THE URGE OUR HISTORY OF ADDICTION


 
   
Tajuk : THE URGE OUR HISTORY OF ADDICTION
Penulis : CARL ERIK FISHER
No. Panggilan : 808.882 FIS
Lokasi : Level 3 Anjung Bestari, National Library of Malaysia
Rumusan :

As a psychiatrist in training fresh from medical school, Fisher was soon face-to-face with his own addiction crisis, one that nearly cost him everything. Desperate to make sense of the condition that had plagued his family for generations, he turned to the history of addiction, learning that the current quagmire is only the latest iteration of a centuries old story: humans have struggled to define, treat, and control addictive behavior for most of recorded history, including well before the advent of modern science and medicine. A rich, sweeping account that probes not only medicine and science but also literature, religion, philosophy, and public policy, The Urge illuminates the extent to which the story of addiction has persistently reflected broader questions of what it means to be human and care for one another. Fisher introduces us to the people who have endeavored to address this complex condition through the ages: physicians and politicians, activists and artists, researchers and writers, and of course the legions of people who have struggled with their own addictions. He also examines the treatments and strategies that have produced hope and relief for many people with addiction, himself included. Only by reckoning with our history of addiction, he argues our successes and our failures can we light the way forward for those whose lives remain threatened by its hold.


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