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Untangling Addiction

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Marcus De Carvalho, M.D.

Marcus De Carvalho, M.D. is the president and founder of The Center for a Healthy Mind and Wellbeing. He and his wife, Elizabeth attend the Jax Church in Jacksonville, Florida. They are parents to four beautiful boys, Rafa, Paolo, Raoul, and Elan. Marcus is a medical doctor who is board certified with the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. His focus of practice is General Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. His main passion is helping people regain their lives and become “unstuck” from the addictions and mental illnesses that have kept them in the darkness.
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A psychiatrist describes how addictions are an intense “hijacking” of the brain; the addicted brain believes it needs addictive substances the same way it needs basic substances, such as food and sleep. In the book, he shows how repetitive behaviors involving drugs, alcohol, gambling, and pornography will inevitably cause the brain to believe that it needs the addiction in order to survive. Untangling Addictions will introduce hope, and the ability to overcome this “hijacking” of the brain by utilizing the concept of neural plasticity. Most importantly it will introduce how Jesus-style disciple making is the best way to over-come them.