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The Age Of Addiction by David T. Courtwright

Title The Age of Addiction
Author David T. Courtwright
Publisher Harvard University Press
Release Date 2019-05-06
Category History
Total Pages 336
ISBN 9780674737372
Language English, Spanish, and French
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We live in an age of addiction, from compulsive gaming and shopping to binge eating and opioid abuse. What can we do to resist temptations that insidiously and deliberately rewire our brains? Nothing, David Courtwright says, unless we understand the global enterprises whose “limbic capitalism” creates and caters to our bad habits.

The Age Of Addiction by David T. Courtwright

Title The Age of Addiction
Author David T. Courtwright
Publisher Harvard University Press
Release Date 2019-05-06
Category History
Total Pages 312
ISBN 9780674239258
Language English, Spanish, and French
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“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...This bold, thought-provoking synthesis will appeal to fans of ‘big history’ in the tradition of Guns, Germs, and Steel.” —Publishers Weekly “A mind-blowing tour de force that unwraps the myriad objects of addiction that surround us daily...This intelligent, incisive, and sometimes grimly entertaining book will become the standard work on the subject.” —Rod Phillips, author of Alcohol: A History We live in an age of addiction, from compulsive gaming and shopping to binge eating and opioid abuse. Sugar can be as habit-forming as cocaine, researchers tell us, and social media apps are deliberately hooking our kids. But what can we do to resist temptations that insidiously rewire our brains? A renowned expert on addiction, David Courtwright reveals how global enterprises have both created and catered to our addictions. The Age of Addiction chronicles the triumph of what he calls “limbic capitalism,” the growing network of competitive businesses targeting the brain pathways responsible for feeling, motivation, and long-term memory.

The Age Of Addiction by David T. Courtwright

Title The Age of Addiction
Author David T. Courtwright
Publisher Harvard University Press
Release Date 2020-08-18
Category History
Total Pages 312
ISBN 0674248228
Language English, Spanish, and French
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“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...This bold, thought-provoking synthesis will appeal to fans of ‘big history’ in the tradition of Guns, Germs, and Steel.” —Publishers Weekly “A mind-blowing tour de force that unwraps the myriad objects of addiction that surround us daily...This intelligent, incisive, and sometimes grimly entertaining book will become the standard work on the subject.” —Rod Phillips, author of Alcohol: A History We live in an age of addiction, from compulsive gaming and shopping to binge eating and opioid abuse. Sugar can be as habit-forming as cocaine, researchers tell us, and social media apps are deliberately hooking our kids. But what can we do to resist temptations that insidiously rewire our brains? A renowned expert on addiction, David Courtwright reveals how global enterprises have both created and catered to our addictions. The Age of Addiction chronicles the triumph of what he calls “limbic capitalism,” the growing network of competitive businesses targeting the brain pathways responsible for feeling, motivation, and long-term memory.

Title Hope in the Age of Addiction
Author Chip Dodd
Publisher Revell
Release Date 2020-08-04
Category Religion
Total Pages 208
ISBN 9781493423071
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Between alcohol, illegal drugs, prescription drugs, pornography, gambling, and eating disorders, fully 25% of the population of the United States is addicted to something. Those addictions are taking a massive physical, emotional, spiritual, and financial toll on individuals, families, and communities. The problem can feel insurmountable. But there is a solution, at once ancient and supported by the latest in neuroscientific research. With an honest assessment of the facts, yet always reaching out toward hopeful solutions, counselors Chip Dodd and Stephen James explain what addiction really is, how it works, and why it is so damaging to our hearts, souls, minds, and relationships. They then take us beyond mere coping techniques that allow us to function to the real solution--restoring our broken relationship with our Creator so that we can rediscover how to live fully the way we were created to live. Each chapter includes the personal story of a recovering addict, told from the addict's point of view. The authors also include a list of books, organizations, workshops, and treatment centers people can turn to for help along the road to lasting recovery.

