Brain Disease

Addiction – The Brain Disease. D. Carlson (2010).

Great book! Recommend it to clients.

It’s actually written for teenagers. Hence, hands on, concise and explicit:

“Addiction is dependency. It’s the fear that breeds pain, the fear of the loss of what we depend on, whether that’s a drug or a boyfriend or an achievement. This fear of loss, of not getting enough, then breeds anger. We get angry at who or what we depend on – the threat of loss can create great rage. …
Addiction is dependency, fear and anger.”

Moreover, Dale Carlson raises clear questions to ask yourself and make treatment very practical. Believe me, for many books I read, this is not the case.

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