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

Szalavitz, Maia, (author.).
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  • 9 of 9 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Greensburg-Decatur Co PL - Greensburg 362.29 SZALAVITZ (Text) 32826014142533 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Greenwood PL - Greenwood 362.29 SZA (Text) 36626103765525 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Jay Co PL - Portland 362.29 S996 (Text) 76383000461760 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Mooresville PL - Mooresville 362.29 SZA (Text) 37323005258416 NONFIC Available -
Morgan Co PL - Morgantown Branch 362.29 SZA (Text) 78551000525515 Non-Fiction Available -
Newburgh Chandler PL - Bell Road Library 362.29 SZALAVITZ 2016 (Text) 39206021241631 NonFiction Available -
Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield 362.29 Szalavit (Text) 31208912255777 non-fiction Available -
Starke Co PL - Schricker Main Library (Knox) 362.29 SZA (Text) 30032010678131 ADULT NON-FICTION Available -
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial 362.29 SZALAVITZ (Text) 33946003105033 Nonfiction . 2nd Floor 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of addiction is trapped in unfounded 20th century ideas, addiction as a crime or as brain disease, and in equally outdated treatment.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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