The updated and revised second edition is a must-read for anyone struggling with addiction, their families, and the professionals who desire to know more about this baffling disease. Jason Powers, MD, approaches addiction from a variety of different angles, clearly and carefully attacking myths and misinformation, and bringing the reader up to date with the most current scientific and popular literature on addiction.
Dr. Powers illuminates the entire spectrum of addiction-related topics, from neuroscience to treatment options, and guides the reader through the extensive material and to a more humane yet medically driven view of the true meaning of the disease of addiction.
• Written with empathy and compassion by a physician specializing in addiction medicine who is in long-term recovery.
• Updated with contemporary neuroscience and state-of-the-art information that includes the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5).
• Integrates the author’s vast clinical experience with a thorough review of related literature into a passionate and compelling guide for patients, loved ones, and clinicians.