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Age of Addiction How Bad Habits Became Big Business

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ISBN-10: 0674737377

ISBN-13: 9780674737372

Edition: 2019

Authors: David T. Courtwright

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From a leading expert on addiction, a provocative, singularly authoritative history of how sophisticated global businesses have targeted the human brain's reward centers, driving us to addictions ranging from oxycodone to Big Macs to Assassin's Creed to Snapchat--with alarming social consequences. We live in an age of addiction, from compulsive gaming and shopping to binge eating and opioid abuse. Sugar can be as habit-forming as cocaine, researchers tell us, and social media apps are hooking our kids. But what can we do to resist temptations that insidiously and deliberately rewire our brains? Nothing, David Courtwright says, unless we understand the history and character of the global…    
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2019
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 5/31/2019
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 336
Size: 5.71" wide x 8.43" long x 1.12" tall
Weight: 1.122
Language: English

David T. Courtwright is John A. Delaney Presidential Professor at the University of North Florida.