The Addiction Spectrum by Paul Thomas audiobook

The Addiction Spectrum: A Compassionate, Holistic Approach to Recovery

By Paul Thomas, MD  and Jennifer Margulis, PhD
Read by Joe Knezevich

HarperAudio, HarperCollins 9780062836885

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781982551018

  • ISBN: 9781982551001

  • ISBN: 9781982551025

Runtime: 10.18 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Self-Help
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Drug overdose is now the leading cause of death for Americans under fifty. Even as opiate addiction skyrockets, more people than ever before are hooked on alcohol, sedatives, cigarettes, and even screens. The face and prevalence of addiction has changed and evolved, but our solutions to addiction are stuck in the past.

We’ve been treating addiction as a black or white issue, a disease you either suffer from or will never suffer from. The problem with this model is that it doesn’t account for the incredible forces working against all of us, pushing all of us toward addiction: stress, undernourishment, sleep-deprivation, vitamin D deficiency, and isolation, not to mention a flawed medical system and corrupt pharmaceutical companies doling out prescriptions at every turn.

The truth: Addiction is a disease that, like many others, exists on a spectrum. We are more vulnerable to becoming addicted to substances at certain points in our lives and based on the evidence provided in The Addiction Spectrum, most effective at kicking addiction when we take a holistic approach. With the help of the 13-point plan and individual protocols detailed in this book, you have the power to change your destiny. No one understands this more than Dr. Paul Thomas, who recovered from alcohol addiction early in his career and founded one of the most effective rehabilitation centers for teens and young adults in his hometown of Portland, OR. Named one of the top family doctors and one of the top pediatricians in the country, Dr. Paul is also board-certified in both integrative medicine and addiction medicine. This unique combination of specialties is intentional: Dr. Paul has devoted his entire life and career to saving lives.

Using the best conventional medicine alongside the new science of alternative health, Dr. Paul has treated thousands of patients with the life-saving solutions provided in The Addiction Spectrum. Addiction is a compendium of often devastating circumstances that have gone unchecked by society for far too long. This book is a positive light and guide to overcoming not only addiction but the challenges and obstacles that affect us all.

Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This is the gift from Dr. Thomas that you’ll find in these pages…a proven, comprehensive program that compassionately guides the reader to a place of resolution.” David Perlmutter, MD, #1 New York Times bestselling author
The Addiction Spectrum is a massive achievement and a giant step forward for addiction medicine. Finally, the many shades of addiction and abuse are being uncovered, understood, and—most importantly—treated, thanks to the incredible information in these pages.” Annie Grace, author of This Naked Mind
“This book will completely transform the way you think about addiction, and if you’re one of the many out there who currently suffer or know someone suffering, I can’t stress this enough: Buy this book. It will change your life.” Ty M. Bollinger, film producer and author of The Truth about Cancer

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Paul Thomas MD

Author Bio: Paul Thomas MD

Paul Thomas, M.D., FAAP, received his M.D. from Dartmouth Medical School and did his residency at UC San Diego. He is a board-certified fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and board-certified in integrative and holistic medicine and addiction medicine. His practice, Integrative Pediatrics, currently serves more than eleven thousand patients in the Portland, Oregon, area. He was named a top family doctor in America by Ladies’ Home Journal in 2004 and a top pediatrician in America in 2006, 2009, 2012, and 2014 by Castle Connolly. Dr. Thomas grew up in Zimbabwe (the former Rhodesia) and speaks both Shona and Spanish. He is the father of ten children (ages twenty to thirty-two), all of whom are vaccinated. He lives with his family in Portland, Oregon.

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Author Bio: Jennifer Margulis PhD

Author Bio: Jennifer Margulis PhD

Jennifer Margulis, PhD, is an award-winning travel, culture, and parenting writer. She is the author of The Business of Baby. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and Smithsonian magazine. Jennifer Margulis has a BA from Cornell University, a master’s from the University of California at Berkeley, and a PhD from Emory University. A Boston native, Margulis lives in Ashland, Oregon with her husband and four children.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Self-Help
Runtime: 10.18
Audience: Adult
Language: English