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The Addiction Solution: Unraveling the Mysteries of Addiction through Cutting-Edge Brain Science

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A revolutionary and empowering paradigm in treating addiction based on groundbreaking new science.
For decades addiction has been viewed and treated as a social and behavioral illness, afflicting people of âœweakâ character and âœbadâ moral fiber. However, recent breakthroughs in genetic technology have enabled doctors, for the first time, to correctly diagnose the diseas
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Hardcover, 304 pages
Published November 9th 2010 by Rodale Books (first published October 30th 2010)
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Morgan Blackledge
Mar 20, 2015 Morgan Blackledge rated it really liked it
The Addiction Solution is author Dr. David Kipper's attempt to frame the extremely complex issue of substance dependence in a clear, easy to understand, rational, medically oriented context.

Dr. Kipper attempts to integrate the best of cognitive behavioral therapy, psychiatry and traditional 12-step approaches.

I can't overstate the importance of this project. Substance dependence and so-called addictive behaviors e.g. compulsive and unhealthy gambling, eating etc. rank amongst our cultures most p
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Victor Vincz
Sep 16, 2015 Victor Vincz rated it it was ok
This was a very intriguing book through about one fourth of it. It gave great facts and everything, but it got too much into case studies rather than the breakdown and science of addiction.
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Very interesting and it seems to make intuitive sense. After all, how many intelligent, funny, etc. etc. people have you known that had a monkey on their back they just couldn't shake. I find it very interesting that he can predict what one's genetic abnormality will be given an addict's choice of drugs.
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Gives another look at addiction. Addiction is a medical disease.
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I saw Dr Kipper speak on this book. I picked up a copy and loved the style in which it was written.
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