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Published in: Society 4/2022

26-07-2022 | BOOK REVIEW

Johann Hari, Chasing the Scream: The Search for the Truth About Addiction

Bloomsbury Publishing, London, 2019 pbk; first published 2015, 413pp., ISBN PB 978-1-5266-0836-9

Author: Susanne MacGregor

Published in: Society | Issue 4/2022

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‘Addiction’ is a commonplace in today’s world, frequently alluded to in newspapers, books, film, TV and social media. Addiction to work, eating, exercise, shopping, dieting, sex, gambling, computer games, cigarettes, alcohol and drugs—stories abound, often evoking sympathy, especially where the addiction has been overcome. Sympathy is not evenly allocated, however, with addiction to illicit drugs tending to be viewed with horror, their users condemned and excluded, closely followed by heavy drinkers and increasingly by smokers and ‘the obese’. …
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Metadata
Title
Johann Hari, Chasing the Scream: The Search for the Truth About Addiction
Bloomsbury Publishing, London, 2019 pbk; first published 2015, 413pp., ISBN PB 978-1-5266-0836-9
Author
Susanne MacGregor
Publication date
26-07-2022
Publisher
Springer US
Published in
Society / Issue 4/2022
Print ISSN: 0147-2011
Electronic ISSN: 1936-4725
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s12115-022-00745-5