Never Enough: The Neuroscience and Experience of Addiction

Never Enough The Neuroscience and Experience of Addiction From a renowned behavioral neuroscientist and recovered drug addict an authoritative and accessible guide to understanding drug addiction clearly explained brain science and vivid personal stories re

  • Title: Never Enough: The Neuroscience and Experience of Addiction
  • Author: Judith Grisel
  • ISBN: 0385542844
  • Page: 202
  • Format: Hardcover
  • From a renowned behavioral neuroscientist and recovered drug addict, an authoritative and accessible guide to understanding drug addiction clearly explained brain science and vivid personal stories reveal how addiction happens, show why specific drugs from opioids to alcohol to coke and are so hard to kick, and illuminate the path to recovery for addicts, loved one From a renowned behavioral neuroscientist and recovered drug addict, an authoritative and accessible guide to understanding drug addiction clearly explained brain science and vivid personal stories reveal how addiction happens, show why specific drugs from opioids to alcohol to coke and are so hard to kick, and illuminate the path to recovery for addicts, loved ones, caregivers, and crafters of public policy.Addiction is epidemic and catastrophic With than one in every five people over the age of fourteen addicted, drug abuse has been called the most formidable health problem worldwide If we are not victims ourselves, we all know someone struggling with the merciless compulsion to alter their experience by changing how their brain functions Drawing on years of research as well as personal experience as a recovered addict researcher and professor Judy Grisel has reached a fundamental conclusion for the addict, there will never be enough drugs The brain s capacity to learn and adapt is seemingly infinite, allowing it to counteract any regular disruption, including that caused by drugs What begins as a normal state punctuated by periods of being high transforms over time into a state of desperate craving that is only temporarily subdued by a fix, explaining why addicts are unable to live either with or without their drug One by one, Grisel shows how different drugs act on the brain, the kind of experienti

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    About “Judith Grisel

    • Judith Grisel

      JUDITH GRISEL, Ph.D is a behavioral neuroscientist and a professor of psychology at Bucknell University She has been awarded than a million dollars in federal funding to pursue research on the causes of drug abuse Her work focuses on what in the brain predisposes people to addiction, and her most recent paper revealed a genetic risk for alcoholism in women.

    987 thoughts on “Never Enough: The Neuroscience and Experience of Addiction

    • That was a really informative and engaging book about the neurological implications and pecularities of addiction and specific drugs The author mixes easy to follow scientific explanations with colloquial musings about her own experience with addiction, which worked really well, I think, and prevented the book from ever feeling didactive.I really recommend this for an informed, sympathetic and emphatic view on the rising tide of addiction.



    • After years of experience as drugs addict, Judith Grisel got sober and embraced the chance to scientifically study the mechanisms underneath addictive substances, and their consequences on behavior Never Enough The Neuroscience and Experience of Addiction is her accessible and authoritative guide through a taxonomy of stimulants, depressants, uppers and downers, alcoholics, plants, liquids, pills, and needles.Addiction today is epidemic and catastrophic The personal and social consequences of Af [...]


    • Incredibly informative and insightful investigation of addiction from the perspective of a recovering addict and neuroscientist I enjoyed Grisel s ability to put the isolation of addiction into context with social movements and the rise of capitalism Addiction is a personal, social, neuroscientific, and public health issue She wove in all of the intertwining factors beautifully and in an entertaining way Highly recommend this book to anyone as the drug crisis is urgent than ever.



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