The best book i've read on addiction--really helpful!
I can't recommend this book too highly. i have been working in this field for years and have searched for a book that would not turn off people struggling to come to terms with addictive problems. this book is easy to read, concise and presented in a manner that invites the reader to stay with the material. in addition to giving great information on the biology of addiction, it is full of excellent suggestions on how to practically go about attacking the problem. and it is optomistic! so important when someone feels overwhelmed by the problem and has struggled, often unsuccessfully, to change behaviors that are self-defeating. i would also advise relatives and friends of addictive persons to use this book to help them cope better with this issue and to find hope.