By Peter J. Adams
Fragmented Intimacy transcends commonplace suggestions of dependancy by means of focusing no longer on addicts in isolation yet at the social contexts which are disrupted and at the fight that is affecting all these concerned as they try to regroup and begin swap. acceptable to medicinal drugs, alcohol, and playing, this engagingly written ebook bargains either cutting edge idea and practice-strengthening interventions.
Peter Adams’ social-ecology framework examines extensive how habit disrupts social identification, turning into the dominant courting in a person’s lifestyles and major thereby to a weakening of connections to family members, buddies, office, and neighborhood. It examines how within the long term process an dependancy one-on-one counseling could have little impact until it assists within the re-engagement of those middle intimacies. the writer complements the reader’s figuring out with vignettes of addicted contributors’ lives as relationships are altered (and insights from such chemically-intimate authors as Burroughs and Poe), new takes at the healing courting, and examples of households, neighborhoods, and groups mobilizing as robust forces for re-entry.
A pattern of the coverage:
- Rethinking dependancy during the lens of intimacy.
- Social methods in intimacy as opposed to social approaches in addiction.
- Effects of dependancy through the individual’s social networks.
- Opportunities for intervention at diverse levels of addiction.
- Resilience development on the person, family members, and group levels.
- Guidelines for kin in beginning change.
- Using social methods to enrich mainstream varieties of therapy—starting with assessment.
Fragmented Intimacy offers clean point of view and new instruments for frontline habit counselors, medical and health and wellbeing psychologists, social employees, and public wellbeing and fitness execs whereas last obtainable to the researcher or scholar in those fields. Its specialise in the function of intimacy additionally presents an invaluable advisor to relations of their reaction to addicted enjoyed ones.
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Additional resources for Fragmented Intimacy: Addiction in a Social World
The addiction field has managed to retain a strongly diverse range of influences with perspectives derived from culture, religion, and popular psychology. While these influences are insufficient to challenge the dominance of the particle paradigm, they have by contrast brought into relief the opportunity for alternative perspectives. A Guide to Paradigm Switching This book is written with the paradigm switcher in mind. It assumes— perhaps falsely for some—that the predominant influences on the reader’s thinking about addictions are derived from particle assumptions.
This also applies to the term addiction. From now on, instead of using addiction as a noun (object word), which implies some form of disease process within the individual, this book will refer to the term addictive relationships, in which addictive as an adjective qualifies a certain type of relationship without conjecturing on internal processes. For the same reason, other terms qualified by addictive include addictive substance/process to refer to the object of an addictive relationship, and addictive system to refer to the immediate set of relationships surrounding an addictive relationship.
Indeed, in certain contexts, such as hospital addiction services or addiction research units, it is often difficult to encounter discussions that step outside of particle assumptions. Talk tends to focus almost exclusively on counting and treating affected particles. Nonetheless, in other contexts, such as in twelve-step groups, residential programs, and community 32 2. A Social World contexts, the focus on individuals is never entirely secure. The addiction field has managed to retain a strongly diverse range of influences with perspectives derived from culture, religion, and popular psychology.