In “The Anatomy of Addiction: What Science and Research Tell Us About the True Causes, Best Preventative Techniques and Most Successful Treatments” (TarcherPerigee, $27), Dr. Akikur Mohammad busts commonly held beliefs about addiction and leads readers, in layman’s terms, to a better understanding of how our 40-year war on drugs has failed, why addiction is a chronic brain disease, why some ideas pushed in AA are wrong, why heroin addiction is a raging epidemic, how to find the best treatment and much more.
Mohammad is the founder and medical director of Inspire Malibu, a science- and evidence-based drug and alcohol treatment center in Los Angeles.
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