The Craving Mind

  • Author Judson Brewer
  • Narrator P.J. Ochlan
  • Publisher Blackstone Publishing
  • Run Time 8 hours and 19 minutes
  • Format Audio
  • Genre Coping with addiction.

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What to expect

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 twenty 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.

Critics Review

  • “Accessible and enjoyable. The Craving Mind brilliantly combines the latest science with universal real-life experiences.”

    Arianna Huffington
  • “Wisdom infuses [Judson Brewer’s] research as he offers us a path of exploration to better our lives.”

  • “As co-chair of the Congressional Addiction, Treatment, and Recovery Caucus, I’ve seen first hand the need for action… This book couldn’t come at a time of greater need.”

    US Representative Tim Ryan
  • “A remarkable book, one that will help free us from the powerful habits of craving and addiction…For many readers, this book will be life-transforming.”

    Joseph Goldstein, author of Mindfulness

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