ebooks and download videos Search All  Title  Author 
Home / Nonfiction / Science / Cognitive Science

Unbroken Brain: A Revolutionary New Way of Understanding Addiction

| £24.16 | €27.17 | Ca$39.19 | Au$38.67
by Maia Szalavitz
What is this?DRM-EPUB | by download   add to wish list
Unbroken Brain: A Revolutionary New Way of Understanding Addiction by Maia Szalavitz

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of addiction is trapped in unfounded 20th century ideas, addiction as a crime or as brain disease, and in equally outdated treatment.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 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.

To view this DRM protected ebook on your desktop or laptop you will need to have Adobe Digital Editions installed. It is a free software. We also strongly recommend that you sign up for an AdobeID at the Adobe website. For more details please see FAQ 1&2. To view this ebook on an iPhone, iPad or Android mobile device you will need the Adobe Digital Editions app, or BlueFire Reader or Txtr app. These are free, too. For more details see this article.

SHARE  Share by Email  Share on Facebook  Share on Twitter  Share on Linked In  Share on Delicious
or call in the US toll free 1-888-866-9150 product ID: 822879

Ebook Details
Pages: 320
Size: 767 KB
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Date published:   2016
ISBN: 9781466859562 (DRM-EPUB)

DRM Settings
Copying:not allowed
Printing:not allowed
Read Aloud:  not allowed

Territory Restrictions
This ebook will NOT be sold to customers with a billing address in:
American Samoa, Canada, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Philippines, Puerto Rico, United States, United States Minor Outlying Islands, Virgin Islands (U.S.)

This product is listed in the following categories:

Nonfiction > Self > Substance Abuse & Addictions
Nonfiction > Science > Cognitive Science

This author has products in the following categories:

Nonfiction > Family & Relationships > Life Stages > Teenagers
Nonfiction > Psychology > Psychopathology > Addiction
Nonfiction > Self > Substance Abuse & Addictions
Nonfiction > Science > Cognitive Science
Nonfiction > Psychology
Nonfiction > Family & Relationships > Parenting
Nonfiction > Family & Relationships
Nonfiction > Self > Substance Abuse & Addictions > Alcoholism

If you find anything wrong with this product listing, perhaps the description is wrong, the author is incorrect, or it is listed in the wrong category, then please contact us. We will promptly address your feedback.

Submit 5 page SummaryWhat is this?

© 2016