The Thirteenth Step by Markus Heilig

Title The Thirteenth Step
Author Markus Heilig
Publisher Columbia University Press
Release Date 2015-05-12
Category Medical
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9780231539029
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The past thirty years have witnessed a revolution in the science of addiction, yet we still rely on outdated methods of treatment. Expensive new programs for managing addiction are also flourishing, but since they are not based in science, they offer little benefit to people who cannot afford to lose money or faith in their recovery. Clarifying the cutting-edge science of addiction for both practitioners and general readers, The Thirteenth Step pairs stories of real patients with explanations of key concepts relating to their illness. A police chief who disappears on the job illustrates the process through which a drug can trigger the brain circuits mediating relapse. One person's effort to find a burrito shack in a foreign city illuminates the reward prediction error signaled by the brain chemical dopamine. With these examples and more, this volume paints a vivid, readable portrait of drug seeking, escalation, and other aspects of addiction and suggests science-based treatments that promise to improve troubling relapse rates. Merging science and human experience, The Thirteenth Step offers compassionate, valuable answers to anyone who hopes for a better handle on a confounding disease.

The Age Of Fentanyl by Brodie Ramin

Title The Age of Fentanyl
Author Brodie Ramin
Publisher Dundurn
Release Date 2020-03-14
Category Medical
Total Pages 232
ISBN 9781459746725
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Is there a way to end North America’s opioid epidemic? In The Age of Fentanyl, Brodie Ramin tells the story of the opioid crisis, showing us the disease and cure from his perspective as an addiction doctor working on the front lines. We meet his patients, hear from other addiction experts, and learn about the science and medicine of opioid addiction and its treatments. He shows us how addiction can be prevented, how knowledge can reduce stigma, and how epidemics can be beaten. Dr. Ramin brings the hopeful message that just as patients and health care workers rallied together to fight HIV one generation ago, a coalition of patients, advocates, scientists, doctors, and nurses is once again finding solutions and making plans to stem the overdose deaths, block the spread of fentanyl, and end the epidemic.

Never Enough by Judith Grisel

Title Never Enough
Author Judith Grisel
Publisher Anchor
Release Date 2019-02-19
Category Psychology
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9780385542852
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From a renowned behavioral neuroscientist and recovering addict, a rare page-turning work of science that draws on personal insights to reveal how drugs work, the dangerous hold they can take on the brain, and the surprising way to combat today's epidemic of addiction. Judith Grisel was a daily drug user and college dropout when she began to consider that her addiction might have a cure, one that she herself could perhaps discover by studying the brain. Now, after twenty-five years as a neuroscientist, she shares what she and other scientists have learned about addiction, enriched by captivating glimpses of her personal journey. In Never Enough, Grisel reveals the unfortunate bottom line of all regular drug use: there is no such thing as a free lunch. All drugs act on the brain in a way that diminishes their enjoyable effects and creates unpleasant ones with repeated use. Yet they have their appeal, and Grisel draws on anecdotes both comic and tragic from her own days of using as she limns the science behind the love of various drugs, from marijuana to alcohol, opiates to psychedelics, speed to spice. With more than one in five people over the age of fourteen addicted, drug abuse has been called the most formidable health problem worldwide, and Grisel delves with compassion into the science of this scourge. She points to what is different about the brains of addicts even before they first pick up a drink or drug, highlights the changes that take place in the brain and behavior as a result of chronic using, and shares the surprising hidden gifts of personality that addiction can expose. She describes what drove her to addiction, what helped her recover, and her belief that a “cure” for addiction will not be found in our individual brains but in the way we interact with our communities. Set apart by its color, candor, and bell-clear writing, Never Enough is a revelatory look at the roles drugs play in all of our lives and offers crucial new insight into how we can solve the epidemic of abuse.

