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

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Sourcebooks, Inc., Apr 1, 2009 - Self-Help - 288 pages

New York Times Bestseller!

"New, 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

The Proven Scientific Approach to Conquering Addiction and Defeating the Disease

Healing the Addicted Brain is a breakthrough work that focuses on treating drug and alcohol addiction as a biological disease—based on the Recovery Science program that has helped thousands of patients defeat their addictions over the past 10 years. It combines the best behavioral addiction treatments with the latest scientific research into brain functions, providing tools and strategies designed to overcome the biological factors that cause addictive behavior along with proven treatments and medications.

Using this scientific approach, you will learn to conquer the physical factors that keep people tied to drug and alcohol addiction. The proven fact is addiction is not a moral failing or an issue of not having enough willpower. It is a disease of the brain that can and must be treated like other chronic medical illnesses —such as diabetes, hypertension, or asthma—in order to defeat the disease.

This revolutionary program can triple the success rate of patients, from 20-30% to 90%

There Is Hope.

By understanding addiction and using 21st-century breakthroughs, for the first time drug and alcohol addiction can be, and will be, defeated.

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Its a Disease
Changing Your Thoughts from ProAddiction to ProRecovery
Combating Triggers and Cravings
Medications to Initiate Recovery and Help Maintain Sobriety
Your 12Step Recovery Program
Dealing with Difficult Emotions
Dealing with Dual Diagnoses
The Recovering Family
Health and Nutrition in Recovery
Regaining Enjoyment and Pleasure
True RecoveryMaintaining Your Goals for Life
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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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