Are you chained to your addiction to smoking? Drinking? Sugar? Drugs? Food?
Prescription painkillers? Caffeine? Internet porn? Gambling? Sex?
Unchain Your Brain: 10 Steps to Breaking the
Addictions that Steal Your Life is a practical, easy-to-follow
program that shows you how to boost your brain so you can kick your unwanted
"Daniel Amen and
David Smith, two distinguished physician pioneers, have written a
reader-friendly map of the road to recovery from addictions of all kinds. They
begin with a cutting-edge understanding of the addicted brain and end with a
step by step family-centered plan for getting well. This book is a treasure of
science, respect, wisdom and compassion that deserves a wide readership.”
— Robert L. DuPont, MD, FASAM, President, Institute for Behavior and Health,
Inc., and Former Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
devastate your family, destroy your relationships, derail your career, lower
your grades, and make you physically ill.
To break free from your addictions, you need to optimize your brain.
Unchain Your Brain provides the tools
for this process. Brain dysfunction is the number-one reason why people fall
victim to addiction, why they can’t break the chains of addiction, and why they
relapse. The brain plays a central role in your vulnerability to addiction and
your ability to recover.
“Unchain Your Brain is
amazingly comprehensive, interesting to read and provides practical tools for
patients and addiction professionals. Over the last five years, I have referred
hundreds of patients to the Amen Clinics. I must credit Dr. Amen and his brain
imaging for enhancing our ability to more accurately diagnose brain disorders
that cause craving and addiction. SPECT imaging should ultimately become the
standard of care in addiction medicine.
— Marvin “Rick”
Sponaugle, MD, Board Certified in Addiction Medicine, Founder and Medical
Director, Sponaugle Wellness Institute & Addiction Treatment Center
brain is the key to breaking free from your addictions.
Dr. Daniel G. Amen, bestselling New York Times author and host of the
popular PBS television series, and Dr. David E. Smith, founder of the Haight
Ashbury Free Medical Clinic and a noted expert on addiction, have joined forces
to make Unchain Your Brain a
self-guided manual to understanding:
addictions get stuck in your brain, how to get them unstuck, and how to find
lasting motivation to change
Strategies to boost your brain to get control
to lock up the craving monster that steals your life
to eat right to think right and heal from your addiction
to kill the addiction ANTs that infest your brain and keep you in chains
to prevent relapse by following H-A-L-T plus brain science
hypnosis and meditation can help you unchain your brain,
With a healthy brain, you’ll find it much easier to stick with a program
designed to help you quit smoking, drinking, gambling, doing drugs, overeating,
or whatever your addiction may be. With the help of
Unchain Your Brain, you’ll rediscover
the pleasure of developing satisfying relationships with family and friends,
regaining your health, finding greater energy, and exploring the amazing world
in which we live and work.
Unchain Your Brain: 10 Steps to Breaking the Addictions that Steal Your Life
Daniel G. Amen, MD,
and David E. Smith, MD
$22.95 trade paper
Daniel G. Amen, MD,
is a physician,
child and adult psychiatrist, brain-imaging specialist, and New York Times
bestselling author. He is the writer, producer, and host of four highly
successful public television programs, raising more than 20 million dollars for
public television. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric
Association and the CEO and Medical Director of Amen Clinics in Newport Beach
and Fairfield, California; Tacoma, Washington; and Reston, Virginia.
Dr. Amen is the
author of 35 professional scientific articles and 24 books, including the New
York Times bestsellers, Change Your Brain, Change Your Life and
Magnificent Mind At Any Age. He is also the author of Healing ADD,
Healing the Hardware of the Soul, Making a Good Brain Great, The Brain In Love,
and the co-author of Healing Anxiety And Depression and Preventing
David E. Smith, MD, FASAM, FAACT,
has been pivotal in gaining acceptance for the concept of addiction as a
disease, and is a Fellow and Past President of the American Society for
Addiction Medicine and a Fellow of the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology.
He is an inaugural Diplomate of the American Board of Addiction Medicine, and
serves as Chair of Adolescent Addiction Treatment at Newport Academy, Medical
Director of Center Point, and Adjunct Professor of Medicine at the University of
California, San Francisco. He is the founder of the Haight Ashbury Free Medical
Smith has authored and co-authored over 350 professional articles and over two
dozen books, including It’s So Good, Don’t Even Try It Once: Heroin in
Perspective, The Physician’s Guide to Psychoactive Drugs, Drugfree: A
Unique, Positive Approach to Staying Off Alcohol and Other Drugs, and
Clinician’s Guide to Substance Abuse. He is the founder and publisher of
The Journal of Psychoactive Drugs.