Mastering the Addicted Brain: Building a Sane and Meaningful Life to Stay Clean
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Date: January 2018
Duration: 3 hours 47 minutes
As most drug and alcohol addicts eventually realize, good intentions alone aren't enough to break destructive habits. However, addiction can be managed once its true nature is understood. This simple yet profound guidebook takes you step-by-step through the process of building a life after addiction by adopting new behaviors that create lasting change. An internationally renowned psychiatrist, neurologist, and addiction specialist, Dr. Walter Ling has worked with thousands of addicts, their loved ones, and fellow clinicians. His no-nonsense, no-judgment approach, which he calls the "neuroscience of common sense," advocates holistic methods to prevent relapse and establish new patterns to create a sustainable, meaningful life.
"The current epidemic of opioid addiction is causing ruined lives, thousands of deaths, and the destruction of families. Dr. Ling has long been a major figure in the field, and his book is a superb compilation of his years of wisdom. It is readily accessible to patients, family members, and the public. I will recommend it to all." - Dr. Herbert Kleber, Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons
"This little book defies its size. Full of neuroscience facts and commonsense homilies, explained in easy-to-understand metaphors, Mastering the Addicted Brain packs a punch. I recommend it for anyone struggling to overcome addiction." - Anna Lembke, MD, author of Drug Dealer, MD
"The work of a true master, this small volume takes the reader on a journey through the science of addiction with great humanity and humor." - Richard A. Rawson, PhD, Research Professor, Vermont Center on Behavior and Health