Addiction. How To Beat It And Win!

This book outlines what modern science has to say about the major causes of addiction, including some exciting discoveries in recent years that give us new insight into the human brain and body chemistry – factors that play key roles in addictive behavior. The book uncovers the primary causes of addiction, and then outlines the potential ways to address these causes with action steps to follow.


Back in the 1930s scientists began researching addiction and defined it as a defect of character. Fast forward to today and addiction is viewed now as a chronic disease of the brain reward and motivation system.
The next question to ask is: how does this disease state come about in an individual? The answer to this question is what this book is all about, for it seems that we humans are creatures with highly addictive natures and impulses. If we can uncover the primary causes then we can begin to address the potential ways for you to beat your addiction.

There are some very exciting discoveries in recent years that give us new insight into the human brain and body chemistry – factors that play key roles in addictive behavior. Having this knowledge about ourselves is a key to understanding why we are prone to addiction, and having the understanding is the first step to beating addiction.
Recent Amazon reviews: ‘This book will help you! As a long time person in recovery I very much appreciated this book. It is written intelligently and insightfully, siting many modern sources. If you are trying to get and stay sober, this will help you.’
‘Very instructional basic information and easy to understand. Can be used in a variety of settings. Not just for persons with addiction, useful for family and loved ones for a better understanding of addition. Reading time is quick and enjoyable. I highly recommend as a primer and for inspiration for recovery. Thank You Mr. Courtney this will be very helpful in my clinical work and I will recommend it to clients.’


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CHARLES COURTNEY is a well-seasoned traveler whose life has been full of many varied experiences. His professional background has involved working in both the for-profit and non-profit sector.

Currently, apart from writing, he also spen

ds time working for a charity that helps people in medical trauma get to distant medical care.  He also works as a part-time tennis trainer and coach.

Charles has made it a mission in his life to always be part of community service oriented organizations. This has brought him into constant contact with people who are in the midst of adversity,  and also with many inspirational characters whose lives have been dedicated to serving those in need.

He has lived in Australia, Hawaii and now resides in Las Vegas, NV. He has a passion for living a healthy life full of exercise, creativity and is always striving to be part of the solutions to our many local and global challenges.

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Author of self help books
Author of self help books