An important step to successful addiction recovery is understanding the neurochemistry of addiction. Some people are intimidated by the sound of that – “neurochemistry of addiction,” but I assure you, it doesn’t have to be as complicated as some scientists and doctors make it out to be. Once you understand the basics of the neurochemistry of addiction, addiction recovery won’t seem all that complicated.
The way Dr. Von Stieff teaches it in his book is incredibly helpful! He starts out by identifying the key neurotransmitter systems (which you can see to the right) whose imbalances are influential in sparking cravings in the first place, like GABA neurotransmitters and serotonin neurotransmitters for example.
He explains what each of these neurotransmitter systems does and how these neurotransmitter systems can get out of balance, creating cravings and addictions. Then he explains how to get these neurotransmitter systems in balance. It is really quite fascinating, and more importantly it has helped thousands of people to beat their addictions. If your looking for permanent addiction recovery, learning the neurochemistry of addiction is the route to take.
The name of his book is, Brain in Balance: Understanding the Genetics and Neurochemistry behind Addiction and Sobriety and you can find it on Amazon.