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A neuroscientist's unique and also interesting trip right into his very own addiction– for visitors of Oliver Sacks and Andrew Solomon
Marc Lewis's relationship with medicines began in a New England boarding school where, as a bullied and also yearning fifteen-year-old, he made short leaves from truth by way of coughing medicine, alcohol, and also cannabis. In Berkeley, California, in its hippie prime time, he discovered methamphetamine and LSD and also heroin; he sniffed nitrous oxide in Malaysia; as well as often visited Calcutta's opium dens. Ultimately, though, his journey took him where it takes most addicts: into a life of anxiety, deception, as well as criminal activity.
Yet unlike a lot of addicts, Lewis recuperated to become a developmental psychologist and also scientist in neuroscience. In Memoirs of an Addicted Brain, he applies his expert experience to a study of his previous self, making use of the story of his own journey through addiction to inform the universal tale of addictions of every kind.
- Paperback: 336 pages
- Publisher: PublicAffairs; Reprint edition (March 5, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1610392337
- ISBN-13: 978-1610392334
- Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.9 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.5 ounces