The Anatomy of Addiction

The Anatomy of Addiction

What Science and Research Tell Us About the True Causes, Best Preventive Techniques, and Most Successful Treatments

Book - 2016
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Penguin Putnam
A groundbreaking, science-based approach to addiction that addresses it as the chronic brain disease it is and offersa proven lifelong treatment plan.

In The Anatomy of Addiction, readers will discover information and advice on:
- normal vs. problem drinking
-  new medications that are now available
- medical and psychiatric complications of different addictions
- the importance of treaing a dual diagnosis (such as addiction and borderline personality disorder or depression) 
- maintenance therapy
- when and how to seek treatment, and the roles family members should play
- effective strategies for treating the teenage addict
- inpatient and outpatient treament services

Using proven research and methods, top addiction professional Akikur Mohammad, MD, addresses how to understand and treat multiple types of addiction, from heroin and opiates to alcohol and prescription pills.

As engaging as it is informative, The Anatomy of Addiction is a crucial, science-based action plan to help addicts--and their families, friends, and caregivers--conquer addiction once and for all.

Baker & Taylor
An award-winning addiction psychiatrist presents layman explanations of current recommendations about the causes, prevention and treatment of addiction, outlining actionable, evidence-based approaches and how to pursue them while avoiding ineffective rehab clinics.

Baker
& Taylor

"As compelling as it is informative and authoritative, The Anatomy of Addiction will lead you to a better understanding about the causes, prevention, and treatment of addiction. It explains in layman's terms what constitutes effective, evidence-based addiction medicine and how to find it. This book provides actionable, scientific information for addicts and their families and details how to avoid so-called rehab clinics that are at best useless and at worst dangerous and even life threatening"--
Explains the current recommendations about the causes, prevention, and treatment of addiction, outlining actionable, evidence-based approaches and how to pursue them while avoiding ineffective rehab clinics.

Publisher: New York City : Periger, 2016
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781101981832
1101981830
Branch Call Number: 616.8606 M725a
Characteristics: xiv, 256 pages ; 22 cm

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