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Memoirs of an addicted brain : a neuroscientist examines his former life on drugs

Author: Marc D Lewis
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A neuroscientist tells the story of his youth spent as a drug addict, while using the specific example of his own story to help explain drug use and addiction in general from a scientific standpoint.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Marc D Lewis; Marc D Lewis
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marc D Lewis
ISBN: 9781610391474 1610391470 9781610392334 1610392337
OCLC Number: 759175901
Notes: "Published in Canada in 2011 by Doubleday Canada"--Title page verso.
Description: 327 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The Tabor chronicles. Changing state --
Giving up control --
Into the fire --
Dopamine and desire: a romantic interlude --
Life and death in California. Pulling out the stops --
Psychedelics, sex, and violence --
A psychedelic finale: cops and angels --
Heroin, the Heap, and the sleep of the dead --
Getting down --
Going places. Travel broadens the mind --
Consciousness lost and found --
The opium fields --
In sickness and in health. Night life in Rat Park --
Crime and punishment --
Healing --
Epilogue.
Other Titles: Addicted brain
Responsibility: Marc Lewis.

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In a vivid, candid memoir of his own addiction, a renowned neuroscientist articulates exactly how drugs speak to the brain, illuminating both the science of craving and the human condition  Read more...

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Kirkusreview in January 1 issue: "Developmental neuroscientist Lewis examines his odyssey from minor stoner to helpless, full-blown addict....as [he] unspools one pungent drug episode after another, Read more...

 
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