Craving by Omar Manejwala
Why We Can't Seem to Get Enough

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When we find ourselves wanting something strong enough, we’ll do just about anything to get it--sometimes at the expense of our bodies, brains, bank accounts, and relationships. So why do we sometimes have the irrepressible feeling that we need something--such as food, cigarettes, alcohol, or sex--that we really just want? And how do we satiate that feeling without indulging it?

In Craving, Omar Manejwala, M.D., translates the neurobiology of this phenomenon into real and accessible terms, explaining why we just can’t seem to get enough. He then gives us tools and guidance to find satisfaction without giving in to our cravings. Dr. Manejwala explains:

how and why our brain drives behavior
how to change the part of our brain that fuels our cravings
the warning signs that craving is evolving into addiction
why craving is the most difficult component of addiction to address
why self-help and spiritual groups that use models like the Twelve Steps are so effective at changing behaviors, receiving encouragement, and remaining accountable.
 

About Omar Manejwala

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Omar Manejwala, M.D., is the senior vice president and chief medical officer of Catasys in Los Angeles, California, and is the former medical director at Hazelden Foundation. Dr. Manejwala is a transformative public speaker and appears frequently in the national media to address the topic of addiction.
 
Published April 30, 2013 by Hazelden. 216 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Education & Reference, Professional & Technical, Science & Math, Self Help. Non-fiction

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In this thought-provoking volume, Manejwala—an M.D. and former medical director for the Hazelden Foundation, which provides addiction treatment—addresses the physiological roots of cravings and the ro

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According to Manejwala, psychiatrist and health management services company Catasy's chief medical officer, a recent study found 20 million Americans are in addiction recovery. The author contends that craving, a criterion for addiction according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental...

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According to Manejwala, psychiatrist and health management services company Catasy's chief medical officer, a recent study found 20 million Americans are in addiction recovery. The author contends that craving, a criterion for addiction according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental...

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