For hundreds of years, addiction to drugs has seemed dangerous but with a hint of glamour. Addicts are a mystery to those who have never been one. They are presumed to be in touch with profound enlightenments of which non-addicts are ignorant. Theodore Dalrymple shows that doctors, psychologists, and social workers have always known these drug addictions to be false! They have created these myths to build lucrative method of expensive quasi-treatment.
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Theodore Dalrymple is a psychiatrist and prison doctor who believes that everything most people know about opiate addiction.
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Book Description Encounter Books, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1594030871
Book Description Encounter Books, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P111594030871
Book Description Encounter Books, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 1594030871
Book Description Encounter Books, 2006. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Using evidence from literature and pharmacology and drawing on examples from his own clinical experience, Theodore Dalrymple examines opiate addiction, seeking to redefine it, not as a disease, but as a response to personal and existential problems. Romancing Opiates studies the facts about opiate addiction, questioning the interests of the addicts and addiction bureaucracy. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_1594030871