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Healing the Addicted Brain

ISBN: 9781402218446

By: Harold Urschel

Published: 04/14/2009

Healing the Addicted Brain is a breakthrough work that focuses on treating addiction as a biological disease.

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"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.

About the Author

Harold Urschel M.D.

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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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

Excerpt

Excerpt from Chapter One: It's a Disease!

Everything you know about addiction treatment is wrong.

I can safely make this statement to most laypeople—plus an alarmingly large

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Format: Paperback

Dimensions
Length: 9 in
Width: 6 in
Weight: 15.44 oz
Page Count: 288 pages

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