Truth About Addiction and Recovery

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Simon and Schuster, Mar 15, 1992 - Family & Relationships - 432 pages
A radical new approach to recovery—using methods proven more effective than medical treatment or twelve-step programs.

Drawing on the latest research and detailed case studies, the authors expose the best-kept secrets in the recovery field:

Addictions—whether to food, cigarettes, sex, alcohol, or drugs—are not diseases, and they’re not necessarily lifelong problems.
Many more people give up addictions on their own than are helped by medical treatment or twelve-step programs.
Developing values, skills, and life resources enables people to quit addictions—and to shed the addict identity altogether.

In their revolutionary “Life Process Program” for overcoming all kinds of addictions, the authors emphasize self-help and treatment through coping with stress and achieving one’s goals. As helpful as it is controversial, The Truth About Addiction and Recovery will forever change the way we view and treat addiction.

“A classic.” —John Norcross, PhD, ABPP, Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of Scranton and author of Changing for Good
 

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Contents

Introduction
9
Are People Born Alcoholics?
47
Which Is the Most Addictive Drug of All?
73
The Toughest Habit to Lick?
95
Are People Biologically Programmed to
109
PART II
157
The Case of Paula
175
Are You an Addict? Assessing Addiction in the Life Process
182
Knowing What Is Important
199
What Do You Have That
215
That Obscure Object
254
If You Dont Have Them Get Them
277
PART III
302
Where Weve Been and Where You Need
379
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