Part I - Roots of Addiction in Free-market Society
1. Vancouver as prototype
2. Addiction1, Addiction2, Addiction3, Addiction4
3. The dislocation theory of addiction
4. Psychosocial integration is a necessity
5. Free-market society undermines psychosocial
6. Addiction is a way of adapting to dislocation (1) - historical evidence
7. Addiction is a way of adapting to dislocation (2) - quantitative research, clinical reports and 'spam'
8. Addiction is a way of adapting to dislocation (3) - the myth of the demon drugs
II - The Interaction of Addiction and Society
9. Addiction and society
10. The role of addiction in the civilised madness of the 21st century
11. Getting by
12. Spiritual treatment for addiction: the 'fifth pillar'
13. Socrates' 'Master passions' and Dikaiosune
blindness and paralysis to action
15. Social actions to control addiction: question period
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Bruce Alexander is a psychologist and Professor Emeritus at Simon Fraser University, where he has worked since 1970. His primary research interest has been the psychology of addiction. He is best known in the UK for the "Rat Park" experiments, which helped to demonstrate the falsity of the
outworn belief that simple exposure to narcotic drugs can cause addiction. In Canada, he has been well known as a critic of the War on Drugs for decades. His most recent work has been on the causes of the current worldwide proliferation of addiction, not only to drugs, but to a great variety of
other habits and pursuits. Exploring this topic has required that he venture far beyond his training in psychology, particularly into the fields of history and anthropology.
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