Addiction and the Making of Professional Careers

0 avg rating
( 0 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781412845977: Addiction and the Making of Professional Careers

The misuse of drugs continues to cause suffering and worldwide economic turmoil. In response to these problems, many have devoted their lives to preventing the misuse of mind-altering substances. Addiction and the Making of Professional Careers focuses on the need for enhanced understanding of professional careers in the addiction field. The spectrum of professionals involved is wide and includes treatment personnel of every kind.

Some of the questions examined here include: Why do some people decide to dedicate their lives to responding to drug problems? How do and should we select, train, mentor, support, inspire, and nurture the young career aspirant? What makes for the most effective use of talent? Is every personal case different or can general conclusions be reached?

After a foreword by William Miller and an introduction by Griffith Edwards, the book includes interviews with Joseph Brady, Louis Harris, Conan Kornetsky, and Robert DuPont, all of whom were pioneers in the behavioral pharmacological analysis of addiction. Commentary chapters are written by Kerstin Stenius, Ilana Crome, Peter Anderson, and Jonathan Chick.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Griffith Edwards (1928-2012) was the editorial advisor to Addiction. He previously established the National Addiction Center in London and was its first director and chair. Some of his numerous works include Alcohol Policy and the Public Good; Matters of Substance: Drugs; and Alcohol, the World’s Favorite Drug.



Thomas F. Babor is associate editor-in-chief of Addiction and professor at the School of Medicine, University of Connecticut. His work has appeared in numerous scholarly journals, including Contemporary Drug Problems, Journal of Studies on Alcohol, and Substance Abuse.

Review:

“This is a fascinating distillation of a remarkable series of interviews of leaders of the alcohol and drug field that have been published in Addiction over the last three decades. ... I’m not sure how Griffith Edwards, Tom Babor, and the other interviewers convinced these exceptional men and women to share their personal and professional experiences over the last three decades, but this made for rewarding and fascinating reading.”

—Marc A Schuckit MD, distinguished professor of psychiatry, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine

“Thirty-six life stories from ten countries and a broad spectrum of sciences from gastroenterology to psychiatry and from sociology to brain science present a lively picture of how addiction research became established as a new interdisciplinary field. This fine collection of oral history describes how research traditions emerge in the interaction of personal inclinations and social orders, apprenticeships, friendships and international networks, coincidences and tenacity, and ideas and institutions. This book has a place in the history of learning, but it is also entertaining reading right now.”

—Klaus Mäkelä, professor, Helsinki, Finland

“This collection of interviews is the best possible advertisement for a career in the addiction field. The interviews exemplify the intellectual fascination and personal rewards of the often accidental choice of a career that should inspire bright young people to freely choose addiction as a field in which to exercise their abilities to the fullest in pursuit of the public good.”

—Wayne Hall, professor and NHMRC Australia Fellow, deputy director (policy), The University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Edwards, Griffith
Published by Routledge (2012)
ISBN 10: 1412845971 ISBN 13: 9781412845977
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge, 2012. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111412845971

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 63.69
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Edwards, Griffith
ISBN 10: 1412845971 ISBN 13: 9781412845977
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2012. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # VT-9781412845977

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 86.47
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Edwards, Griffith [Editor]; Babor, Thomas F. [Editor];
Published by Transaction Publishers (2012)
ISBN 10: 1412845971 ISBN 13: 9781412845977
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Transaction Publishers, 2012. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1412845971

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 87.72
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Griffith Edwards
Published by Taylor Francis Inc, United Kingdom (2012)
ISBN 10: 1412845971 ISBN 13: 9781412845977
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Taylor Francis Inc, United Kingdom, 2012. Hardback. Book Condition: New. New.. Language: English . Brand New Book. The misuse of drugs continues to cause suffering and worldwide economic turmoil. In response to these problems, many have devoted their lives to preventing the misuse of mind-altering substances. Addiction and the Making of Professional Careers focuses on the need for enhanced understanding of professional careers in the addiction field. The spectrum of professionals involved is wide and includes treatment personnel of every kind. Some of the questions examined here include: Why do some people decide to dedicate their lives to responding to drug problems? How do and should we select, train, mentor, support, inspire, and nurture the young career aspirant? What makes for the most effective use of talent? Is every personal case different or can general conclusions be reached? After a foreword by William Miller and an introduction by Griffith Edwards, the book includes interviews with Joseph Brady, Louis Harris, Conan Kornetsky, and Robert DuPont, all of whom were pioneers in the behavioral pharmacological analysis of addiction. Commentary chapters are written by Kerstin Stenius, Ilana Crome, Peter Anderson, and Jonathan Chick. Bookseller Inventory # AA69781412845977

