The Resource Craving for ecstasy : the consciousness and chemistry of escape, by Harvey B. Milkman, Stanley G. Sunderwirth

Craving for ecstasy : the consciousness and chemistry of escape, by Harvey B. Milkman, Stanley G. Sunderwirth

Label
Craving for ecstasy : the consciousness and chemistry of escape
Title
Craving for ecstasy
Title remainder
the consciousness and chemistry of escape
Statement of responsibility
by Harvey B. Milkman, Stanley G. Sunderwirth
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
(Publisher-supplied data) Alcohol, tobacco, sex, food. . .escape the pleasure trap and regain control of your life! The chemistry and psychology of addiction are described with considerable insight. These authors know their stuff, and they make a compelling case. . . .All in all, Craving for Ecstasy is a challenging, well-considered analysis.?Los Angeles Times Milkman and Sunderwirth offer a new and different perspective from which to understand a very complex and confusing pattern of human behavior. Their ideas are vibrant, provocative, stimulating, and written for a public that is demanding a better explanation.?Howard J. Shaffer, director, Center for Addiction Studies, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School and The Cambridge Hospital Addictive behavior goes far beyond the compulsive use of drugs and alcohol. It is possible to become addicted to what may seem a harmless pleasure such as sex, jogging, watching television, or eating. In this powerful book?written in easy-to-understand language?two scientific researchers, Harvey Milkman and Stanley Sunderwirth, explain the biology, chemistry, and psychology of the universal desire for pleasure and escape. For example, they reveal how the brain produces mind-altering substances and what the skydiver has in common with the heroin addict. But, most importantly, with the use of a self-assessment test and an invaluable guide for treatment, the authors show what steps you can take to regain control of your life
Additional physical form
Also issued online.
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Milkman, Harvey B
Dewey number
616.85/227
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RC533
LC item number
.M55 1987
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2009 B-810
  • WM 270
NLM item number
M644c 1987
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Sunderwirth, Stanley G
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Compulsive behavior
  • Substance abuse
  • Substance-Related Disorders
  • Behavior, Addictive
  • Drug Users
  • Pleasure-Pain Principle
  • Compulsive behavior
  • Substance abuse
Label
Craving for ecstasy : the consciousness and chemistry of escape, by Harvey B. Milkman, Stanley G. Sunderwirth
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-205) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Doorway to excess -- Substitutes for your thumb -- The joy of fear -- Mental excursions -- Journey to oblivion -- Finding the right substitutes
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 222 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1029052322
Label
Craving for ecstasy : the consciousness and chemistry of escape, by Harvey B. Milkman, Stanley G. Sunderwirth
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-205) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Doorway to excess -- Substitutes for your thumb -- The joy of fear -- Mental excursions -- Journey to oblivion -- Finding the right substitutes
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 222 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1029052322

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