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Addiction: From Suffering to Solution

Dr. Joseph J. Bradley

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  • Paperback: 258 pages
  • Dimensions: 5.50" x 8.50"
  • ISBN: 978-0-9854418-0-7
  • Publication Date: 2015-06-02
  • Breaux Press International

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Addiction: From Suffering to Solution

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In Addiction: From Suffering to Solution Dr. Joseph J. Bradley, M.S., D.C., DACACD shares the heart-wrenching and compelling story of his own daughter’s journey through addiction and eventual recovery. He then presents his in-depth knowledge of the genetic component of the disease of addiction, brain chemistry and the reward process, codependency and enabling, the treatment process, the miracle of recovery and relapse prevention.

Addiction directly or indirectly affects everyone, yet it is still shrouded in ignorance and shame. Addiction: From Suffering to Solution seeks to eliminate much of the stigma of addiction and helps us view addicts from the same place of love, understanding, and compassion that we view any other disease-afflicted person. Drawing back the curtain on addiction, Dr. Bradley helps us understand the hows and whys of this ugly disease, and presents practical tools for getting clean and sober, and staying that way.

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"I have worked in the behavioral health field as an administrator, clinician and educator for over forty years. This book is the most comprehensive, sensible and understandable treatise on addiction, treatment and recovery that I have encountered. Dr. Bradley strikes a balance in addressing the behavioral, biological, familial, individual and societal aspects of addiction.

"Addiction: From Suffering to Solution is a “must read” for individuals suffering with addiction, their families and behavioral health professionals. It is my hope that the academic community will incorporate this book in their core curriculum in the training of future behavioral health and medical professionals. The general public will also benefit from reading this book, for, as we all know, Everybody Has a Direct Connection to Addiction." — MICHAEL R. ADAMS. L.C.S.W. VP & Director of Clinical Operations, Solutions Recovery, Inc., Las Vegas, NV and former Vice President of Clinical Operations of Behavioral Healthcare Options in Las Vegas, Nevada.

"Effective new tools for the addiction treatment community are scarce, of high value, and in great demand. Addiction: From Suffering to Solution is one of those tools which will prove invaluable and have a wide range of appeal. It is the best primer I’ve seen from the Integrative Holistic Recovery approach.

"With a deep understanding and explanation of the core biological, psychological, social, and spiritual dimensions of both addiction, treatment and the recovery process, Dr. Bradley provides hope for any reader that a full and complete recovery from addiction is not only possible, but promised to those who attend to this wisdom.

"Dr. Bradley writes from both first-hand experience and the most well-informed integrative perspective of addiction and recovery currently in publication. This book is excellent for the individual, family, employer and especially those of us in the professional field of addiction recovery. His perspective on the spiritual dimensions of recovery provides great hope for our community on the deeper meaning of 12-Step spirituality, and the healing journey this pathway provides for any individual, and for our communities.

"I have known and worked with Dr. Bradley for many years and I consider him to be one of the brightest minds in this field. His understanding of the relationships between all four bio/psycho/social/ spiritual dimensions of the recovery lifespan is unsurpassed. I highly recommend Addiction: From Suffering to Solution for individuals and families suffering the pain of addiction, and for the students interested in this specialized field. It is also of great value for us in this field who deeply understand the healing that is required and available to treat and recover from addictive disorders of all kinds." — DR. DONALD POSSON, Ph.D., LADC Head Professor, Alcohol and Drug Counseling program for National University and former Regional Lead Faculty, MA-Counseling Psychology program for National University, HQ in San Diego, CA. 

"Groundbreaking comprehensive presentation of the biological, psychological, social, and spiritual dimensions of both addiction and recovery. Required reading for all ACACD students." — JAY M. HOLDER, D.C., CAP, CASAP, DACACD, American College of Addictionology & Compulsive Disorders

"Bottom line, this book will save lives. Buy it, read it, give it away."— JOAN MCCRAW, MSN, FNP, APRN, Clinical Specialist in Psychiatry, Las Vegas, Nevada

Dr. Joseph J. Bradley

A private practitioner in Las Vegas, Nevada, Dr. Bradley is currently serving as Director of the Chronic Pain Program with co-occurring disorder of chemical dependency, and is the primary Family Program Presenter at Solutions Recovery in Las Vegas, Nevada. Dr. Bradley has performed interventions nationally and has taught on the disease of addiction, physiology of addiction, anatomy and physiology, body systems, codependency and enabling and other related topics.

Additionally, he has served as an Adjunct Professor for The College of Southern Nevada, University of Phoenix, and National University and is Post Graduate Faculty for Life University, and currently teaches for the American College of Addictionology and Compulsive Disorders. Dr. Bradley has taught hundreds of doctors, nurses, therapists and counselors how to understand and successfully treat addiction.