The Biology of Desire

Why Addiction Is Not a Disease
CD - unabridged
Audio (6 discs)
Product Number: DD24443
Released: Feb 02, 2016
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ISBN: #9781469095684
Narrator/s: Don Hagen
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The psychiatric establishment and rehab industry in the Western world have branded addiction as a brain disease, based on evidence that brains change with drug use. But in The Biology of Desire, cognitive neuroscientist and former addict Marc Lewis makes a convincing case that addiction is not a disease, and shows why the disease model has become an obstacle to healing. Lewis reveals addiction as an unintended consequence of the brain doing what it's supposed to do: seek pleasure and relief in a world that's not cooperating. He shows why treatment based on the disease model so often fails, and how treatment can be retooled to achieve lasting recovery, given the realities of brain plasticity.

Author(s): Marc Lewis

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Author(s): Marc Lewis
Product Number EB00700638
Released: Mar 15, 2017
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Publisher: PublicAffairs
ISBN: #9781610399173

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