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Never Enough: the Neuroscience and Experience of Addiction
Never Enough: the Neuroscience and Experience of Addiction | Judith Grisel
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Judith Grisel was a daily drug user and college dropout when she began to consider that her addiction might have a cure, one that she herself could perhaps discover by studying the brain. Now, after twenty-five years as a neuroscientist, she shares what she and other scientists have learned about addiction, enriched by captivating glimpses of her personal journey. In Never Enough, Grisel reveals the unfortunate bottom line of all regular drug use- there is no such thing as a free lunch. All drugs act on the brain in a way that diminishes their enjoyable effects and creates unpleasant ones with repeated use. Yet they have their appeal, and Grisel draws on anecdotes both comic and tragic from her own days of using as she learns the science behind the love of various drugs, from marijuana to alcohol, opiates to psychedelics, speed to spice. Drug abuse has been called the most formidable health problem worldwide, and Grisel delves with compassion into the science of this scourge. She points to what is different about the brains of addicts even before they first pick up a drink or drug, highlights the changes that take place in the brain and behaviour as a result of chronic using, and shares the surprising hidden gifts of personality that addiction can expose. She describes what drove her to addiction, what helped her recover, and her belief that a 'cure' for addiction will not be found in our individual brains but in the way we interact with our communities. Set apart by its colour, candour, and bell-clear writing, Never Enough is a revelatory look at the roles drugs play in all of our lives. It offers crucial new insights into how we can solve the epidemic of abuse.
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hermyknee
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My heart is so full. I came home to this surprise from @Eggbeater today — my sister in sobriety ♥️ I‘ll have one year on November 5th ☺️🥰

Thank you so much, Lillie. You have been such a strong support for me over the last year and I appreciate it so much!!!

AmyG Almost a year! Great job. Congrats! 3w
Redwritinghood Congrats! Good job! 3w
Eggbeater You're welcome. I'm so proud of you and glad we've found each other. ❤ 3w
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Lovesbooks87 Congrats on your almost one year! That‘s amazing!!!! 3w
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CarolynM All power to you, that's great🙌👏 and to @Eggbeater too. Here's to the next year💕 3w
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hermyknee @AmyG @Redwritinghood @Lovesbooks87 @Amiable @Librariana @Soubhiville @Librarybelle @JenReadsAlot @Chrissyreadit @CarolynM @Kalalalatja thank you all so much for your heartfelt congratulations 💖 I appreciate you all so much & all the support I‘ve gotten here on Litsy 💖 3w
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Bookjunkie57
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Came across this bookstore while at a local food festival today. Didn‘t get to go in because they were not open so I had to console myself with Mexican street corn and guava juice.

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mrozzz
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Mehso-so

Grisel proves her wisdom over & over, detailing the hows/whys of addiction, but it missed the mark for me. I guess I was hoping for more of a tell-all about this neuroscientist's own trial with addiction while she was much younger as she still lives to warn us nearly 30 years after getting sober, yet instead it read mostly like a textbook. I was glad to have this information in one place, broken up by her insights and allusions to her experiences.

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JenReadsAlot
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Pickpick

Former drug addict turned Neuroscientist - interesting read overall but some parts a little too technical for my brain!

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Kristy_K
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An eye-opening and informative book about addiction and neuroscience. Written by an addict turned PhD recipient, there were great insights along with well-researched data.

This is the perfect blend of science and memoir (leaning more toward the former) and I‘d recommend to anyone interested in learning more about addiction or drugs in general.

⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

#netgalley #arc #addiction #science

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mrozzz
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Current view at the exquisitely gorgeous & peaceful Center for Fiction in Brooklyn 📖😌

Kalalalatja Lovely view! 8mo
mrozzz It really is!! Perfect space for reading/writing 🤗 @Kalalalatja 8mo
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Jdroper
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Fascinating. How many formerly homeless addicts earn a PhD in neuroscience???