This is a taster for our new book, out soon! We are very excited, it has been a long time coming!! We will put a new and hopeful spin on the addictive brain. As addicts we are not sick, we are not broken, we are not defective! We are simply wired in a different way. We have unique abilities which when harnessed correctly can be very powerful! Watch this space!!
"Harnessing the power of the addictive brain"
Dr.Kim Wager and Sue Cox
forward by Dr. David Orenstein, Professor of anthropology CUNY
“The atoms of our bodies are traceable to stars that manufactured them in their cores and exploded these enriched ingredients across our galaxy, billions of years ago. For this reason, we are biologically connected to every other living thing in the world. We are chemically connected to all molecules on Earth. And we are atomically connected to all atoms in the universe. We are not figuratively, but literally stardust.”
– Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist
The evolution of addiction
At once we are both homogeneous yet unique. Built of atoms no different to that which has never lived, yet able to walk, talk, think, imagine, remember, or to fall in love. Each of us carries within, our personal history and that which we share with our ancestors. Driven by the need to preserve and disseminate our repository of biological information, our DNA, we have survived millennia; tiny change by tiny change, sculpting our behaviours, outpaced by technological and societal change.
Remarkable, powerful, ceaseless is our survival instinct. All of us, none more so than the ‘addict’. Human, vulnerable and precious, diverted from the path but not lost. In this book we will share our understanding of the brain and it’s role in shaping our behaviour. From that standpoint the path will become no less treacherous but will at least be visible. True recovery is possible by understanding the roots of pain, fear, insecurity, and then harnessing the very power that is addiction. To be addicted is not symptomatic of any weakness, it is not an illness, it is untapped strength.
This is our contribution, not to ‘recovery’ because there is nothing to ‘recover’ from. This is our guide to understanding what it is to be addicted and to redirecting your inherent power.