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The Resource Unbroken brain : a revolutionary new way of understanding addiction, Maia Szalavitz

Unbroken brain : a revolutionary new way of understanding addiction, Maia Szalavitz

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Unbroken brain : a revolutionary new way of understanding addiction
Title
Unbroken brain
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a revolutionary new way of understanding addiction
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Maia Szalavitz
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eng
Summary
"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of addiction is trapped in unfounded 20th century ideas, addiction as a crime or as brain disease, and in equally outdated treatment.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"--
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A paradigm-shifting reevaluation of addiction challenges common perceptions to represent addiction as a learning disorder and how reclassification has the potential to improve ongoing approaches to treatment, prevention and policy
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10483985
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Szalavitz, Maia
Dewey number
362.29
Index
index present
LC call number
RC564
LC item number
.S975 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Substance abuse
  • Compulsive behavior
  • SELF-HELP / Substance Abuse & Addictions / General
  • Compulsive behavior
  • Substance abuse
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adult
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a revolutionary new way of understanding addiction
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Unbroken brain : a revolutionary new way of understanding addiction, Maia Szalavitz
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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text
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  • txt
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Contents
Needle point -- A history of addiction -- The nature of addiction -- Intense world -- The myth of the addictive personality -- Labels -- Hell is junior high school -- Transitive nightfall -- On dope and dopamine -- Set and setting -- Love and addiction -- Risky business -- Busted -- The problem with bottom -- Antisocial behavior -- The 12-step conundrum -- Harm reduction -- The Kiwi approach -- Teaching recovery -- Neurodiversity and the future of addiction
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ocn988380049
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Picador edition.
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9781250116444
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)988380049
Label
Unbroken brain : a revolutionary new way of understanding addiction, Maia Szalavitz
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Needle point -- A history of addiction -- The nature of addiction -- Intense world -- The myth of the addictive personality -- Labels -- Hell is junior high school -- Transitive nightfall -- On dope and dopamine -- Set and setting -- Love and addiction -- Risky business -- Busted -- The problem with bottom -- Antisocial behavior -- The 12-step conundrum -- Harm reduction -- The Kiwi approach -- Teaching recovery -- Neurodiversity and the future of addiction
Control code
ocn988380049
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Picador edition.
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9781250116444
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)988380049

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