Overcoming Addictions: The Spiritual Solution

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Praise for Deepak Chopra, M.D.:

"A new medicine is in the making, one in which mind, consciousness, meaning, and intelligence play key roles. One of the architects of the new medicine is Dr. Chopra, a credentialed, respected physician who has 'paid his dues' as a modern doctor."
Larry Dossey, M.D., author of Healing Words

"Deepak Chopra is being hailed as a modern-day Hippocrates for his novel approach of combining ancient healing traditions ...

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Overview

Praise for Deepak Chopra, M.D.:

"A new medicine is in the making, one in which mind, consciousness, meaning, and intelligence play key roles. One of the architects of the new medicine is Dr. Chopra, a credentialed, respected physician who has 'paid his dues' as a modern doctor."
Larry Dossey, M.D., author of Healing Words

"Deepak Chopra is being hailed as a modern-day Hippocrates for his novel approach of combining ancient healing traditions with modern research."
Irv Kupcinet, Chicago Sun-Times

"We can't help wishing he lived close enough to make house calls."
Judith Hooper, New York Times Book Review

"Dr. Chopra's writing has great beauty, great power, great delight, and much common sense"
Courtney Johnson, author of Henry James and the Evolution of Consciousness

"Dr. Chopra presents us with information that can help us live long, healthy lives."
Bernie Siegel, M.D., author of Love, Medicine and Miracles

"...famed author Deepak Chopra presents a simple, spiritual approach to conquering addictions...part of the 'Perfect Health Library.'"

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780609801956
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 3/28/1998
  • Edition description: REPRINT
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 295,964
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Deepak Chopra
Bestselling author Deepak Chopra is widely recognized as one of the world’s leading authorities in the field of holistic medicine. His belief that the mind, body, and spirit are closely interknit has won him legions of followers.

Biography

The practice of holistic and mind-body medicine has long been a controversial subject among medical professionals. Some view it as a healthy and natural alternative to chemical pharmaceuticals. Others see it as a system of placebos and new-age chicanery. No matter where one stands on this issue, there is no denying the influence that mind, body, and spirit practitioner Deepak Chopra has had on the world of medicine.

Chopra's bestselling books on a variety of topics have been translated into 35 languages. His lectures, seminars, and learning materials are immensely popular, as are his television specials for PBS. In addition, he has founded his own medical center called the Chopra Center for Well Being and has won fans amongst celebrities ranging from Prince Charles to Mikhail Gorbachev to Demi Moore to David Lynch. When financier/philanthropist Michael Milken was diagnosed with prostate cancer, he claimed that Chopra's holistic methods shrunk his lymph nodes by 90%.

Chopra's interest in alternative medicine initially grew out of concern for his own health. After moving from India to set up a practice medicine in Boston some 25 years ago, Chopra succumbed to many of the stresses that plague medical professionals. As a result, he guzzled coffee, chain-smoked, and drank heavily. Once he began studying eastern philosophies by way of Krishnamurti and Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, he became aware of medical practices outside of the sometimes limited western perspective. This awakening changed his life.

While Chopra is viewed as a major proponent of the role of Eastern philosophies in healing, he does not reject western medicine. In fact, what makes his approach so unique is the way he incorporates the best aspects of western medical research into his theories. This amalgamation of medical philosophies is at the root of self-help volumes like Restful Sleep, Perfect Weight, and Boundless Energy. Elsewhere, Chopra has addressed such diverse issues as reversing the aging process (Ageless Body, Timeless Mind), perfecting personal relationships (The Path to Love), and achieving capitalist goals via Eastern philosophies (The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success).

Chopra has also become concerned with the causes of war and violence and the principles of Eastern religions, especially Buddhism, and his books on these subjects have garnered praise from such major international figures as the Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, and Boutros-Boutros Ghali. Consequently, Chopra continues to play a significant role in world health and world politics in spite of detractors and skeptics. With an immense body of work behind him and more volumes of wisdom sure to follow, he continues to preach the simple philosophy he is certain is the key to understanding ourselves, mentally and physically: "We're not human beings that have occasional spiritual experiences, it's the other way around: we're spiritual beings that have occasional human experiences."

Good To Know

In 1999, Time magazine named Chopra one of the Top 100 Icons and Heroes of the Century.

Chopra's father was a prominent cardiologist and an anglophile who distrusted Indian philosophies and alternative medical practices.

Despite his reputation as a serious-minded intellectual, Chopra describes himself as "playful" and "carefree."

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    1. Also Known As:
      Deepak Chopra M.D.
    2. Hometown:
      La Jolla, California
    1. Date of Birth:
      October 22, 1946
    2. Place of Birth:
      New Delhi, India
    1. Education:
      All India Institute of Medical Sciences

Table of Contents

1 The Misguided Seeker 3
2 Nurturing the Spirit 7
3 Action, Memory, Desire 12
4 Discovering Your Mind Body Type 22
5 Alcohol Addiction 39
6 Addiction to Illegal Drugs 58
7 Tobacco Addiction 72
8 Food Addiction 82
9 Other Sources of Addiction 94
10 Meditation 107
11 Exercise 112
12 Vata-Balancing Diet 120
13 Joy - The Real Answer 122
Bibliography 129
Sources 131
Index 133
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