470 pp. Used - Very Good, approaching Fine. Softcover. Reprinted 2011. Clean pages, block, and spine. No marks, tears, or annotations on pages. Binding tight, pages crisp. Clean covers, with some minor fraying on edges, and slightest of scuff lines on back cover.
Taken from cover: "'The Globalization of Addiction' presents a radical rethink about the nature of addiction. Scientific medicine has failed when it comes to addiction. There are no reliable methods to cure it, prevent it, or take the pain out of it. There is no durable consensus on what addiction is, what causes it, or what should be done about it. Meanwhile, it continues to increase around the world. This book argues that the cause of this failure to control addiction is that the conventional wisdom of the 19th and 20th centuries focused too single-mindedly on the afflicted individual addict. Although addiction obviously manifests itself in individual cases, its prevalence differs dramatically between societies. For example, it can be quite rare in a society for centuries, and then become common when a tribal culture is destroyed or a highly developed civilization collapses.
The book argues that the most effective response to a growing addiction problem is a social and political one, rather than an individual one.".
Authored by Bruce Alexander (Dept of Psychology, Simon Fraser University. Vancouver).