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Amnon Jacob Suissa is a therapist specialized in addictions (alcoholism, drugs, gambling, social media). Trained in family therapy, he is a professor at the school of social work at Université du Québec à Montréal. He teaches courses on addictions as a social problem and the methodology of family and social intervention. He is the author of several books and scientific articles concerning the medicalization of behaviors understood as pathologies or even diseases. These include Le monde des AA: The world of AA with PUQ, Quebec University Press (2009), Pourquoi l’alcoolisme n’est pas une maladie Why Alcoholism is not a disease (2007) and Le jeu compulsif: vérités et mensonges Pathological Gambling: trues and lies (2005) with Éditions Fidès. As a researcher, Dr Suissa, fluent in many languages, is often invited in Canada and abroad for scientific interventions, trainings and collaborations.

 

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