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Woman of Substances

The Savage Seduction of Drugs and Alcohol, and the Art of Walking Away
Narrated by: Imogen Wilde
Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
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Summary

Journalist Jenny Valentish investigates the female experience of drugs and alcohol, using her own story to light the way.

Mining the expertise of leading researchers, she explores the early predictors of addiction, such as childhood trauma and temperament, and teenage impulsivity.

Drawing on neuroscience, she explains why other self-destructive behaviours - such as eating disorders and high-risk sex - are interchangeable with substance use. Valentish follows the pathways that women take into addiction - and out again. Woman of Substances is a rigorous and brutally honest listen.

©2017 Jenny Valentish (P)2017 W. F. Howes Ltd

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Interesting and entertaining!

The third quarter flagged a little compared to first half and the end. But I really enjoyed it and learned a lot.

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Brilliant

Loved it could relate so much to th author's story. Great scientific info. Will listen to this again.