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In recent years, psychoanalysts have made significant contributions to the understanding and treatment of addictions. This is a very sample but important sample of recent work. Please take a close look. You will also find that these thinkers are widely cited outside the field of psychoanalysis.

Psychoanalysis and Addiction
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Lance Dodes

Addiction: Not a Brain Disease or a DSM Diagnosis

Dodes, L. M. (1990). Addiction, helplessness, and narcissistic rage.Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 59(3), 398-419.
Dodes, L. M. (1996). Compulsion and addiction.
Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 44(3), 815-835.
Dodes, L. M. (1988). The psychology of combining dynamic psychotherapy and Alcoholics Anonymous.
Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic.
Dodes, L. M. (2002).
The heart of addiction. New York: Harper Collins Publishers.
Dodes, L. M. (2009). Addiction as a psychological symptom.
Psychodynamic Practice, 15(4), 381-393.
Dodes, L. M. (2004). On: What can we learn from psychoanalysis and prospective studies about chemically dependent patients?.
The International journal of psycho-analysis, 85(Pt 6), 1507.
Dodes, L., & Dodes, Z. (2014).
The sober truth: Debunking the bad science behind 12-step programs and the rehab industry. Beacon Press.

Baldwin, Y. G., Malone, K. R., & Svolos, T. (Eds.). (2011).
Lacan and Addiction: An Anthology. Karnac Books.
Burton, N. (2005). Finding the lost girls: Multiplicity and dissociation in the treatment of addictions.
Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 15(4), 587-612.
Colace, C. (2004). Dreaming in addiction: A study on the motivational bases of dreaming processes.
NeuroPsychoanalysis, 6(2), 165-179.
Colace, C. (2006). Drug dreams in cocaine addiction.
Alcohol & Drug Review,25(2), 177.
Colace, C. (2014).
Drug dreams: clinical and research implications of dreams about drugs in drug-addicted patients. London: Karnac Books.
DeCicco, T. L., & Higgins, H. (2009). Dreams of recovering alcoholics: mood, dream content, discovery, and the storytelling method of dream interpretation.
International Journal of Dream Research, 2(2), 45-51.
Director, L. (2002). The value of relational psychoanalysis in the treatment of chronic drug and alcohol use.
Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 12(4), 551-579.
Dodes, L. M. (2009). Addiction as a psychological symptom.
Psychodynamic Practice, 15(4), 381-393.
Dodes, L. M. (1996). Compulsion and addiction.
Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 44(3), 815-835.
Johnson, B. (2008). Just what lies “beyond the pleasure principle”?.
Neuropsychoanalysis, 10(2), 201-212.
Johnson, B. (2009). A “neuropsychoanalytic” treatment of a patient with cocaine dependence.
Neuropsychoanalysis, 11(2), 181-196.
Johnson, B. (2010). The Psychoanalysis of a Man with Heroin Dependence: Implications for Neurobiological Theories of Attachment and Drug Craving.
Neuropsychoanalysis, 12(2), 207-215.
Johnson, B. (2013). Addiction and will.
Frontiers in human neuroscience, 7.
Kemp, R. (2009). Relating to the other: truth and untruth in addiction.
European Journal of Psychotherapy and Counselling, 11(4), 355-368.
Kemp, R. (2011). The symbolic constitution of addiction: Language, alienation, ambivalence.
Health:, 1363459311425515.
Loose, R. (2002).
The subject of addiction: Psychoanalysis and the administration of enjoyment. London: Karnac Books.
Miller, J. (2002). Heroin addiction: The needle as transitional object.
Journal of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry, 30(2), 293-304.
Gottdiener, W. H., Murawski, P., & Kucharski, L. T. (2008). Using the Delay Discounting Task to test for failures in ego control in substance abusers: A meta-analysis.
Psychoanalytic Psychology, 25(3), 533.
Rothschild, D., & Gellman, M. (2009). Finding the common ground: Contemporary psychoanalysis and substance abuse treatment.
Journal of addictive diseases, 28(1), 28-38.
Suler, J. (2004). Computer and cyberspace “addiction”.
International Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Studies, 1(4), 359-362.
Ulman, R. B., & Paul, H. (2013).
The Self-Psychology of Addiction and Its Treatment: Narcissus in Wonderland. Routledge.
Zellner, M. R., Watt, D. F., Solms, M., & Panksepp, J. (2011). Affective neuroscientific and neuropsychoanalytic approaches to two intractable psychiatric problems: Why depression feels so bad and what addicts really want.
Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 35(9), 2000-2008.
Sweet, A. D. (2012). Internal objects and self-destructive behaviours: A clinical case highlighting dissociation, splitting and the role of the primitive super-ego in the addictions.
The Scandinavian Psychoanalytic Review, 35(2), 116-126.
Weegmann, M. (2002). Motivational interviewing and addiction-A psychodynamic appreciation.
Psychodynamic Practice, 8(2), 179-195.
Rothschild, D. (2010). Partners in treatment: Relational psychoanalysis and harm reduction therapy.
Journal of clinical psychology, 66(2), 136-149.