Catalogue


Excessive appetites : a psychological view of addictions /
Jim Orford.
edition
2nd ed.
imprint
Chichester ; New York : John Wiley, 2001.
description
xiii, 406 p.
ISBN
0471982318 (pbk.)
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Book
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author
imprint
Chichester ; New York : John Wiley, 2001.
isbn
0471982318 (pbk.)
catalogue key
4491679
 
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Jim Orford trained in clinical psychology at the Maudsley Hospital, Institute of Psychiatry, London, and later obtained his PhD at the Addiction Research Unit at the Institute. His career has involved substantial commitments to the development of services for people with alcohol problems in Exeter, and the training of clinical psychologists in Exeter and later in Birmingham. He now heads the Alcohol, Drugs and Addiction Research Group at the University of Birmingham.
Full Text Reviews
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This book is written by a British clinical psychologist, and is rich in cross-cultural information, historical studies, and social psychology theory. The author first describes excessive appetites, then develops theories that account for addiction, and proposes a model for altering intemperance. Orford (University of Exeter, UK) states that substance abuse is not a disease process, but rather a strong psychological attachment to the appetite activity. Adhering to a disease model of excessive appetites only serves to elevate the medical expert out of proportion. The five appetites considered are excessive drinking, gambling, drug taking, eating, and sexuality. The inclusion of sexuality seems less well documented and includes only heterosexual behavior. The causes of these excesses are multiply determined and satisfy many personal needs; these behaviors must be viewed from the agents' lifelong patterns and be attuned to cross-cultural perspectives. Changes in behaviors occur when there is great conflict and guilt aroused regarding particular appetites, where the agent moves from the egocentric and hedonistic position of excessive appetite to a more humble, self-controlled, and moral stance-resulting in a reduction in the excess. The users of this well-bound and well-printed book might include psychologists, researchers, psychotherapists, social psychologists, and upper-division undergraduates and graduate students.-L. Potter, formerly Ramapo College of New Jersey
Reviews
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"user friendly, written in an easy, unpretentious style, with illuminating quotations and relevant tables and references. For students or any reader interested in addiction, this book is a reliable crash course. For those who work in the field, it is a substantial contribution to the debate about what addiction is." (Addiction Today, September 2001) "This classic text .... should be of value to any person who wishes to add to their understanding ofthe area, whether for the purposes of treatment, prevention, harm reduction or for personal education." (Addiction, Vol.97 2002) "...wide ranging and well argued..a reliable crash course..." (Addiction Today, September/October 2001) "...It's a damn good read...stuffed with interesting anecdotes, quotations and data..." (European Eating Disorders Review, Vol.10, No.1-2, 2002) "...a wonderfully comprehensive reference book." (Behavioral and Cognitive Psychotherapy, Vol.31, 2003)
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
Covering a wide variety of different forms of addiction, including alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, gambling, eating and sex this book provides an up-to-date and authoritative account of core knowledge in the field.