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 93.18
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Griffith Edwards
Published by Taylor Francis Inc, United Kingdom (2012)
ISBN 10: 1412845971 ISBN 13: 9781412845977
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Taylor Francis Inc, United Kingdom, 2012. Hardback. Book Condition: New. New.. Language: English . Brand New Book. The misuse of drugs continues to cause suffering and worldwide economic turmoil. In response to these problems, many have devoted their lives to preventing the misuse of mind-altering substances. Addiction and the Making of Professional Careers focuses on the need for enhanced understanding of professional careers in the addiction field. The spectrum of professionals involved is wide and includes treatment personnel of every kind. Some of the questions examined here include: Why do some people decide to dedicate their lives to responding to drug problems? How do and should we select, train, mentor, support, inspire, and nurture the young career aspirant? What makes for the most effective use of talent? Is every personal case different or can general conclusions be reached? After a foreword by William Miller and an introduction by Griffith Edwards, the book includes interviews with Joseph Brady, Louis Harris, Conan Kornetsky, and Robert DuPont, all of whom were pioneers in the behavioral pharmacological analysis of addiction. Commentary chapters are written by Kerstin Stenius, Ilana Crome, Peter Anderson, and Jonathan Chick. Bookseller Inventory # AA69781412845977

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 93.92
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Griffith Edwards
Published by Routledge (2012)
ISBN 10: 1412845971 ISBN 13: 9781412845977
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge, 2012. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1412845971

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 94.67
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Griffith Edwards
Published by Taylor Francis Inc, United Kingdom (2012)
ISBN 10: 1412845971 ISBN 13: 9781412845977
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Taylor Francis Inc, United Kingdom, 2012. Hardback. Book Condition: New. New.. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. The misuse of drugs continues to cause suffering and worldwide economic turmoil. In response to these problems, many have devoted their lives to preventing the misuse of mind-altering substances. Addiction and the Making of Professional Careers focuses on the need for enhanced understanding of professional careers in the addiction field. The spectrum of professionals involved is wide and includes treatment personnel of every kind. Some of the questions examined here include: Why do some people decide to dedicate their lives to responding to drug problems? How do and should we select, train, mentor, support, inspire, and nurture the young career aspirant? What makes for the most effective use of talent? Is every personal case different or can general conclusions be reached? After a foreword by William Miller and an introduction by Griffith Edwards, the book includes interviews with Joseph Brady, Louis Harris, Conan Kornetsky, and Robert DuPont, all of whom were pioneers in the behavioral pharmacological analysis of addiction. Commentary chapters are written by Kerstin Stenius, Ilana Crome, Peter Anderson, and Jonathan Chick. Bookseller Inventory # BTE9781412845977

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 108.02
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Griffith Edwards
Published by Transaction Publishers
ISBN 10: 1412845971 ISBN 13: 9781412845977
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Majestic Books
(London, ,, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Transaction Publishers. Book Condition: New. pp. 344. Bookseller Inventory # 58079104

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 105.52
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.26
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

EDWARDS, GRIFFITH
Published by Routledge (2012)
ISBN 10: 1412845971 ISBN 13: 9781412845977
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Herb Tandree Philosophy Books
(Stroud, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge, 2012. Hardback. Book Condition: NEW. 9781412845977 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. Bookseller Inventory # HTANDREE01361849

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 104.64
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 10.55
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Edwards, Griffith (Editor)/ Babor, Thomas F. (Editor)
Published by Transaction Pub (2012)
ISBN 10: 1412845971 ISBN 13: 9781412845977
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Transaction Pub, 2012. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. 1st edition. 344 pages. 9.20x6.20x0.90 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # __1412845971

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 123.23
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.92
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book