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Addiction: Why Can't They Just Stop?

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This companion book to the HBO documentary of the same name sheds light on the hidden American epidemic of addiction. Blending compelling personal narratives with statistics and expert opinion, all gleaned from over two years of research and reporting, ADDICTION offers a comprehensive and provocative look at the impact of chemical dependency on addicts, their loved ones, s ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published March 6th 2007 by Rodale Books
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Lisa
Sep 30, 2008 Lisa rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: those dealing with addiction or those who have family members that are using
The book provided some personal stories. I really liked the part where they talked about relapses and how addicts can recover and relapse many times.

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new brain research proving that drugs and alcohol change the chemical composition of addicts' brains, making it virtually impossible for them to quit and that medications can help correct these imbalances. This type of treatment may be beneficial for some. Most of the drugs (like upper
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