Join Us in Discussing The Biology of Desire by Marc Lewis

When I read Marc Lewis’s book The Biology of Desire in 2015, I recognized my own story of recovery from addiction. in his words.

The facility for viewing one’s life as a narrative may be what’s missing in addiction… Addicts experience something breathtaking when they can stretch their vision of themselves from the immediate present back to the past that shaped them and forward to a future that’s attainable and satisfying… It feels like being the author and advocate of one’s own life. It feels like being real… The many addicts who end up quitting do so uniquely and inventively, through effort and insight. Thus quitting is best seen as further development, not “recovery” from a disease.”

In the eight years that have followed since my first reading of this groundbreaking book, I have not seen my addiction and recovery experience reflected more clearly anywhere.

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