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dc.contributor.authorDepner, Ronald
dc.description.abstractAddiction remains a topic of much research and media attention. The link between social connection and addiction has been identified, yet is rarely researched. I examine this link from two theoretical frameworks: Bowlby’s attachment theory and Alexander’s (2008) theory of dislocation. Each theory is explained in terms of its major tenets, its conceptualization of addiction, and for the ways in which the link between addiction and connection might best be understood. Both models are evaluated for their respective strengths and limitations as well as for implications for practice. Guided by constructivist understandings, a proposal is drawn for how each theory serves to inform the other in research and practice. Areas for future research are identified as particularly salient to this topic.en_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States
dc.subjectAddiction counselingen_US
dc.subjectSocial connection and substance useen_US
dc.subjectAttachment theoryen_US
dc.subjectBowlby’s attachment theoryen_US
dc.subjectAlexander’s theory of dislocationen_US
dc.subjectSocial dislocationen_US
dc.subject.lcshAttachment behavioren_US
dc.subject.lcshSubstance abuse--Psychological aspectsen_US
dc.subject.lcshCompulsive behavior--Social aspectsen_US
dc.subject.lcshSubstance abuse--Social aspectsen_US
dc.titleIn Search of Wholeness: An Exploration of Social Connection as a Mediating Factor in Addictionen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US University of Seattleen_US of Artsen_US
cityu.schoolDivision of Arts and Sciencesen_US
cityu.siteVancouver, BCen_US

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