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Healing the Addicted Brain is a breakthrough work that focuses on treating drug and alcohol addiction as a biological disease - based on the Recovery Science program that has helped thousands of patients defeat their addictions. It combines the best behavioral addiction treatments with the latest scientific research into brain functions, providing tools and strategies designed to overcome the biological factors that cause addictive behavior along with proven treatments and medications.

Using this scientific approach, you will learn to conquer the physical factors that keep people tied to drug and alcohol addiction. The proven fact is that addiction is not a moral failing or an issue of not having enough willpower. It is a disease of the brain that can and must be treated like other chronic medical illnesses - such as diabetes, hypertension, or asthma - in order to defeat the disease.

This revolutionary program can triple the success rate of patients, from 20-30% to 90%.

There is hope. By understanding addiction and using 21st-century breakthroughs, for the first time drug and alcohol addiction can be, and will be, defeated.

©2009 Harold Urschel (P)2017 Tantor

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Helps you understand what addicted person feels

I've gained a lot of insight on how addicted person feels like. Probably the most important information for me was that addicted brain is literally broken and it's not up to good will of addicted person to act appropriately. Also I like that there were many recommendations on how to handle certain emotions. I didn't like the fact that links to resources aren't valid. Unfortunately all this knowledge didn't help the person I wanted to help. Therapies and my attempts to explain and help aren't enough. Also medicines recommended in this book are really expensive in my country.

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very thorough

fantastic insightful and very helpful. I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in learning more about how the brain works under the influence

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Too much western medicine

The book is great but it relies too much on Western Medicine. There are almost no mentions of holistic/natural/alternative/herbal approach.