Essential Resources for Addiction Recovery & Education

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The Craving Mind

Judson Brewer

The craving mind: From cigarettes to smartphones to love – Why we get

hooked and how we can break bad habits. A leading neuroscientist and pioneer in the study of mindfulness explains why addictions are so tenacious and how we can learn to conquer them. Available in paperback or Kindle.

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Memo to Self

Kevin McCauley

Protecting sobriety with the science of safety.  In this film, Dr. Kevin McCauley re-lives his own precarious early sobriety - negotiating hazards such as hostile prosecutors, treatment programs with divided loyalties, and his own craving brain. Available in DVD. 

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In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts

Gabor Mate, MD

Based on Gabor Maté’s two decades of experience as a medical doctor and his groundbreaking work with the severely addicted on Vancouver’s skid row, this book radically reenvisions this much misunderstood field by taking a holistic approach. Available in paperback or Kindle.

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The Addictive Brain

Thad Polk

Addiction touches us all. What happens when your brain is on drugs? Discover the neural mechanisms that underlie the behaviors of addiction.

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Pleasure Unwoven

Kevin McCauley

An explanation of the brain disease of addiction. The important question about addiction is: "Is it really a "disease?" This video essay presents the arguments for and against this question. Available in DVD .