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An excerpt from The Craving Brain: Science, Spirituality and the Road to Recovery

 
Science, Spirituality and the Road to Recovery

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.

 
Put Down the Dating App

Put Down the Dating App

Recovery, not romance, should be the focus for newly sober addicts and alcoholics.

 
A 400-pound Elephant with a Stethoscope

A 400-pound Elephant with a Stethoscope

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: It’s a Family Affair

Addiction: It’s a Family Affair

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.

 
Are We Addicted to Overspending?

Are We Addicted to Overspending?

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.

 
Nutrition After Addiction: Healing Mind and Body Together

Nutrition After Addiction: Healing Mind and Body Together

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.

 
Why We’re Losing the War on Drugs and Alcohol

Why We’re Losing the War on Drugs and Alcohol

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.

 
Is Meditation the Key to Senior Addiction Recovery?

Is Meditation the Key to Senior Addiction Recovery?

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.

 
Why Your ‘Social’ Drinking Isn’t So Social

Why Your ‘Social’ Drinking Isn’t So Social

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.

 
Build Good Habits to Repair Your Addiction-damaged Heart

Build Good Habits to Repair Your Addiction-damaged Heart

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.

 
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