informative guide to help the reader understand both what it is, and what can be done about it.
This is a fantastic book. Insightful, clearly written and thought provoking. It skilfully gives an overview of the current state of knowledge about addiction from multiple perspectives and provides helpful chapter summaries. Required reading for anyone interested in understanding addiction.
This book provides an excellent complement to other books on addiction. Its authors have particular expertise in biochemistry and neuropsychology and this is reflected in the book’s orientation. It covers the biological sciences in greatest detail, constantly posing questions for students and others about the challenges and limitations of present understanding.
Chandler and Andrews have written a wonderfully clear text about one of psychology's most complex topics. Chapters are well structured and outlined, with excellent examples throughout; and unlike many texts in the field, the authors embed their extensive knowledge of addiction biopsychology within treatment and social contexts.
A must-read for students and researchers wanting to explore psychological, biological and societal aspects of addiction. It provides an evidence and critical based approach to addiction, whilst combining useful and essential learning tools. The use of summaries, learning aims, and end of chapter questions further facilitates this accessible resource.
An excellent insight into the complex nature of addiction, yet presented in a usable format for undergraduate study
A comprehensive review of addiction containing a number of relevant perspectives.
A comprehensive and welcomed overview of the nature and aetiology of addiction.
Added to both pre-and post registration reading lists as "recommended"
This is a great book covering all addictions , this will enable learners to understand signs , symptoms and reghabilitation processes.