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Author Lewis, Marc D, author.

Title The biology of desire : why addiction is not a disease / Marc Lewis.

Publication Info. New York, NY : PublicAffairs, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    616.86 LEW    Available
 PAS Hill Avenue Branch Non-Fiction    616.86 LEW    Available
Edition First edition.
Description xiii, 238 pages ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-223) and index.
Contents Defining addiction : a battleground of opinions -- A brain designed for addiction -- When craving comes to power : Natalie's story -- The tunnel of attention : Brian's romance with meth -- Donna's secret identity -- Johnny needs a drink -- Nothing for Alice : the double-edged sword of self-control -- Biology, biography, and addition -- Developing beyond addiction.
Summary "Neuroscientist Lewis (Memoirs of an Addicted Brain) presents a strong argument against the disease model of addiction, which is currently predominant in medicine and popular culture alike, and bolsters it with informative and engaging narratives of addicts' lives ... Even when presenting more technical information, Lewis shows a keen ability to put a human face on the most groundbreaking research into addiction. Likewise, he manages to make complex findings and theories both comprehensible and interesting...This book, written with hopeful sincerity, will intrigue both those who accept its thesis and those who do not."-- Publishers Weekly.
Subject Substance abuse -- Etiology.
Compulsive behavior -- Etiology.
Addicts -- Psychology.
Drug abuse.
Drug addicts.
ISBN 9781610394376 (hardcover) : $26.99
1610394372 (hardcover)

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