[PDF] Unbroken Brain

Book Unbroken Brain Cover

Download and read the Unbroken Brain book written by Maia Szalavitz, available in various formats such as PDF, EPUB, MOBI, Tuebl and others. Register now, 7 days free trial.

Unbroken Brain Product Detail:

  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release : 05 April 2016
  • ISBN : 9781466859562
  • Page : 320 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 2 voters

Unbroken Brain Book Summary/Review:

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 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of addiction is trapped in unfounded 20th century ideas, addiction as a crime or as brain disease, and in equally outdated treatment.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," The New York Times Bestseller, 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 Szalavitz'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. Her writings on radical addiction therapies have been featured in The Washington Post, Vice Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times, in addition to multiple other publications. She has been interviewed about her book on many radio shows including Fresh Air with Terry Gross and The Brian Lehrer show.

GET THIS BOOK

Unbroken Brain

Unbroken Brain
  • Author : Maia Szalavitz
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2016-04-05
  • ISBN : 9781466859562
GET THIS BOOKUnbroken Brain

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 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," The

Overcoming Addiction

Overcoming Addiction
  • Author : Gregory E. Pence
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Release Date : 2020-03-15
  • ISBN : 9781538135044
GET THIS BOOKOvercoming Addiction

With an estimated 20 million people addicted to drugs or alcohol, North America is in the grip of an unrivaled epidemic. Overcoming Addition reveals how seemingly contradictory treatment theories must come together to understand and end dangerous substance abuse. Addiction treatment has become a billion-dollar industry based on innumerable clinical and psychological perspectives. Zealous clinicians and researchers have gathered around the theories, proclaiming each as the sole truth and excluding alternate views. In this book, leading bioethicist Gregory Pence demystifies seven

Addiction

Addiction
  • Author : Robert P. Vande Kappelle
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2019-05-24
  • ISBN : 9781532690228
GET THIS BOOKAddiction

What is addiction, and how do we know if we are addicted? Speaking sociologically, we are addicted because we live in addictive societies that turn us into consumers and materialists. Speaking biologically, we are addicted because that is how we are hardwired. Speaking spiritually, we are addicted because we seek spiritual satisfaction through things other than God. Humans can be addicted to most any object, ideology, and belief, but they cannot be addicted to the true God, for reasons disclosed

Addiction and the Brain

Addiction and the Brain
  • Author : Matilda Hellman,Michael Egerer,Janne Stoneham,Sarah Forberger,Vilja Männistö-Inkinen,Doris Ochterbeck,Samantha Rundle
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2022-04-22
  • ISBN : 9789811909467
GET THIS BOOKAddiction and the Brain

This book investigates the neuroscientific knowledge on addiction as an epistemic project.

Evaluating the Brain Disease Model of Addiction

Evaluating the Brain Disease Model of Addiction
  • Author : Nick Heather,Matt Field,Antony C. Moss,Sally Satel
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2022-03-07
  • ISBN : 9781000540062
GET THIS BOOKEvaluating the Brain Disease Model of Addiction

This ground-breaking book advances the fundamental debate about the nature of addiction. As well as presenting the case for seeing addiction as a brain disease, it brings together all the most cogent and penetrating critiques of the brain disease model of addiction (BDMA) and the main grounds for being skeptical of BDMA claims. The idea that addiction is a brain disease dominates thinking and practice worldwide. However, the editors of this book argue that our understanding of addiction is undergoing

Grace Can Lead Us Home

Grace Can Lead Us Home
  • Author : Kevin Nye
  • Publisher : MennoMedia, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2022-08-09
  • ISBN : 9781513810539
GET THIS BOOKGrace Can Lead Us Home

On any given night, more than half a million Americans and Canadians find themselves sleeping on the streets, in shelters, cars, and other places not meant for human habitation. Yet as this crisis continues to grow, it remains one of the least talked about—especially in churches. Even where compassion and empathy exist, the complexities around homelessness can make us feel stuck, overwhelmed, or numb to the existence of unhoused people in our cities and neighborhoods. Reporting back from his

The Opioid Epidemic

The Opioid Epidemic
  • Author : Yngvild Olsen,Joshua M. Sharfstein
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-05-01
  • ISBN : 9780190916046
GET THIS BOOKThe Opioid Epidemic

The opioid epidemic is responsible for longest sustained decline in U.S. life expectancy since the time of World War I and the Great Influenza. In 2017, nearly 50,000 Americans died from an opioid overdose - with an estimated 2 million more living with opioid addiction every day. The Opioid Epidemic: What Everyone Needs to Know® is an accessible, nonpartisan overview of the causes, politics, and treatments tied to the most devastating health crisis of our time. Its comprehensive approach and Q&A

Undoing Drugs

Undoing Drugs
  • Author : Maia Szalavitz
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2021-07-27
  • ISBN : 9780738285757
GET THIS BOOKUndoing Drugs

