The Anatomy of Addiction: What Science and Research Tell Us About the True Causes, Best Preventive Techniques, and Most Successful Treatments

The Anatomy of Addiction: What Science and Research Tell Us About the True Causes, Best Preventive Techniques, and Most Successful Treatments

by Akikur Mohammad MD

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Overview

A groundbreaking, science-based approach to addiction that addresses it as the chronic brain disease it is and offersa proven lifelong treatment plan.

In The Anatomy of Addiction, readers will discover information and advice on:
- normal vs. problem drinking
-  new medications that are now available
- medical and psychiatric complications of different addictions
- the importance of treaing a dual diagnosis (such as addiction and borderline personality disorder or depression) 
- maintenance therapy
- when and how to seek treatment, and the roles family members should play
- effective strategies for treating the teenage addict
- inpatient and outpatient treament services

Using proven research and methods, top addiction professional Akikur Mohammad, MD, addresses how to understand and treat multiple types of addiction, from heroin and opiates to alcohol and prescription pills.

As engaging as it is informative, The Anatomy of Addiction is a crucial, science-based action plan to help addicts--and their families, friends, and caregivers--conquer addiction once and for all.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101983034
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/23/2016
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 272
File size: 507 KB

About the Author

Akikur Mohammad, M.D., a board-certified psychiatrist with a second board certification in addiction medicine, is an award-winning academic and serves as a professor, specializing in addiction medicine, at the University of Southern California's Keck School of Medicine.

He founded and serves as the medical director for Inspire Malibu in Los Angeles, a science- and evidence-based drug and alcohol treatment facility that focuses on dual-diagnosis and treating patients with addiction and co-occurring disorders.  

He received the Outstanding Teaching Award from USC in 2003, the Outstanding Teaching Award from Residents in 2012, the and Outstanding Service Award in 2006 for his work as the associate director at LAC+USC Medical Center PES. Patients' Choice has honored him with the Top Psychiatrists of America Award several times since 2005. In 2011, Who's Who in America named Dr. Mohammad the Top Addiction Professional of the Year. 

Dr. Mohammad has been the guest speaker at numerous regional and national conferences. Major pharmaceutical companies, including Eli Lilly, AstraZeneca, Bristol-Meyers Squibb, and Pfizer, have retained his services as a consultant. He has also appeared on many radio and television programs, including on ABC, A&E, and MTV.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Invisible Epidemic That's Killing Us ix

Chapter 1 Addiction Is Preventable. Addiction Is Treatable 1

Chapter 2 The Ten Biggest Myths of Addiction 27

Chapter 3 The Medical Illness of Addiction 47

Chapter 4 The Medical Consequences of Addiction 69

Chapter 5 The Process of Effective Treatment 91

Chapter 6 Painless Detox 119

Chapter 7 Maintenance and Relapse 133

Chapter 8 Dual Diagnosis 157

Chapter 9 Teens and Young Adults 171

Chapter 10 Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: Real and Preventable 193

Epilogue: Overcoming the Culture of Disbelief 205

Bibliography 215

Acknowledgments 241

Index 243

About the Author 251

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