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Publisher's Summary

We are all vulnerable to addiction. Whether it's a compulsion to constantly check social media, binge eating, smoking, excessive drinking, or any other behaviors, we may find ourselves uncontrollably repeating. Why are bad habits so hard to overcome? Is there a key to conquering the cravings we know are unhealthy for us?
This book provides groundbreaking answers to the most important questions about addiction. Dr. Judson Brewer, a psychiatrist and neuroscientist who has studied the science of addictions for 20 years, reveals how we can tap into the very processes that encourage addictive behaviors in order to step out of them. He describes the mechanisms of habit and addiction formation, then explains how the practice of mindfulness can interrupt these habits.
Weaving together patient stories, his own experience with mindfulness practice, and current scientific findings from his own lab and others, Dr. Brewer offers a path for moving beyond our cravings, reducing stress, and ultimately living a fuller life.
©2017 Judson Brewer (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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4 out of 5 stars
By jem2012 on 04-11-17

Excellent content, narrator hindered my enjoyment

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

No. I feel the narrator did not capture the proper tone of the author. I would recommend the written book instead. The narrator was too unnatural in his tone and delivery.

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7 of 7 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By Andrew Soper on 04-24-17

Hard to listen to

This would have been better if the author had read it himself! Good content hard to listen to.

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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1 out of 5 stars
By Hypatia on 08-31-17

Terrible narrator

Would you try another book written by Judson Brewer and Jon Kabat-Zinn - foreward or narrated by P. J. Ochlan?


What didn’t you like about P. J. Ochlan’s performance?

Everything! The narrator sounded like a computer. I could only manage a few minutes before having to turn it off.

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

No idea since I couldn't listen to it!

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3 of 4 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Jacqui Barnett on 09-07-17

A life changing book

This is a wise and enjoyable meeting of ancient wisdom and cutting edge science. An outstanding insight into the practical ways of how mindfulness works and how this practice can be applied in everyday life. The author is a world leading expert in the clinical research mindfulness, neuroscience and is also an addiction psychiatrist - you get a lot of knowledge in one book. Highly recommend!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Sue Aston on 03-17-17

Life changing

This book contains the tools you need to understand why you do the things you do, even when you know they are not good for you. Whether it's shopping, substances, relationships or just bad habits, if you continue to repeat things that you know are causing you pain then you are an addict. I now feel empowered to break the cycle.

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