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            Never Enough: the neuroscience and experience of addiction

            Never Enough: the neuroscience and experience of addiction (Paperback)

            By Grisel, Judith

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            From a renowned behavioural neuroscientist and recovering addict, a rare page-turning work of science that draws on personal insights to reveal how drugs work, the dangerous hold they can take on the brain, and the surprising way to combat today's epidemic of addiction. Judith Gr...isel was a daily drug user and college dropout when she began to consider that her addiction might have a cure, one that she herself could perhaps discover by studying the brain. Now, after twenty-five years as a neuroscientist, she shares what she and other scientists have learned about addiction, enriched by captivating glimpses of her personal journey. In Never Enough, Grisel reveals the unfortunate bottom line of all regular drug use: there is no such thing as a free lunch. All drugs act on the brain in a way that diminishes their enjoyable effects and creates unpleasant ones with repeated use. Yet they have their appeal, and Grisel draws on anecdotes both comic and tragic from her own days of using as she learns the science behind the love of various drugs, from marijuana to alcohol, opiates to psychedelics, speed to spice. With more than one in five people over the age of fourteen addicted, drug abuse has been called the most formidable health problem worldwide, and Grisel delves with compassion into the science of this scourge. She points to what is different about the brains of addicts even before they first pick up a drink or drug, highlights the changes that take place in the brain and behaviour as a result of chronic using, and shares the surprising hidden gifts of personality that addiction can expose. She describes what drove her to addiction, what helped her recover, and her belief that a `cure' for addiction will not be found in our individual brains but in the way we interact with our communities. Set apart by its colour, candour, and bell-clear writing, Never Enough is a revelatory look at the roles drugs play in all of our lives and offers crucial new insight into how we ca
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            ISBN 9781912854578
            Released AU 8 Aug 2019
            Publisher Scribe Publications
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            Series The Addicted Brain
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            Breaking Addiction: A 7-Step Handbook for Ending Any Addiction
             

            Breaking Addiction: A 7-Step Handbook for Ending Any Addiction (Paperback)

            By Dodes, Lance M., M. D.

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            Presents a guide outlining seven critical steps to overcome addiction. This title incorporates case stories to illustrate the common emotional factors underlying all addictions, and the process of self-examination that allows you to recognize these factors at work in yourself.

            ISBN 9780061987397
            Released AU 6 May 2011
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            High Achiever: The Incredible True Story of One Addict's Double Life

            High Achiever: The Incredible True Story of One Addict's Double Life (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Jenkins, Tiffany

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            Previously published in 2017 by the author.

            ISBN 9780593135938
            Released AU 7 Jun 2019
            Publisher Random House
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            Drugs and Public Health: Australian Perspectives on Policy and Practice
             

            Drugs and Public Health: Australian Perspectives on Policy and Practice (Paperback)

            By Moore, David; Dietze, Paul

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            Gives an overview of existing practice responses to alcohol and other drug use. Identifies emerging innovations in practice. Covers a range of drug types, populations and areas of intervention, and draws on psychological, sociological and environmental perspectives.

            ISBN 9780195561029
            Published AU 27 Oct 2008
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S2)
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Addicted?: How Addiction Affects Every One of Us and What We Can Do About It

            Addicted?: How Addiction Affects Every One of Us and What We Can Do About It (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Noffs, Matt; With Palmer, Kieran

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            This book will be address gambling, gaming, heroin, ice, ecstasy and alcohol. It will offer solutions, advice, context and consolation for parents based on 30 years of helping kids and young adults with addiction problems. #ADDICTION offers insights into how addiction can take pl...ace in our lives and why it's a natural part of being human. We journey across the spectrum of addictive behaviors, from social media to drugs like heroin. We question the assumptions and begin to debunk the myth that all addiction is identical and predictable. We hear personal accounts from inspirational people who have found themselves in the grips of such addictions, and their amazing stories of survival. We explore the significant role yesterday's trauma can play in today's world, and we explore in detail the complex relationship between pleasure and pain. This book will offer the tools to understand and begin to manage addiction. It is full of take-home exercises aimed to strengthen a positive sense of 'self' and teaches important strategies which have been used to great success in helping people manage their cravings and improve their Mental Fitness.
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            ISBN 9781460752173
            Published AU 21 May 2018
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Quit Cannabis
             

