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When the Servant Becomes the Master
Author: Jason Z. W. Powers

ISBN: 9781936290734
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 17 March 2012
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.4
Description:
Even though he was a physician, Dr. Jason Powers knew little about addiction until he became a patient in rehab himself. While he had many ideas about addiction, few were accurate. His initial judgment was that he ended up in addiction treatment because he was broken; a moral failure. In rehab, he was informed that his addiction was actually a disease. Initially, he was skeptical-classifying addiction as a disease conflicted with his preconceived notions. In his search for understanding, Dr. Powers dove into gathering all available information about addiction and making sense of it. This book is the fruit of that labor; it is the result of a doctor's journey to answer the question, 'What exactly is addiction?' This is an inclusive volume that dispels misconceptions and covers a wide range of topics from: what addiction is, its dynamics, and neurochemistry, to drugs of abuse, treatment approaches, medications, and interventions, to relapse prevention, and process addictions, such as gambling, food, and sex. It provides an in-depth understanding of addiction as a progressive and chronic disease with striking similarities to many other illnesses such as hea...

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