Staying Clean & Sober

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Staying Clean & Sober

Complementary and Natural Strategies for Healing the Addicted Brain

By Merlene Miller; David Miller

Woodland Publishing, Paperback, 9781580541244, 254pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2008

Perhaps you, or someone you love has tried unsuccessfully once, twice or more to gain and maintain freedom from addiction. The truth is that many addicts make upwards of 50 attempts to gain sobriety, only to relapse again and again. Many people say that these failed attempts at sobriety result from a lack of willpower. But this is simply not so. Addiction is largely a disease of the brain and the biochemical imbalances associated with it create chronic abstinence-based symptoms-such as anxiety, confusion, severe cravings and depression-that often lead to relapse. For many individuals, staying sober and free from addiction means living with severe emotional, mental and physical pain-unless proper brain chemistry is restored. In this book, addiction recovery experts Merlene and David Miller present many revolutionary and emerging treatment options for not only gaining sobriety, but maintaining it as well.