Why Don't People with Addictions Just Stop? - Now We Know!

the affliction of addiction This Book is for people who want (or need) Answers!

It’s Time for Change!

More effective treatment is here! And, it all lies in the application of our scientific evidence! The future is right here!


Don’t Be Left Behind!

You are not alone

About 22 Million Americans have an addiction, and this directly affects about 43 million of their close loved-ones.

That's 65 Million People!

(And this is only in the U.S.!)

Now Available In Paperback, Digital, and Audible!

It's not about theories or opinions, It's all about what works!

Understanding addiction is the key to recovery

Are you sick of going in and out of treatment? Are you sick of your loved one going in and out of treatment? Well, chances are, they are not receiving the answers they need. Most treatment providers shy away from scientific explanations and prefer to stick to old theories and beliefs. These are logical explanations for why some people keep on using despite consequences - looking for individually specific casual factors, such as mental deficits, early life traumas, and difficult life-course experiences to identify, address, and overcome; thinking this will do the trick.

What they fail to realize, is that somewhere deep down inside, most people with addictions do not believe they are really addicted even after several treatment episodes. They may believe it at times, like when they are in treatment, but not when they depart. Deep down in their heart and soul (in the core structures of the brain), the addiction remains as alive as ever. It is this part of the brain that cries for the drug. This deep longing for the drug interferes with rational thought, especially during times of emotional upheaval and stress. And, it is this constant longing, along with the stress of everyday life, that drive people in recovery to say the heck with it and eventually give up; thus, relapse after relapse.

To combat this, they need solid and unwavering answers, answers they are not currently receiving in treatment. Today, science has provided the evidence needed to supply those with addictions indisputable facts about their condition. Just saying it may be because of this or that (to avoid the harm of what one really believes), doesn't cut it. Those with addictions will recover much sooner, and with less suffering and misery, when they are provided with scientifically sound explanations for their condition, and these can be found right here in The Affliction of Addiction.


On linkedIn, an addictions counselor with many years in the field, and over 20 years of sobriety in recovery, thanks the author by saying, "Thank you so very much. I cannot tell you what a relief it is to finally get it, to finally understand the how and why of my condition."

Most people can recover without ever knowing how or why they became addicted, eventually; but this is the problem. Lack of knowledge is what leads those with addictions into years and years of unnecessary pain and suffering.

We can put a stop to this needless misery!

So, what do the experts have to say?

From the new england journal of medicine

"Although the brain disease model of addiction has yielded effective preventive measures, treatment interventions, and public health policies to address substance-use disorders, the underlying concept of substance abuse as a brain disease continues to be questioned..."

"After centuries of efforts to reduce addiction and its related costs by punishing addictive behaviors failed to produce adequate results, recent basic and clinical research has provided clear evidence that addiction might be better considered and treated as an acquired disease of the brain."

"Research guided by the brain disease model of addiction has led to the development of more effective methods of prevention and treatment and to more informed public health policies."

Nora D. Volkow, M.D., George F. Koob, Ph.D., and A. Thomas McLellan, Ph.D. (2016)
Neurobiologic Advances from the Brain Disease Model of Addiction

Most people with addictions go in and out of treatment several times before they start to overcome their illness, and it does not have to be like this. This book shows how bringing the reality of biological predisposition into treatment can, and has, reduced the need for multiple treatments.



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