Addictive Personalities and Why People Take Drugs: The Spike and the Moon

Addictive Personalities and Why People Take Drugs: The Spike and the Moon

by Gary Winship

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Overview

'Why do we take drugs? I haven't the faintest idea, but Gary Winship has a damned good go at telling me the answer. Some might say this is a largely academic book, but as an ex-psychiatric nurse and a Jo Public for the last twenty-five years, I'd say there's something in here for everyone. We've all taken drugs at some point in our lives (except, perhaps, my grandma) so one way to find out why is by reading this fascinating book.'- Jo Brand, comic, author, and actress

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781855757974
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 11/28/2011
Series: United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy Series
Pages: 148
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Gary Winship

Table of Contents

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
ABOUT THE AUTHOR

PREFACE

CHAPTER ONE: Fixing the pill mentality
CHAPTER TWO: Creation myths and breast junkies: in search of milk and honey
CHAPTER THREE: “Dracula”: from Stoker’s classic of compulsion to Arthur’s dark room 33
CHAPTER FOUR: The Prometheus Syndrome: addiction, death, and the liver in mind
CHAPTER FIVE: The pleasure paradox: nirvana and death dependency
CHAPTER SIX: Major Tom, Lucy, Bion, and the psychotic vacuum

REFERENCES
INDEX

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