An Existential Perspective on Addiction Treatment: A Logic-Based Therapy Case Study

International Journal of Philosophical Practice Volume 5, Number 1, Winter 2019

29 Pages Posted: 3 Apr 2019

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Guy Du Plessis

Utah State University - College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences; California Southern University

Date Written: February 11, 2019

Abstract

In this essay I argue that a comprehensive understanding of addiction and its treatment should include an existential perspective. I provide a brief overview of an existential perspective of addiction and recovery, which will contextualize the remainder of the essay. I then present a case study of how the six-step philosophical practice method of Logic-Based Therapy can assist with issues that often arise in addiction treatment framed through an existential perspective.

Keywords: Logic-Based Therapy, Existentialism, Ideology Addiction, Addiction

Suggested Citation

Du Plessis, Guy, An Existential Perspective on Addiction Treatment: A Logic-Based Therapy Case Study (February 11, 2019). International Journal of Philosophical Practice Volume 5, Number 1, Winter 2019, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3350606 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3350606

Guy Du Plessis (Contact Author)

Utah State University - College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences ( email )

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United States

California Southern University ( email )

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