Craving for Ecstasy: How Our Passions Become Addictions
and What We Can Do About Them
Harvey Milkman, Stanley G. Sunderwirth
Addictive behavior goes far beyond the compulsive use of drugs and alcohol.
It is possible to become addicted to what may seem a harmless pleasure such as sex, jogging, watching
television, and eating. In this powerful book - written in easy-to-understand language - two scientific
researchers, Harvey Milkman and Stanley Sunderwirth, explain the biology, chemistry, and psychology
of the universal desire for pleasure and escape. For example, they reveal how the brain produces
"mind-altering" substances and what the skydiver has in common with the heroin addict. But, most
important, with the use of a self-assessment test and an invaluable guide for treatment, the authors
show what steps you can take to regain control of your life.