A groundbreaking, science-based approach to addiction that addresses it as the chronic brain disease it is and offersa proven lifelong treatment plan.
In The Anatomy of Addiction, readers will discover information and advice on: - normal vs. problem drinking - new medications that are now available - medical and psychiatric complications of different addictions - the importance of treaing a dual diagnosis (such as addiction and borderline personality disorder or depression) - maintenance therapy - when and how to seek treatment, and the roles family members should play - effective strategies for treating the teenage addict - inpatient and outpatient treament services
Using proven research and methods, top addiction professional Akikur Mohammad, MD, addresses how to understand and treat multiple types of addiction, from heroin and opiates to alcohol and prescription pills.
As engaging as it is informative, The Anatomy of Addiction is a crucial, science-based action plan to help addicts--and their families, friends, and caregivers--conquer addiction once and for all.
About the Author
Akikur Mohammad, M.D., a board-certified psychiatrist with a second board certification in addiction medicine, is an award-winning academic and serves as a professor, specializing in addiction medicine, at the University of Southern California's Keck School of Medicine.
He founded and serves as the medical director for Inspire Malibu in Los Angeles, a science- and evidence-based drug and alcohol treatment facility that focuses on dual-diagnosis and treating patients with addiction and co-occurring disorders.
He received the Outstanding Teaching Award from USC in 2003, the Outstanding Teaching Award from Residents in 2012, the and Outstanding Service Award in 2006 for his work as the associate director at LAC+USC Medical Center PES. Patients' Choice has honored him with the Top Psychiatrists of America Award several times since 2005. In 2011, Who's Who in America named Dr. Mohammad the Top Addiction Professional of the Year.
Dr. Mohammad has been the guest speaker at numerous regional and national conferences. Major pharmaceutical companies, including Eli Lilly, AstraZeneca, Bristol-Meyers Squibb, and Pfizer, have retained his services as a consultant. He has also appeared on many radio and television programs, including on ABC, A&E, and MTV.
Praise for The Anatomy of Addiction
“An excellent work that will have a great impact…. Mohammad recommends a doable treatment plan that combines mediation, counseling, and lifestyle choices, and maintains that scientific evidence shows that addiction is a brain disease and is as treatable as any other biological illness such as asthma or Parkinson’s disease.” —STARRED REVIEW, Library Journal
“A lucid examination of addiction and treatment from a neurobiological perspective…with particularly engrossing chapters dispelling the 10 biggest myths of addiction.” —Kirkus
"Dr. Mohammad's look at the current addiction treatment climate is direct, unflinching, and an absolute must read for everyone touched by addiction. The man is a true pioneer in the field of addiction and one of the few addiction experts to accurately and effectively balance science, medicine, and behavioral health." —Darren Kavinoky, co-creator and host of Deadly Sins on Investigation Discovery and Certified Intervention Professional.
“This is strong medicine with no spoonful of sugar. But the book is not meant to inform; it is meant to transform.” —Dr. Walter Ling, Professor of Psychiatry and Director of Integrated Substance Abuse Programs (ISAP) at UCLA
“A helpful resource for readers struggling with addiction, and their families and friends, as well as anyone who is interested in the global problem of addiction.” —George Simpson, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences at Keck School of Medicine at USC and Former Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at Keck School of Medicine at University of Southern California
"When I first met Dr. Mohammad, addiction had left me broken and destitute on every level, and he saved and changed my life in a matter of minutes. He was the only treatment professional to show me that with the help of science, the truth about addiction, and a balanced treatment approach, I could have my life and family back. That was 13 years ago and I've never looked back. We are not powerless over addiction and this book tells you exactly why.” —JW, a patient of Dr. Akikur Mohammad