Irresistible by Adam Alter

Title Irresistible
Author Adam Alter
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2017-03-07
Category Social Science
Total Pages 368
ISBN 9780698402638
Language English, Spanish, and French
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“One of the most mesmerizing and important books I’ve read in quite some time. Alter brilliantly illuminates the new obsessions that are controlling our lives and offers the tools we need to rescue our businesses, our families, and our sanity.” —Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Originals and Give and Take Welcome to the age of behavioral addiction—an age in which half of the American population is addicted to at least one behavior. We obsess over our emails, Instagram likes, and Facebook feeds; we binge on TV episodes and YouTube videos; we work longer hours each year; and we spend an average of three hours each day using our smartphones. Half of us would rather suffer a broken bone than a broken phone, and Millennial kids spend so much time in front of screens that they struggle to interact with real, live humans. In this revolutionary book, Adam Alter, a professor of psychology and marketing at NYU, tracks the rise of behavioral addiction, and explains why so many of today's products are irresistible. Though these miraculous products melt the miles that separate people across the globe, their extraordinary and sometimes damaging magnetism is no accident. The companies that design these products tweak them over time until they become almost impossible to resist. By reverse engineering behavioral addiction, Alter explains how we can harness addictive products for the good—to improve how we communicate with each other, spend and save our money, and set boundaries between work and play—and how we can mitigate their most damaging effects on our well-being, and the health and happiness of our children. Adam Alter's previous book, Drunk Tank Pink: And Other Unexpected Forces that Shape How We Think, Feel, and Behave is available in paperback from Penguin.

A House On Stilts by Paula Becker

Title A House on Stilts
Author Paula Becker
Publisher University of Iowa Press
Release Date 2019-09-15
Category Self-Help
Total Pages 232
ISBN 9781609386597
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A House on Stilts tells the story of one woman’s struggle to reclaim wholeness while mothering a son addicted to opioids. Paula Becker’s son Hunter was raised in a safe, nurturing home by his writer/historian mom and his physician father. He was a bright, curious child. And yet, addiction found him. More than 2.5 million Americans are addicted to opioids, some half-million of these to heroin. For many of them, their drug addiction leads to lives of demoralization, homelessness, and constant peril. For parents, a child’s addiction upends family life, catapulting them onto a path no longer prescribed by Dr. Spock, but by Dante’s Inferno. Within this ten-year crucible, Paula is transformed by an excruciating, inescapable truth: the difference between what she can do and what she cannot do.

Science Of A Happy Brain by Dr. Jay Kumar

Title Science of A Happy Brain
Author Dr. Jay Kumar
Publisher Page Publishing Inc
Release Date 2020-11-13
Category Psychology
Total Pages 206
ISBN 9781644628027
Language English, Spanish, and French
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What is happiness? Is happiness even realistic for you to achieve in today’s world of rising anger, anxiety, and addiction? It’s the fundamental question Dr. Jay Kumar (your Happiness professor) yearned to discover in the wake of a life-transforming family tragedy as a young adult that led him to the halls of academia and holy ashrams to explore the science and spirituality of happiness. Science of a Happy Brain is adapted upon actual lessons from Dr. Jay’s popular university Happiness course that he has been coteaching for the past seven years. From millennials suffering from anxiety to folks in Middle America struggling with addiction, from veterans battling PTSD to parents coping to raise children hooked on technology, from the spike in suicides to the tribalism and hate in today’s world, Dr. Jay guides you on a personalized and proven strategy for building a Happy Brain—for you and society. More research in brain science points to one undeniable truth—to socialize is to survive, to tribe is to thrive. Science of a Happy Brain uncovers a long-forgotten aspect of humanity by exposing a shared element of human biology—your social brain. Only recently has science affirmed what religions knew all along—you are a social being with a social brain that is nourished and strengthened by community and connection. But the marvels of society’s Age of Digitalization can unwittingly bring you into the malaise of today’s Age of Disconnection, which presently sabotages your health, weakens our society, and hijacks your Happy Brain. Your happiness demands tribe. Creating tribe in your life creates balance, longevity, and resilience—the foundation required for generating your Happy Brain. Science of a Happy Brain is equally a self-help course and a social commentary whose time has come that brings hope to a world in crisis, a nation in a happiness deficit, and a generation discovering where enduring happiness resides. It is a powerful work that is vital for the crossroads at which society finds itself by presenting a platform for public discourse to explore today’s crucial social, cultural, and health issues. Dr. Jay reveals how you can achieve a Happy Brain by learning to experience happiness the way your brain evolved—biologically, psychologically, socially, and spiritually. A Happy Brain creates happy people. Happy people make a happy world. Now more than ever, the future needs you. Happy.

