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"Based on years of hard-won experience by a preeminent specialist in addictive behavior, Thinking Simply About Addiction explains the core truth of addiction: It is not a neurosis, a physical malady, a behavioral choice, or, in the narrowest sense, a moral failure. It is an "automatism"--an involuntary, non-stoppable behavior that once triggered leaves the addict powerless. It is a human problem and a part of human nature."
"...This insightful book explores the scientific and psychological causes of addiction, as well as the impact on the addicts... Maté also [speaks] to the risks of more "high-status" addictions, such as wealth, power, and sex. A riveting, debate-provoking book about an illness that reaches all levels of society, In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts provides a much-needed glimpse of hope from an innovator who is taking on addiction with startling clarity, vision, and wisdom."
"In a book sure to inspire controversy, Gene Heyman argues that conventional wisdom about addiction - that it is a disease, a compulsion beyond conscious control - is wrong. Drawing on psychiatric epidemiology, addicts' autobiographies, treatment studies, and advances in behavioral economics, Heyman makes a powerful case that addiction is voluntary. "
"Best-selling comprehensive guide for counselors and front-line professionals who work with the chemically dependent and addicted in a variety of settings. Guiding the counselor step-by-step through treatment, this volume presents state-of-the-art tools, forms, and tests necessary to deliver outstanding treatment and meet the highest standards demanded by accrediting bodies."
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