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    Through the vivid, true stories of five people who journeyed into and out of addiction, a renowned neuroscientist explains why the "disease model" of addiction is wrong and illuminates the path to recovery. 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. Brains are designed to restructure themselves with normal learning and development, but this process is accelerated in addiction when highly attractive rewards are pursued repeatedly. Lewis shows why treatment based on the disease model so often fails and how treatment can be retooled to achieve lasting recovery, given the realities of brain plasticity. Combining intimate human stories with clearly rendered scientific explanation, The Biology of Desire is enlightening and optimistic listening for anyone who has wrestled with addiction either personally or professionally.

    ©2015 Marc Lewis PhD (P)2015 Gildan Media LLC

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    Extensive on the science

    I have to revise my earlier review. This book sticks with you. The stories resonated with me and I have since gone back to relisten to it.

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    Good introduction.

    I'm purely interested in the science and neurology of addiction. This book was a great introduction. I read it out of curiosity. I can't assess if it will help solving an addiction problem.

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    Exactly what I was looking for!

    As in more than 200% ! I recommend this book everyone who has anything to do with addiction or even just bad habits. The author explains what’s happening in the brain based on neuroscience but understandable. I love the point of view that addiction is no disease and that we are in control and we just need to understand what and why things happened and are happening. It is like taking of sunglasses on a rainy day. I would give 10 stars if I could!!!