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Descirption: From a renowned behavioral neuroscientist and recovered drug addict, this is the authoritative and accessible guide to understanding drug addiction that we’ve been waiting for: clearly explained brain science and vivid personal stories combine to reveal how addiction happens and what can be done about it.
Addiction is epidemic and catastrophic. With more than 1 in every 5 people over the age of 14 addicted, drug abuse has been called the most formidable health problem worldwide. If we are not victims ourselves, we all know someone struggling with the merciless compulsion to alter their experience by changing how their brain functions.
Drawing on years of research-as well as personal experience as a recovered addict-researcher and professor Judy Grisel has reached a fundamental conclusion: for the addict, there will never be enough drugs. The brain’s capacity to learn and adapt is seemingly infinite, allowing it to counteract any regular…
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