Unbroken Brain
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Unbroken Brain


  • Author : Maia Szalavitz
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2016-04-05
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466859562


Unbroken Brain Book Description :

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER More people than ever before see themselves as addicted to, or recovering from, addiction, whether it be alcohol or drugs, prescription meds, sex, gambling, porn, or the internet. But despite the unprecedented attention, our understanding of addiction is trapped in unfounded 20th century ideas, addiction as a crime or as brain disease, and in equally outdated treatment. Challenging both the idea of the addict's "broken brain" and the notion of a simple "addictive personality," The New York Times Bestseller, Unbroken Brain, offers a radical and groundbreaking new perspective, arguing that addictions are learning disorders and shows how seeing the condition this way can untangle our current debates over treatment, prevention...

Rewired
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

Rewired


  • Author : Erica Spiegelman
  • Publisher : Hatherleigh Press
  • Release Date : 2015-04-28
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781578265664


Rewired Book Description :

A REVOLUTIONARY NEW APPROACH TO ADDICTION RECOVERY FROM AN ADDICTION EXPERT Rewired is a new, breakthrough approach to fighting addiction and self-damaging behavior by acknowledging our personal power to bring ourselves back from the brink. Centered on the concept of self-actualization, Rewired will guide you towards not only physical sobriety, but a mental, emotional, and spiritual sobriety by learning to identify key principles within yourself, including authenticity, honesty, gratitude, and understanding a need for solitude. Rewired addresses the whole self; just as addiction affects every part of one’s life, so too must its treatment. By helping us to build a healthy space to support our own recovery, we can rewrite the negative behaviors that ...

Memoirs of an Addicted Brain
Score: 3.5
From 6 Ratings

Memoirs of an Addicted Brain


  • Author : Marc Lewis
  • Publisher : Doubleday Canada
  • Release Date : 2011-10-04
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385669269


Memoirs of an Addicted Brain Book Description :

A gripping, ultimately triumphant memoir that's also the most comprehensive and comprehensible study of the neuroscience of addiction written for the general public. FROM THE INTRODUCTION: "We are prone to a cycle of craving what we don't have, finding it, using it up or losing it, and then craving it all the more. This cycle is at the root of all addictions, addictions to drugs, sex, love, cigarettes, soap operas, wealth, and wisdom itself. But why should this be so? Why are we desperate for what we don't have, or can't have, often at great cost to what we do have, thereby risking our peace and contentment, our safety, and even our lives?" The answer, says Dr. Marc Lewis, lies in the structure and function of the human brain. Marc Lewis is a disting...

Unbroken
Score: 4.5
From 4,575 Ratings

Unbroken


  • Author : Laura Hillenbrand
  • Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2014-07-29
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780812974492


Unbroken Book Description :

Relates the story of a U.S. airman who survived when his bomber crashed into the sea during World War II, spent forty-seven days adrift in the ocean before being rescued by the Japanese Navy, and was held as a prisoner until the end of the war....

Overcoming Addiction

Overcoming Addiction


  • Author : Gregory E. Pence
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Release Date : 2020-03-15
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781538135044


Overcoming Addiction Book Description :

With an estimated 20 million people addicted to drugs or alcohol, North America is in the grip of an unrivaled epidemic. Overcoming Addition reveals how seemingly contradictory treatment theories must come together to understand and end dangerous substance abuse. Addiction treatment has become a billion-dollar industry based on innumerable clinical and psychological perspectives. Zealous clinicians and researchers have gathered around the theories, proclaiming each as the sole truth and excluding alternate views. In this book, leading bioethicist Gregory Pence demystifies seven foundational theories of addiction and addiction treatment. From Alcoholics and Narcotics Anonymous to methadone clinics and brain chemistry studies, each method holds foundat...

High Price
Score: 3.5
From 6 Ratings

High Price


  • Author : Carl Hart
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2013-06-11
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062198938


High Price Book Description :

High Price is the harrowing and inspiring memoir of neuroscientist Carl Hart, a man who grew up in one of Miami’s toughest neighborhoods and, determined to make a difference as an adult, tirelessly applies his scientific training to help save real lives. Young Carl didn't see the value of school, studying just enough to keep him on the basketball team. Today, he is a cutting-edge neuroscientist—Columbia University’s first tenured African American professor in the sciences—whose landmark, controversial research is redefining our understanding of addiction. In this provocative and eye-opening memoir, Dr. Carl Hart recalls his journey of self-discovery, how he escaped a life of crime and drugs and avoided becoming one of the crack addicts he now...

Addiction

Addiction


  • Author : Robert P. Vande Kappelle
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2019-05-24
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781532690228


Addiction Book Description :

What is addiction, and how do we know if we are addicted? Speaking sociologically, we are addicted because we live in addictive societies that turn us into consumers and materialists. Speaking biologically, we are addicted because that is how we are hardwired. Speaking spiritually, we are addicted because we seek spiritual satisfaction through things other than God. Humans can be addicted to most any object, ideology, and belief, but they cannot be addicted to the true God, for reasons disclosed in this text. As this book demonstrates, addiction is a pattern of learned behavior that utilizes ancient mental pathways designed to promote survival and reproduction. When neural connections intended to promote eating, reproduction, parenting, and social re...

Beyond Addiction
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Beyond Addiction


  • Author : Jeffrey Foote
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2014-02-18
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476709475


Beyond Addiction Book Description :

Leading innovators in progressive addiction treatment outline a science-based program for overcoming addiction-related problems, demonstrating how to effectively use positive reinforcement and motivational and behavioral strategies. (Self-Help)...

Never Enough

Never Enough


  • Author : Judith Grisel
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2019-02-19
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385542852


Never Enough Book Description :

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From a renowned behavioral neuroscientist and recovering addict, a rare page-turning work of science that draws on personal insights to reveal how drugs work, the dangerous hold they can take on the brain, and the surprising way to combat today's epidemic of addiction. Judith Grisel was a daily drug user and college dropout when she began to consider that her addiction might have a cure, one that she herself could perhaps discover by studying the brain. Now, after twenty-five years as a neuroscientist, she shares what she and other scientists have learned about addiction, enriched by captivating glimpses of her personal journey. In Never Enough, Grisel reveals the unfortunate bottom line of all regular drug use: there is n...

The Urban Monk
Score: 2.5
From 2 Ratings

The Urban Monk


  • Author : Pedram Shojai
  • Publisher : Rodale
  • Release Date : 2017-10-24
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781623369019


The Urban Monk Book Description :

In this New York Times bestseller, you will discover how the calmness of Zen masters can help you stop time, refuel, and focus on the things that really matter. Our world is an overwhelming place. Each day’s commitments to career and family take everything we’ve got, and we struggle to focus on our health, relationships, and purpose in life. Technology brings endless information to our fingertips, but the one thing we really want—a sense of satisfaction and contentment—remains out of reach. Pedram Shojai is here to change all of that. With practice, you can stop time, refuel, and focus on the things that really matter, even among the chaos that constantly surrounds us. His no-nonsense life mastery program brings together clear tools to elevat...