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  • The Biology of Desire: Why Addiction Is Not a Disease | Marc Lewis, PhD

    The Biology of Desire: Why Addiction Is Not a Disease

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Marc Lewis, PhD
    • Narrated By Don Hagen
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    The psychiatric establishment and rehab industry in the Western world have branded addiction 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.

    Brandon says: "Should be the neuroanatomy of desire"
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