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The biology of desire : why addiction is not a disease, by Marc Lewis, PhD

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The biology of desire : why addiction is not a disease
Title
The biology of desire
Title remainder
why addiction is not a disease
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by Marc Lewis, PhD
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eng
Summary
Through the vivid, true stories of five people who journeyed into and out of addiction, a renowned neuroscientist explains why the "disease model" of addiction is wrong, and illuminates the path to recovery.The psychiatric establishment and rehab industry in the Western world have branded addiction as a brain disease, based on evidence that brains change with drug use. But in The Biology of Desire, cognitive neuroscientist and former addict Marc Lewis makes a convincing case that addiction is not a disease, and shows why the disease model has become an obstacle to healing.Lewis reveals addiction as an unintended consequence of the brain doing what it's supposed to do: seek pleasure and relief in a world that's not cooperating. Brains are designed to restructure themselves with normal learning and development, but this process is accelerated in addiction when highly attractive rewards are pursued repeatedly. Lewis shows why treatment based on the disease model so often fails, and how treatment can be retooled to achieve lasting recovery, given the realities of brain plasticity. Combining intimate human stories with clearly rendered scientific explanation, The Biology of Desire is enlightening and optimistic reading for anyone who has wrestled with addiction either personally or professionally
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BLACP
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616.86
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Read by Don Hagen
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The biology of desire : why addiction is not a disease, by Marc Lewis, PhD
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audio disc
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sd
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rdacarrier
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spoken word
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spw
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rdacontent
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4 3/4 in.
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
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Unabridged.
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6 audio discs (7 1/2 hr.)
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not applicable
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9781469095684
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mass produced
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plastic with metal
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audio
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rdamedia
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CD audio, digital
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digital recording
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1.4m. per second (discs)
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  • (OCoLC)933580976
  • 1006074
  • (OCoLC)ocn933580976
  • 1006074
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Label
The biology of desire : why addiction is not a disease, by Marc Lewis, PhD
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Subtitle from container
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
6 audio discs (7 1/2 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781469095684
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
Zbr2n
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)933580976
  • 1006074
  • (OCoLC)ocn933580976
  • 1006074
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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