Memoirs of an Addicted Brain: A Neuroscientist Examines his Former Life on Drugs
ISBN/ASIN: 1610392337,9781610392334 | 2013 | English | mobi | 336/0 pages | 0.74 Mb
Publisher: PublicAffairs | Author: Marc Lewis PhD | Edition: Reprint
Marc Lewis’s relationship with drugs began in a New England boarding school where, as a bullied and homesick fifteen-year-old, he made brief escapes from reality by way of cough medicine, alcohol, and marijuana. In Berkeley, California, in its hippie heyday, he found methamphetamine and LSD and heroin; he sniffed nitrous oxide in Malaysia; and frequented Calcutta’s opium dens. Ultimately, though, his journey took him where it takes most addicts: into a life of desperation, deception, and crime.
But unlike most addicts, Lewis recovered to become a developmental psychologist and researcher in neuroscience. In Memoirs of an Addicted Brain, he applies his professional expertise to a study of his former self, using the story of his own journey through addiction to tell the universal story of addictions of every kind.