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This is not a clinical work but is instead designed as a course textbook for understanding addiction and presenting current practice models. As such it is a valuable resource for practitioners of all types -- counselors, psychotherapists, psychologists, psychiatrist, doctors, dentists, and physiotherapists -- working in the field of substance addiction. It provides a useful background of the brain, the nerve system, and neurotransmitters in the context of addictive substance ingestion, as well as a straightforward discussion of the psychosomatic and physiological effects of addictive substance usage. Other discussions include the emotional aspects of addition and the limbic system, addiction stages of relapse and bingeing, and addiction and genetics. It explores a new model for qi energy, introduces yin-yang theory, and presents auricular acupuncture mechanisms, as well as an evaluation of auricular acupuncture in a study population of male prisoners with substance addictions. A final chapter gives encapsulations of various therapeutic models from different addiction clinics.