An excerpt from The Craving Brain: Science, Spirituality and the Road to Recovery
‘The Craving Brain’ shows the way out of addiction, following the path of one recovering addict and a physician’s 40-year walk beside 1,000 others.
Recovery, not romance, should be the focus for newly sober addicts and alcoholics.
The medical community bears responsibility for practices that have led to the alarming increase in prescription drug dependence and an equal responsibility to adopt practices that will stem the tide.
Addiction is rarely a solo effort or simply someone else’s problem. It is called a family disease because of its devastating impact on those closest to the person suffering from addiction.
American credit card debt has reached more than $935 billion. It's time to help people tackle debt and get on top of their finances.
It's so important for people in recovery to make informed food choices and develop sound eating and physical activity habits. This March — National Nutrition Month — put your best fork forward.
We can’t solve this persistent and complex problem without identifying reasons why there has been little success curbing America’s appetite for drugs and alcohol. We need a new way of thinking.
Holistic treatment may be very beneficial during the recovery of an elderly addict. Meditation not only improves the mind and body connection but also teaches the concept of mindfulness.
We must stop using “everyone does it” as an excuse for irresponsible behavior. Let’s encourage one another in taking the drinking out of being social.
It is important for you to understand not only how your heart works and how your addiction is damaging it but also how to fix it.
"You have to hold on to that fundamental quality of faith. Have faith that on the other side of your pain there's going to be something good."
- Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson