Unbroken Brain by Maia Szalavitz
$39.99
BUY IT NOW
Loyalty Reward Rebate
  1. $2.00*
  2. $2.80*
  3. $4.00*
  4. $4.00*
  * Rebate calculated before redemption of credit. See Terms for more information.


ISBN
9781250055828
Date Released
Binding
Hardcover
Pages
352
Dimensions
153 x 234mm
Only available to order or Find in store
Estimated 10 - 14 business days until dispatch

Other Titles by Maia Szalavitz

Description
Information
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of addiction is trapped in unfounded 20th century ideas, addiction as a crime or as brain disease, and in equally outdated treatment.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.
ISBN:
9781250055828
Publication Date:
02 / 05 / 2016
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
153 x 234mm

You might also like