Challenging and enlightening book destined to revolutionize our ideas about psycho-drug dependencies and destructive addictions such as, alcoholism and mood changing addictive disorders. These destructive patterns as behavior abnormalities are clearly shown to result from specific informational, circuitry, neuro-hormonal and receptor population changes occurring in the human brain. This is the basis of these disorders as physical diseases of the brain and autonomic nervous system. Autonomic implies poor or little control. These diverse modifications in brain hormones and transmitters of information, result in behavior changes because information is being altered, and hormones effect mood and attitude. THE BOOK ESTABLISHES THE DISEASE BASIS OF PSYCHO-DRUG DEPENDENCIES. They are shown to be diseases of the brain that effect the mind, and so fit in with the new psycho-biology found at the present cutting edge of science. With the mind being affected, the spirit becomes and this explains their spiritual aspect as well. Social systems reinforce the disease rather than aid in its arrest. Implications in treatment are clearly shown. Note that if the organ of thinking is altered, the patient has no way of understanding he has contracted a disease - and this explains denial in the patient. Some chapters in the book are difficult without a biological background while others are quite easy to understand.
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Book Description Maverick Publications. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0892881631 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0494598
Book Description Maverick Publications, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110892881631