Healing the Addicted Brain

Healing the Addicted Brain : The Revolutionary, Science-Based Alcoholism and Addiction Recovery Program

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The New York Times bestselling book offering a breakthrough scientific approach and treatment to conquering addiction and substance abuse.
Addiction is not a moral failing or a lack of willpower. It is a disease of the brain that must be treated like any other chronic medical illness. Healing the Addicted Brain by Dr. Harold Urschel, a board-certified physician on addiction and founder of the Urschel Science Recovery Institute, combines the best behavioral addiction treatments with the latest scientific research on brain function, providing tools and strategies designed to overcome the biological factors that cause addictive behavior. This proven approach triples the success rate of patients from 30% to 90% for those who seek help.
You will learn how to:Combat triggers and cravingsDeal with difficult emotionsHandle dual diagnosesCommunicate with familyAchieve heath and nutrition in recoveryRegain enjoyment and pleasureMaintain long-term recoveryWhether you or a family member or friend suffer from addiction, Healing the Addicted Brain offers you a comprehensive look at the new understanding of addition and will arm you with the latest treatment information and ideas to beat this disease and achieve sobriety.
"Scientifically-based approaches that recognize the biological basis of addiction have brought major advances in the treatment of addiction. Dr. Urschel is at the forefront of this treatment paradigm."-Dr. Larry Hanselka, psychologist
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 21.08mm | 430.91g
  • Naperville, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • Updated, Revised
  • 1402218443
  • 9781402218446
  • 162,906

Table of contents

Introduction

Chapter 1 It's a Disease!
Chapter 2 Changing Your Thoughts from Pro-Addiction to Pro-Recovery
Chapter 3 Combating Triggers and Cravings
Chapter 4 Medications to Initiate Recovery and Help Maintain Sobriety
Chapter 5 Your 12-Step Recovery Program
Chapter 6 Dealing with Diff icult Emotions
Chapter 7 Dealing with Dual Diagnoses
Chapter 8 The Recovering Family
Chapter 9 Lapse and Relapse
Chapter 10 Health and Nutrition in Recovery
Chapter 11 Regaining Enjoyment and Pleasure
Chapter 12 True Recovery Maintaining Your Goals for Life

Acknowledgments
Index
About the Author
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About Harold Urschel

Dr. Harold C. Urschel, III is the CEO and Founder of the Urschel Recovery Science Institute and the Chief of Medical Strategy of EnterHealth.com, which have the goal of combining the best behavioral addiction treatments with the latest scientifically proven medications. He is a board certified physician in both addiction and general psychiatry.
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