            Quit Cannabis (Paperback, Main)

            By Copeland, Jan; With Rooke, Sally; Matalon, Etty

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            Do you feel youre losing focus and concentration? Is weed taking a toll on your relationships? Is it taking over your life?The longer you have used marijuana, the harder it is to quit. Maybe, like many others, you have experienced anxiety, sleeplessness and strong cravings when y...ouve tried coming off it.
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            ISBN 9781743319925
            Published AU 28 Jan 2015
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            Drug Use in Australian Society

            Drug Use in Australian Society (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)

            By Ritter, Alison (Director, Drug Policy Modelling Program (DPMP), University of New South Wales); King, Trevor (Deputy Director, Drug Policy Modelling Program (DPMP), University of New South Wales); Lee, Nicole

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            Written by leading experts, Drug Use in Australian Society, Second Edition brings together all the relevant concepts, theories and practices pertinent to understanding alcohol and other drug use in Australian society

            ISBN 9780190306458
            Published AU 5 Oct 2017
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S2)
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            The Biology of Desire: why addiction is not a disease

            The Biology of Desire: why addiction is not a disease (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Lewis, Marc

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            The psychiatric establishment in the Western world has unanimously branded addiction a brain disease. And the idea that an addict has an incurable illness, as opposed to a contemptible moral weakness, has served an historically important role in changing how addiction is understo...od, researched, and treated throughout the world. But as renowned developmental neuroscientist and recovered addict Marc Lewis argues in this illuminating, compelling, likely controversial book, addiction is not in fact a disease. Addiction, whether to drugs, alcohol, gambling, food, sex, or cigarettes, is rather a developmental learning process resulting from the normal functioning of the human brain. Through vividly rendered, compassionate stories of five addicts, interpreted in the light of state-of-the-art neuroscientific knowledge, Lewis shows how the compulsion to use arises in a brain that is highly efficient in pursuing singular goals. He reveals addiction as an unfortunate twist of fate for a brain doing what it's designed to do - seek pleasure and relief - in a world that's not cooperating. He shows that recovery from addiction is indeed possible,and that it is nothing like remission from a disease, because brain physiology doesn't need to change for addicts to get better. The Biology of Desire is vital and enlightening reading for anyone who has wrestled with addiction themselves, in their families, or as a medical or treatment professional. It illuminates a path to more effective treatment for addicts, and limns the essential requirements for individual recovery. Combining clearly rendered scientific explanation with insight, compassion, and even humor, Lewis boldly challenges us all to re-examine our approach to addiction, and whether the metaphors we've used to explain it have now become obstacles to healing.
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            ISBN 9781925106640
            Published AU 29 Jul 2015
            Publisher Scribe Publications
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            Series The Addicted Brain
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            Hard Road
             

            Hard Road (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Goldsmith, Glenn

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            This is the story of one of Australia's legendary music stars as told by himself and the people who have known him, worked with him and looked after him. It winds through the exhilaration of superstardom and travels down the hard road to hell - from heroin addiction, alcoholism a...nd mental illness to rehabilitation and survival.
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            ISBN 9781740512619
            Published AU 2 Aug 2004
            Publisher Random House
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            Drugs and Addiction

            Drugs and Addiction (Paperback)

            By Healey, Justin

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            The use of legal and illicit drugs is widespread in Australia, however for a significant number of people, substance use can lead to addiction, also known as dependence. Many people become dependent on a drug, and they feel that they can't function without it.

            ISBN 9781922084101
            Published AU 29 Apr 2013
            Publisher THE SPINNEY PRESS
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