The book is designed for students and clinicians who come in contact with and treat individuals and families struggling with the causes and consequences of substance use, disorders, and addiction. The updated Second Edition presents a refreshing blend of ancient and contemporary ideas on the natural pleasures and potential powers of alcohol and drugs in our everyday individual and collective lives. This edition emphasizes each person's unique relationship with both substances and non-substance-related behaviors of pleasure. The user-friendly approach to serious content encourages active participation in the learning experience and is designed to have a personal, professional, educational and treatment impact.
"Fetting helps the reader recognize addiction issues as they go beyond personal troubles and impact families and societies." -- Dian Jordan-Werhane "Fetting provides numerous case studies and in-depth exposure of the developmental model of addiction leaving students not only with a clear grasp of the model but a strong background in how it works, which is directly applicable to clinical work." -- Todd F. Lewis
Margaret Fetting, PhD, attended Rosemont College and received her baccalaureate degree from George Washington University and her master's and doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania. Fetting has been teaching courses and workshops on substance use disorders and addiction in southern California for over 25 years. She has been primarily affiliated with the School of Social Work at the University of Southern California, led the effort to develop substance use disorders courses for its online Virtual Academic Center. She is a visiting faculty member at the America College of Greece in Athens and a regular guest lecturer at the Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalytic Studies. Fetting has been in clinical private practice for over 25 years in Santa Monica. She specializes in the treatment of substance use disorders and addiction for individuals, couples, and families. She is affiliated with Clearview Treatment Programs and Milestones Ranch, both nationally-respected and multileveled treatment facilities in Southern California. Fetting addresses national and international audiences, has many articles in print, and published her first text, Perspectives on Addiction, in 2012 with SAGE Publishing Inc.
Part I: A Perspective on the World of Substance Use Disorders and Addiction Chapter I: Philosophical Core Philosophical Core Chapter II: Ancient Desires and Symposiums Ancient Desires and Symposiums Chapter Summary and Reflections Chapter III: Globalization and Addiction Key Words: Dikaiosune, Psychosocial Integration, and Dislocation Daily Impacts and Everyday Stories Addiction Symptoms as Social Adaptation, Not Individual Pathology Clinical Cases Chapter Summary and Reflections Chapter IV: Cultural Stories Cultural Prohibitions, Approvals, Disapprovals, and Treatments Avoidance of Communication on the Topic of AOD and Their Problems Chapter Summary and Reflections Chapter V: Contemporary Concepts Contemporary Concepts Chapter Summary and Reflections Part II: A Perspective on Diagnosis and Substance Classification Chapter VI: DSM-5 and Fifteen Clinical Sketches of Using, Misusing, and Addiction Recent DSM History From Over- and Under-Diagnosing to Exploring Clinical Sketches Reading the Clinical Sketches Clinical Sketches (DSM-5) Chapter Summary and Reflections Chapter VII: Ten Classes of Substances and Gambling Basic Neuroscience Research Chemicals, Legal Highs, and Web 2.0 Gambling and the DSM Reference Charts Chapter Summary and Reflections with Further Study Part III: A Perspective on the Suffering Behind Substance Use Disorders and Addiction Chapter VIII: Self-Medication, Psychoanalytic, and Psychodynamic Theories Self-Medication Theorists Chapter Summary and Reflections Part IV: A Perspective on Treatment Chapter IX: They Symposium Approach: Use, Prevention, Education, and Treatment Four Guiding Principles of the Symposium Approach Reading the Case Studies Chapter Summary and Reflections Chapter X: Non-Problematic Use (Healthy) Clinical Cases Chapter XI: Mild Substance Use Disorder Clinical Cases Chapter XII: Moderate Substance Use Disorder Clinical Cases Chapter XIII: Severe Substance Use Disorder Clinical Cases Chapter XIV: Addiction Clinical Cases Epilogue References Glossary Index About the Author