Addiction by Gene M. Heyman

Title Addiction
Author Gene M. Heyman
Publisher Harvard University Press
Release Date 2010-10-15
Category Health & Fitness
Total Pages 216
ISBN 9780674057272
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Argues that drug addiction is not a disease but a voluntary choice of an individual.

Addict At 10 by Derek Steele

Title Addict at 10
Author Derek Steele
Publisher BookPros, LLC
Release Date 2010
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 241
ISBN 9780984076093
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Derek Steele got drunk for the first time at the age of eight. By the age of ten, he was addicted to pot, and by sixteen, he was addicted to alcohol, meth, and cocaine. He began selling drugs in junior high, dropped out of high school, and soon found himself behind bars. By the time he was twenty, he was homeless and in hiding from a vicious drug dealer who wanted him dead.With the help of God, mentors, and a twelve step program, he conquered his addictions and began rebuilding his life. In his inspiring story, Derek shares intimate details of his life, from the hopelessness of addiction to becoming the man he had always wanted to be.

Forces Of Habit by David T. COURTWRIGHT

Title Forces of Habit
Author David T. COURTWRIGHT
Publisher Harvard University Press
Release Date 2009-06-30
Category History
Total Pages 288
ISBN 0674029909
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A global history of the acquisition of progressively more potent means of altering ordinary waking consciousness, this book is the first to provide the big picture of the discovery, interchange, and exploitation of the planet's psychoactive resources, from tea and kola to opiates and amphetamines.

Wanting More by Mark D. Chamberlain

Title Wanting More
Author Mark D. Chamberlain
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2000
Category Self-Help
Total Pages 144
ISBN 1573458171
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Extreme! It's one of the buzzwords of the day, symbolizing a higher level of excitement, stimulation, and enjoyment in life. But a paradox comes into play as we search for fulfillment through amassing "goodies" and participating in intense activities. "We want more enjoyment in our lives", writes Mark Chamberlain, "but seeking and even acquiring does not remove that sense of wanting". Indeed, he points out, our seeking quite often backfires, and our capacity for enjoyment seems to decrease the more we indulge ourselves. In Wanting More, he shows us how to reverse the downward spiral of dissatisfaction and learn how to appreciate and enjoy life to the fullest. It's a compelling look at time-honored principles of self-control, patience, and increased awareness, sorely needed in an age of instant gratification.

The Age Of Anxiety by Andrea Tone

Title The Age of Anxiety
Author Andrea Tone
Publisher Basic Books
Release Date 2008-12-30
Category Medical
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9780786727476
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Anxious Americans have increasingly pursued peace of mind through pills and prescriptions. In 2006, the National Institute of Mental Health estimated that 40 million adult Americans suffer from an anxiety disorder in any given year: more than double the number thought to have such a disorder in 2001. Anti-anxiety drugs are a billion-dollar business. Yet as recently as 1955, when the first tranquilizer—Miltown—went on the market, pharmaceutical executives worried that there wouldn't be interest in anxiety-relief. At mid-century, talk therapy remained the treatment of choice. But Miltown became a sensation—the first psychotropic blockbuster in United States history. By 1957, Americans had filled 36 million prescriptions. Patients seeking made-to-order tranquility emptied drugstores, forcing pharmacists to post signs reading “more Miltown tomorrow.” The drug's financial success and cultural impact revolutionized perceptions of anxiety and its treatment, inspiring the development of other lifestyle drugs including Valium and Prozac. In The Age of Anxiety, Andrea Tone draws on a broad array of original sources—manufacturers' files, FDA reports, letters, government investigations, and interviews with inventors, physicians, patients, and activists—to provide the first comprehensive account of the rise of America's tranquilizer culture. She transports readers from the bomb shelters of the Cold War to the scientific optimism of the Baby Boomers, to the “just say no” Puritanism of the late 1970s and 1980s. A vibrant history of America's long and turbulent affair with tranquilizers, The Age of Anxiety casts new light on what it has meant to seek synthetic solutions to everyday angst.

