Dr Marc Lewis

Dr Marc Lewis is a cognitive neuroscientist and professor emeritus of developmental psychology, at the University of Toronto from 1989 to 2010, now blogging, writing, and speaking on the science, experience, and treatment of addiction. He is the author or co-author of over 50 scientific journal articles on developmental psychology, emotion, and neuroscience. He now contributes regularly to The Guardian and other popular publications.  Marc discovered that the brain changes that go with addiction don’t indicate a diseased brain but plasticity in response to strong attractions, in a brain that keeps developing. The implications for recovery are vital. He believes treatment succeeds when the assumption of helplessness is replaced by tools for empowerment, insight, and continuing growth.


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