From “one of the bravest, smartest writers about addiction anywhere” (Johann Hari, New York Times bestselling author)—the untold story of harm reduction, a surprisingly simple idea with enormous power Drug overdoses now kill more Americans annually than guns, cars or breast cancer. But we have tried to solve this national crisis with policies that only made matters worse. In the name of “sending the right message,” we have maximized the spread of infectious disease, torn families apart, incarcerated millions

The War on Neighborhoods

The War on Neighborhoods
  • Author : Ryan Lugalia-Hollon,Daniel Cooper
  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Release Date : 2018-04-17
  • ISBN : 9780807084663
GET THIS BOOKThe War on Neighborhoods

A narrative-driven exploration of policing and the punishment of disadvantage in Chicago, and a new vision for repairing urban neighborhoods For people of color who live in segregated urban neighborhoods, surviving crime and violence is a generational reality. As violence in cities like New York and Los Angeles has fallen in recent years, in many Chicago communities, it has continued at alarming rates. Meanwhile, residents of these same communities have endured decades of some of the highest rates of arrest,

The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy and Science of Addiction

The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy and Science of Addiction
  • Author : Hanna Pickard,Serge H Ahmed
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-06-13
  • ISBN : 9781317423409
GET THIS BOOKThe Routledge Handbook of Philosophy and Science of Addiction

The problem of addiction is one of the major challenges and controversies confronting medicine and society. It also poses important and complex philosophical and scientific problems. What is addiction? Why does it occur? And how should we respond to it, as individuals and as a society? The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy and Science of Addiction is an outstanding reference source to the key topics, problems and debates in this exciting subject. It spans several disciplines and is the first collection

The Age of Addiction

The Age of Addiction
  • Author : David T. Courtwright
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-05-06
  • ISBN : 9780674239258
GET THIS BOOKThe Age of Addiction

“A fascinating history of corporate America’s efforts to shape our habits and desires.” —Sean Illing, Vox “[A] compulsively readable book about bad habits becoming big business...In crisp and playful prose and with plenty of needed humor, Courtwright has written a fascinating history of what we like and why we like it, from the first taste of beer in the ancient Middle East to opioids in West Virginia.” —American Conservative “A sweeping, ambitious account of the evolution of addiction...

Over the Influence, Second Edition

Over the Influence, Second Edition
  • Author : Patt Denning,Jeannie Little
  • Publisher : Guilford Publications
  • Release Date : 2017-07-09
  • ISBN : 9781462530342
GET THIS BOOKOver the Influence, Second Edition

"Just say no" just doesn't work for everyone. If you've tried to quit and failed, simply want to cut down, or wish to work toward sobriety gradually, join the many thousands of readers who have turned to this empathic, science-based resource--now thoroughly revised. A powerful alternative to abstinence-only treatments, harm reduction helps you set and meet your own goals for gaining control over alcohol and drugs. Step by step, the expert authors guide you to figure out: *Which aspects of

The Holistic Guide to Hypnotherapy

The Holistic Guide to Hypnotherapy
  • Author : Steve Webster C.Ht
  • Publisher : Balboa Press
  • Release Date : 2017-03-29
  • ISBN : 9781504356848
GET THIS BOOKThe Holistic Guide to Hypnotherapy

The Holistic Guide to Hypnotherapy is the most comprehensive and detailed guide to hypnotherapy yet. The essence of hypnotherapy appears in a fluid light, interspersed with information, graphics, interesting points, famous quotes, and humorous memes. Detailed guides to the steps of hypnotherapy, therapies, modalities, and alternate health options help both the novice and the professional. Most hypnotists cannot hypnotize 60 percent of the population, and this book teaches you how to. Your subconscious mind can never be ill, and in this

The Passion Paradox

The Passion Paradox
  • Author : Brad Stulberg,Steve Magness
  • Publisher : Rodale Books
  • Release Date : 2019-03-19
  • ISBN : 9781635653441
GET THIS BOOKThe Passion Paradox

The coauthors of the bestselling Peak Performance dive into the fascinating science behind passion, showing how it can lead to a rich and meaningful life while also illuminating the ways in which it is a double-edged sword. Here’s how to cultivate a passion that will take you to great heights—while minimizing the risk of an equally great fall. Common advice is to find and follow your passion. A life of passion is a good life, or so we

Nurturing Strangers

Nurturing Strangers
  • Author : Andrew Fitz-Gibbon,Jane Hall Fitz-Gibbon
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-12-07
  • ISBN : 9781351383219
GET THIS BOOKNurturing Strangers

Nurturing Strangers focuses on loving nonviolent re-parenting of children in foster care. This book is a jargon-free mix of narrative and real-life case studies, together with the theory and practice of nonviolence. Nurturing Strangers and the authors’ previous book, Welcoming Strangers, are the first books to apply philosophies of nonviolence directly to the care of children in the foster care system. One of their strengths is that the books are not merely theoretical, but rooted in the practice of nonviolence