A revolutionary and empowering paradigm in treating addiction based on groundbreaking new science.
For decades addiction has been viewed and treated as a social and behavioral illness, afflicting people of "weak" character and "bad" moral fiber. However, recent breakthroughs in genetic technology have enabled doctors, for the first time, to correctly diagnose the disease and prove that addiction is an inherited, neuro-chemical disease originating in brain chemistry, determined by genetics, and triggered by stress.
In their groundbreaking The Addiction Solution, David Kipper and Steven Whitney distill these exciting findings into a guide for the millions of adults who want to be free from the cycle of addiction, and for their loved ones who want to better understand it and to help. It draws on composite case histories to illustrate how the innovative Personal Recovery Program works by customizing treatment for a diverse group of addicts abusing a wide variety of different substances—from the first day of treatment to its successful resolution. The result is a complete guide to a world made brand-new by this enormous paradigm shift in the treatment of addiction.
The accompanying reference guide is included as a PDF on this disc.
DAVID KIPPER, MD, is the cofounder of the Medical Group of Beverly Hills and has treated addictive disorders for more than 20 years. He has appeared on the Today show and contributes to The Huffington Post. He lives in Los Angeles.
STEVEN WHITNEY has published five books. He coauthored the international bestseller, It's Your Body: A Woman's Guide to Gynecology, which was translated into 17 languages. His thriller, Singled Out, was a national bestseller.