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The Thirteenth Step: Addiction in the Age of Brain Science

Markus Heilig


The past twenty-five years have witnessed a revolution in the science of addiction, yet we still rely upon sorely outdated methods of treatment. Expensive new programs for managing addiction are also flourishing, but since they are not based in science, they offer little benefit to people who cannot afford to lose money or faith in their recovery. Clarifying the cutting-edge science of addiction, this book pairs stories of real patients with explanations of key concepts relating to their illness. A police chief who disappears on the job illustrates the process through which a drug can trigger ... More

Keywords: addiction, recovery, patients, drug, relapse, dopamine, drug seeking, relapse rates

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780231172363
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231172363.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Markus Heilig, author
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