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Unbroken brain : a revolutionary new way of understanding addiction / Maia Szalavitz.

Szalavitz, Maia, author. (Author).
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  • 3 of 7 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 7 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Greenwood Public Library - Greenwood 362.29 SZA (Text) 36626103765525 New Adult Nonfiction Checked out 11/03/2016
Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch 362.29 SZALAVITZ (Text) 33946003105033 Nonfiction . 2nd Floor Available -
Jay County Public Library - Portland 362.29 S996 (Text) 76383000443871 Adult New Shelf, NF Available -
Mooresville Public Library - Mooresville 362.29 SZA (Text) 37323005258416 NONFIC Checked out 11/08/2016
Morgan County Public Library - Martinsville 362.29 SZA (Text) 78551000525515 Non-Fiction Checked out 11/10/2016
Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library 362.29 Szalavit (Text) 31208912255777 new non-fiction Checked out 11/08/2016
Schricker Main Library 362.29 SZA (Text) 30032010678131 NEW ADULT Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250055828
  • ISBN: 1250055822
  • Physical Description: 336 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2016.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-322) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Needle point -- A history of addiction -- The nature of addiction -- Intense world -- The myth of the addictive personality -- Labels -- Hell is junior high school -- Transitive nightfall -- On dope and dopamine -- Set and setting -- Love and addiction -- Risky business -- Busted -- The problem with bottom -- Antisocial behavior -- The 12-step conundrum -- Harm reduction -- The kiwi approach -- Teaching recovery -- Neurodiversity and the future of addiction.
Summary, etc.: "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of addiction is trapped in unfounded 20th century ideas, addiction as a crime or as brain disease, and in equally outdated treatment.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," 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 and policy. Like autistic traits, addictive behaviors fall on a spectrum -- and they can be a normal response to an extreme situation. By illustrating what addiction is, and is not, the book illustrates how timing, history, family, peers, culture and chemicals come together to create both illness and recovery- and why there is no "addictive personality" or single treatment that works for all. Combining Maia's personal story with a distillation of more than 25 years of science and research, Unbroken Brain provides a paradigm-shifting approach to thinking about addiction"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Substance abuse > Treatment.
Compulsive behavior.
SELF-HELP / Substance Abuse & Addictions / General.
Substance-Related Disorders > therapy.

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