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What Science Has Learned About Addiction:
What causes it?
How do drugs change the brain?
Who’s most vulnerable?
Does treatment work?
What can we do?
Addiction destroys lives. In The Addicted Brain, a leading neuroscientist explains how and why this happens–and presents advances in treatment and prevention. Using breathtaking brain imagery and other research, Michael Kuhar, Ph.D., shows the powerful, long-term brain changes that drugs can cause, revealing why it can be so difficult for addicts to escape their grip.
In plain English, Kuhar describes why some people are far more susceptible to addiction than others. He illuminates striking neural similarities between drugs and other pleasures potentially capable of causing abuse or addiction–including alcohol, gambling, sex, caffeine, and even Internet overuse. Finally, he outlines the 12 characteristics most often associated with successful treatment.
Authoritative and easy to understand, The Addicted Brain offers today’s most up-to-date scientific explanation of addiction–and what addicts, their families, and society can do about it.
The author presented some very scientific details, but as he stated it was important in understanding addiction. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jjay
Good book good research information for persons who lack a basic understanding and expertise in the field of drugs and Addiction.Published 2 months ago by Richard smith
Interesting look into the brain's of people that chose this path for their lives.Published 4 months ago by Sue D. Mackenzie
Excellent book by one the leading researchers and authorities in the field. Used book as a reference for his 7-week Emory University online course.Published 5 months ago by Charles Ray Pearson
Michael Kuhar is a professor from Emory University who specializes in the effects of drugs on the brain. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Ann G. Page
This book is written by one of the top authorities in the scientific research of addictions. This does not mean, however, that it is hard to understand or written only for experts. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Anderson Godoy