Long Description
In the years since its publication in the 1980s, Jim Orforda's book has remained a key text in the field of addictions. This eagerly awaited new edition is a complete and comprehensive revision, which provides an up-to-date and authoritative account of core knowledge in the field, for students, academics, professionals and trainees in psychology, psychiatry, social work and related health disciplines. All those seeking an understanding of the nature and study of addictions will appreciate this outstanding book for its comprehensive coverage, from the origins and processes of addiction right through to the ways in which people overcome addictions, and the implications for interventions accounts of the different forms of addiction, including alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, gambling, eating and sex, enlightened by a common conceptual framework critical, authoritative and comprehensive review of the research literature, with a massive reference base (the large majority new to this edition) powerful psychological model of addictions, which challenges former models that are incomplete or inadequate From Reviews of the first edition: "Presents a consistent way of looking at excessive appetitive behaviour . . . Orford exhibits a wide range of scholarship and his book is a compendium of important research and ideas in the field of addictions." - Social Science and Medicine "As one would expect of someone with Orforda's knowledge of the subject, the coverage of the various excessive behaviours is soundly based . . . presents a lucid and highly informative account of the major issues in the addictions. It can be highly recommended" - British Journal of Addictions "There is no question in my mind that this book deserves to be widely read and taken seriously both by clinicians and by those with a more theoretical interest." - Behaviour Research and Therapy "I like this book immensely, I would strongly recommend CPN teams to have a copy . . . I would recommend it to all course tutors, and especially field work supervisors. The book clearly has a wide appeal and should be on our bookshelves." - Community Psychiatric Nursing Journal. Orforda's Excessive Appetites is in a class of its own . . . . .A direct challenge to both disease models of addiction and to simplistic social reaction models ...bound to become a classic." - New Society "This really is a splendid book containing challenging and original ideas, argued cogently and authoritatively from data carefully assembled. It will surely be keenly sought by readers from a wide variety of disciplines." - British Book News
Main Description
This eagerly awaited new edition of Excessive Appetites will offer you a complete and comprehensive revision of this classic text in the field of addictions. Covering a wide variety of different forms of addiction from alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, through to gambling, eating and sex this book provides an up-to-date and authoritative account of core knowledge in this vital area. Comprehensive coverage, from the origins and processes of addiction right through to the ways in which people overcome their addictions, and the implications for interventions.
Back Cover Copy
In the years since its publication in the 1980s, Jim Orford's book has remained a key text in the field of addictions. This eagerly awaited new edition is a complete and comprehensive revision, which provides an up-to-date and authoritative account of core knowledge in the field, for students, academics, professionals and trainees in psychology, psychiatry, social work and related health disciplines. All those seeking an understanding of the nature and study of addictions will appreciate this outstanding book for its comprehensive coverage, from the origins and processes of addiction right through to the ways in which people overcome addictions, and the implications for interventions accounts of the different forms of addiction, including alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, gambling, eating and sex, enlightened by a common conceptual framework critical, authoritative and comprehensive review of the research literature, with a massive reference base (the large majority new to this edition) powerful psychological model of addictions, which challenges former models that are incomplete or inadequate From Reviews of the first edition: "Presents a consistent way of looking at excessive appetitive behaviour . . . Orford exhibits a wide range of scholarship and his book is a compendium of important research and ideas in the field of addictions." - Social Science and Medicine "As one would expect of someone with Orford's knowledge of the subject, the coverage of the various excessive behaviours is soundly based . . . presents a lucid and highly informative account of the major issues in the addictions. It can be highly recommended" - British Journal of Addictions "There is no question in my mind that this book deserves to be widely read and taken seriously both by clinicians and by those with a more theoretical interest." - Behaviour Research and Therapy "I like this book immensely, I would strongly recommend CPN teams to have a copy . . . I would recommend it to all course tutors, and especially field work supervisors. The book clearly has a wide appeal and should be on our bookshelves." - Community Psychiatric Nursing Journal. Orford's Excessive Appetites is in a class of its own . . . . .A direct challenge to both disease models of addiction and to simplistic social reaction models ...bound to become a classic." - New Society "This really is a splendid book containing challenging and original ideas, argued cogently and authoritatively from data carefully assembled. It will surely be keenly sought by readers from a wide variety of disciplines." - British Book News
Table of Contents
About the Authorp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Changing the Shape of the Fieldp. 1
The Excessive Appetitesp. 9
Excessive Drinkingp. 11
Excessive Gamblingp. 35
Excessive Drug Takingp. 60
Excessive Eating and Exercisingp. 93
Excessive Sexualityp. 114
How Excess Developsp. 135
Taking Up Appetitive Behaviourp. 137
Personal Inclinationsp. 154
The Social Contextp. 184
Overcoming Restraintp. 201
The Development of Strong Attachmentp. 223
Conflict and Its Consequencesp. 250
Overcoming Excessp. 277
The Place of Expert Helpp. 279
Giving Up Excessp. 309
Excessive Appetites: A Social-Behavioural-Cognitive-Moral Modelp. 341
Referencesp. 349
Author Indexp. 387
Subject Indexp. 397
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