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Breaking Addiction : A 7-Step Handbook for Ending Any Addiction - Lance M. Dodes, M.D.

Breaking Addiction

A 7-Step Handbook for Ending Any Addiction

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Finally—a road map to recovery from the nation's most original thinker on addiction

In his revolutionary book The Heart of Addiction, Dr. