The Selfish Brain
Learning from Addiction
By (author) Robert L. DuPont
Normal Price: $164.00
Your Price: $147.60 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $16.40! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $7.38 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply
Selfish Brain by Robert L. DuPont
Book DescriptionIn this country, drug addiction and alcoholism have reached crisis proportions. The grim statistics illuminate the size of this crisis. More than 30 million Americans alive today will become addicted. The use of alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drugs causes one out of every four deaths in the United States. Illegal drug use now costs the nation $67 billion a year. The Selfish Brain: Learning From Addiction takes a comprehensive, no-holds-barred look at the easy path to drug addiction and the tough road to recovery. Written in an easy-to-understand style, this book can help people confront addiction in their own lives and in their families by exploring the biological roots of addiction and the way addicts are allowed to deny their addiction by compassionate, well-meaning people. Based on his experience as a specialist on addiction and as a policymaker, former drug czar Robert L. DuPont, M.D., advocates "tough-love" measures to strip away the denial that allows addicts to remain trapped in their destructive habit and place them on the road to recovery. He examines treatment options, especially 12-step programs, which he believes are the most effective path to recovery. Powerful and often controversial, The Selfish Brain provides an honest examination of an insidious, destructive disease.
Buy Selfish Brain book by Robert L. DuPont from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780880486866
(229mm x 152mm x 35mm)
Imprint: American Psychiatric Press Inc.
Publisher: American Psychiatric Association Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Nov-1996
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Robert L. DuPont
Anxiety Cure for Kids, Paperback (July 2013)
The up-to-date, practical guide for helping your child deal with anxiety Fear, worry, stomach pains, self-doubt--these are classic symptoms of anxiety in children. Using kid-friendly concepts, this reassuring guide helps adults and children understand the powerful ways in which anxiety works and how to overcome its negative effects.
Anxiety Cure, Paperback (October 2003)
Offering an eight-step practical program for fast and long-lasting relief of anxiety disorders, this second edition has been thoroughly updated to include information on new medication, terrorism, global problems, and much more.
Bridge to Recovery, Hardback (March 1994)» View all books by Robert L. DuPont
The book includes up-to-date information to bridge the gap between mutual aid programs, human services, and the professional community.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Selfish Brain book by Robert L. DuPont and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Robert L. DuPont
Robert L. DuPont, M.D., is clinical professor of psychiatry at Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. Dr. DuPont is a practicing psychiatrist who has specialized in the prevention and treatment of addiction to alcohol and other drugs for more than two decades. He was the first director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), serving under Presidents Nixon, Ford, and Carter. Dr. DuPont was also the second director of the White House drug abuse prevention office, a position now known as the drug czar. He is president of a nonprofit research organization, the Institute for Behavior and Health, Inc., and vice president of Bensinger, DuPont, and Associates, a national consulting firm specializing in the problems of addiction in the workplace. A second major area of professional interest is anxiety disorders such as agoraphobia, panic disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. He was the founding president of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America.
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2017. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.