Title The Age of Miracles Is Back
Author Glenn Langohr
Publisher Independently Published
Release Date 2018-10-31
Category
Total Pages 72
ISBN 1729499104
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This is a Corporate and Personal Prayer Book against every ADDICTION and even thought processes that become obsessive. Glenn Langohr delves into the History of the Twelve Step Program to show YOU that it was originally from Dr. and Minister Frank Buchman, who saw that his Anger blocked him from Seeing God's Plan. So he started making disciples to the ends of the earth. The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous says to "abandon yourself to God, Admit your faults to Him and your fellows," and to give away the freedom You have found.This book takes that history and helps you turn it into a "Prayer without ceasing" while learning more about each Step from POWERLESSNESS, TO REPENTANCE, TO DISCIPLESHIP, TO TESTIMONY, TO A DAILY INVENTORY to watch for TRIGGERS.This book will help YOU understand addiction and help YOUR PRAYER LIFE. Addiction is a SPIRITUAL WAR. so put on the FULL ARMOR OF GOD.Step One of Alcoholics Anonymous:

Beyond Addiction by Jeffrey Foote

Title Beyond Addiction
Author Jeffrey Foote
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2014-02-18
Category Medical
Total Pages 336
ISBN 9781476709475
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Leading innovators in progressive addiction treatment outline a science-based program for overcoming addiction-related problems, demonstrating how to effectively use positive reinforcement and motivational and behavioral strategies. (Self-Help)

Addict by Stephen Smith

Title ADDICT
Author Stephen Smith
Publisher Westworld International Ltd
Release Date 1997-02-10
Category True Crime
Total Pages 383
ISBN 9780957318557
Language English, Spanish, and French
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STEPHEN SPEAKS WORLDWIDE ON ADDICTION 60 second book trailer available in sample or visit www.addictbook.com The most incredible enlightening true story ever told. From an affluent family Stephen aged 14 ran away to become involved in organised crime and immense wealth. As his amphetamine addiction took its toll he ended up living in shop doorways for over five years when a miracle saved his life. This page-turner emphasises not only the true horror of London’s 60’s criminals and drugs but is also an authentic insight into what leads some children into crime and addiction. Translated into 4 languages Addict has become a cult book in many countries.

Circles Of Recovery by Keith Humphreys

Title Circles of Recovery
Author Keith Humphreys
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 2003-10-30
Category Psychology
Total Pages 86
ISBN 113943957X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Self-help organizations across the world, such as Alcoholics Anonymous, Croix D'Or, The Links, Moderation Management, Narcotics Anonymous, and SMART Recovery, have attracted tens of millions of individuals seeking to address addiction problems with drugs or alcohol. This book provides an integrative, international review of research on these organizations, focusing in particular on the critical questions of how they affect individual members and whether self-help groups and formal health care systems can work together to combat substance abuse. Keith Humphreys reviews over 500 studies into the efficacy of self-help groups as an alternative and voluntary form of treatment. In addition to offering a critical review of the international body of research in this area, he provides practical strategies for how individual clinicians and treatment systems can interact with self-help organizations in a way that improves outcomes for patients and for communities as a whole.

Nice Recovery by Susan Juby

Title Nice Recovery
Author Susan Juby
Publisher Penguin Canada
Release Date 2010-03-16
Category Self-Help
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9780143176701
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"There are families, which, through a combination of genetics, culture, and inclination, produce a startling number of professional athletes, such as tennis players or hockey stars. Then there are families like the Baldwins, which produce a high percentage of actors. My family seems to specialize in people who enjoy drinking. And taking drugs. In such families, there is usually one person who stands out as particularly gifted in the field. When I was a teenager, that person was me. I was the star, the Alec Baldwin, if you will. I started drinking seriously when I was thirteen, smoking pot with a vengeance at fourteen, and getting into cocaine at sixteen. By the time I was twenty I was done. Nice Recovery is the story of how I slipped so far off course, how I got back on track, and, most importantly, what it's like to come of age as a sober young person."