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Opioids, alcohol, and prescription drugs used in moderation can help in several ways for pain relief and relaxation, but in excess these can become an addiction. Why would people risk their lives and their well-being for prescription drugs or another drink? It's not them personally; the signals that their brain gives off is the cause of their addiction. An addiction is the dependence on a legal or illegal drug, substance or medication. The Craving Brain: Science, Spirituality and the Road to Recovery by Dr. W. Anderson Spickard Jr., James B., and Barbara Thompson is a candid account of how the brain signals cravings that stimulate addictions. The Craving Brain: Science, Spirituality and the Road to Recovery is a self-help guide that provides the reader with everything that they will need to know about addiction and how to start the healing process. In The Craving Brain, you will learn a lot about how addiction can be genetically susceptible and be passed on from one generation to the next, the negative effects of addiction including abuse, and learn the symptoms of addicted behavior. Whether you or a loved one are struggling with some type of addiction, understand that you are not alone and that The Craving Brain can help you to become fully equipped with a comprehensive solution to the problem.
To fully understand the value that The Craving Brain brings, the book was developed and told from various sides. In The Craving Brain, a recovery addict tells about his journey into the world of cocaine and alcohol; Dr. W. Anderson Spickard Jr., a recognized expert in the field of addiction and substance abuse, gives his advice and input on the patients that have been in his care, and author Barbara Thompson has the expertise in putting the finishing touches on a story and bringing it to life. Immediately upon reading the Table of Contents, you are hit with section titles like Heavy Drinking: A Trap At Any Age; Like Father, Like Son; It Will Never Happen To Me; The Family Trap; Surrender to Win and Sustaining Recovery. Within seconds you want to learn, read and understand more about addiction and substance abuse. Addiction and substance abuse have a catastrophic effect not only on the individuals, but on their families, the community, the healthcare system and our tax dollars. People can overcome addiction and substance abuse, but it takes a lot of work and effort. With your own copy of The Craving Brain: Science, Spirituality and the Road to Recovery by Dr. W. Anderson Spickard Jr., James B., and Barbara Thompson, it can make the path to recovery easier.