Woman of Substances: A Journey into Addiction and Treatment (Paperback)Jenny Valentish (author)
Paperback 410 Pages / Published: 29/05/2017
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Journalist Jenny Valentish investigates the female experience of drugs and alcohol, using her own story to light the way. Her travels around Australia take her to treatment facilities and AA groups. Mining the expertise of leading researchers, she explores the early predictors of addiction, such as childhood trauma and temperament, and teenage impulsivity. Drawing on neuroscience, she explains why other self-destructive behaviours - such as eating disorders, compulsive buying and high-risk sex - are interchangeable with problematic substance use. Valentish follows the pathways that women, in particular, take into addiction - and out again. Woman of Substances is an insightful, rigorous and brutally honest read.
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com Ltd
Number of pages: 410
Dimensions: 254 x 197 mm
Edition: Large type / large print edition
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