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The thirteenth step : addiction in the age of brain science.

The thirteenth step : addiction in the age of brain science.

Author: Markus Heilig
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
The past twenty-five years have witnessed a revolution in the science of addiction, yet we still rely upon sorely outdated methods of treatment. Expensive new programs for managing addiction are also flourishing, but since they are not based in science, they offer little benefit to people who cannot afford to lose money or faith in their recovery. Clarifying the cutting-edge science of addiction for practitioners  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Heilig, Markus.
Thirteenth Step : Addiction in the Age of Brain Science.
New York : Columbia University Press, ©2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Markus Heilig
ISBN: 9780231539029 0231539029 0231172362 9780231172363
OCLC Number: 908091753
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 303 pages)
Contents: Us and them --
A grocery store that closed --
An entity in its own right --
A chronic, relapsing disorder --
Man or machine? --
Histories, brains, and behaviors --
The pursuit of happiness --
The dark side of addiction --
Rash actions --
Turning on a red light --
Getting the cue --
A strained mind --
Fathers and sons --
Molecular culprits --
Trick or treatment --
Please behave --
Pills for addiction ills --
Pray if you wish, but please take your meds first --
The journey ahead.
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A leading physician scientist explains why, despite major advances in our understanding of addiction, treatment continues to be ineffective--even harmful--and how we can achieve better outcomes.  Read more...


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Heilig makes the science of addiction accessible to both lay and professional audiences alike with an engaging conversational tone laced with humor and illustrative vignettes. He draws the reader in Read more...

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