RecoveryMind Training is a way of understanding addiction that is steeped in science and at the same time respectful of the human condition. The main text is titled RecoveryMind Training - A Neuroscientific Approach to Treating Addiction. In describing the book, Dr. Earley said, “This book was decades in the making and emerged out of a deep-seated conviction that addiction is a brain disease that produces wholesale changes in drives, intent, self-control, learning memory and even one’s world view.” RecoveryMind Training combines the latest brain science with effective psychotherapy techniques and twelve-step philosophy. This information is collected into a cohesive treatment system with clear realizable goals. It emphasizes that recovery from the depths of addiction is a long journey. At times, the journey is difficult but unexpected joys occur along the way.
The central tenet of the book states that when an individual develops addiction, the illness hijacks existing brain circuits for its own purpose. The collection of all of these changes in brain functioning is called AddictBrain. To develop a robust and long-lasting recovery, someone who is afflicted needs to retrain his or her mind. This sum of all needed retraining is called RecoveryMind. To get to RecoveryMind, we use RecoveryMind Training.
AddictBrain and RecoveryMind are radical concepts. They may strike you as exaggerated or even disturbing. The treatment concepts described in this text are aimed at individuals who suffer from a significant, progressive addiction disorder. Experience has shown that once such an individual develops a serious substance or process addiction, any quick or simple approach minimizes the severity of the situation and prolongs agony. A less radical approach may eventually prove to be lethal. The system of care described in RecoveryMind Training produces lifelong results and reconnects the individual to his or her humanity.
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