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In this groundbreaking book, Matthieu Ricard makes a passionate case for happiness as a goal that deserves as least as much energy as any other in our lives. Wealth? Fitness? Career success? How can we possibly place these above true and lasting well-being? Drawing from works of fiction and poetry, Western philosophy, Buddhist beliefs, scientific research, and personal experience, Ricard weaves an inspirational and forward-looking account of how we can... more...

A Brief History of Cocaine, Second Edition provides a fascinating historical insight into the reasons why cocaine use is increasing in popularity and why the rise of the cocaine trade is tightly linked with the rise of terrorism The author illustrates the challenges faced by today's governments and explains why current anti-drug efforts have had only a limited effect on this global market.This updated edition reexamines the impact of cocaine... more...

Have you ever wondered at what stage drinking becomes a problem? Whether you've just asked the question for the first time or it's an issue with which you have been struggling for some time, this book will help. Unlike many books that take a clinical approach, First Steps out of Problem Drinking is written by an empathetic expert who was once dependent on alcohol himself. He explores the way alcohol works-how it affects your brain, your body, and your... more...

An eye-opening report from an award-winning author and former New York Times reporter reveals the link between teenage marijuana use and mental illness, and a hidden epidemic of violence caused by the drug—facts the media have ignored as the United States rushes to legalize cannabis. Recreational marijuana is now legal in nine states. Almost all Americans believe the drug should be legal for medical use. Advocates argue cannabis can help everyone... more...

Just flip to go beyond caffeine and chamomile Filled with recipes for food and DIY health and beauty treatments, Wake/Sleep is two books in one: one half has advice and tips on staying alert and energetic, but turn the book over and discover the best ways to calm down, relax, and fall asleep. Caffeine features heavily on the Wake side, but eucalyptus and citrus are fascinating and stimulating alternatives. Recipes span from the... more...


This is a collection of exercises for cocaine addicts who are ready to clear their minds and bodies from the devastating effects of the drug. The perfect companion to The Cocaine Recovery Book, the workbook is intended to be used as part of a comprehensive treatment programme that includes therapy and self-help group attendance. The exercises are appropriate for addicts throughout their first two years of recovery.

This important work elucidates why relapse is so common for people recovering from addictive behavior problems--and what can be done to keep treatment on track. It provides an empirically supported framework for helping people with addictive behavior problems develop the skills to maintain their treatment goals, even in high-risk situations, and deal effectively with setbacks that occur. The expert contributors... more...

Drug addiction is a chronically relapsing mental illness involving severe motivational disturbances and loss of behavioral control leading to personal dev- tation. The disorder af?icts millions of people, often co-occurring with other mental illnesses with enormous social and economic costs to society. Several decades of research have established that drugs of abuse hijack the brain’s natural reward substrates, and that chronic drug use causes... more...

With contributions from leading international academics across the biological sciences, this handbook takes a critical look at the key contemporary issues and debates in the field. The 31 chapters are divided into four parts: Part I Determination of Substance Misuse Part II PK and PD in Relation to Patterns of Use    Part III Detection and Treatment of Drug and Alcohol Use Part IV... more...

The number of affordable, easy links to pleasurable sexual online content is on the rise. Activity increases with the accessibility of technology. So, too, has sex addiction. People struggling with sex, porn, and love addiction typically have little understanding of this incredibly complicated disease. Sex Addiction 101 covers everything from what sexual addiction is and how it can best be treated, to how it affects various subgroups of... more...