Addiction, Attachment, Trauma and Recovery

Author: Oliver J. Morgan

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company (2019-09-02)


Addiction, Attachment, Trauma and Recovery ebook cover

2020 Award Winner for the Independent Press Award in the category of Addiction & Recovery.

A new model of addiction that incorporates neurobiology, social relationships, and ecological systems.

Understanding addiction is no longer just about understanding neurons or genes, broken brain functioning, learning, or faulty choices. Oliver J. Morgan provides a fresh take on addiction and recovery by presenting a more inclusive framework than traditional understanding. Cutting- edge work in attachment, interpersonal neurobiology, and trauma is integrated with ecological- systems thinking to provide a consilient and comprehensive picture of addiction.

Humans are born into connection and require nourishing relationships for healthy living. Adversities, however, bring fragmentation and create the conditions for ill health. They create vulnerabilities. In order to cope, individuals can turn to alternatives, "substitute...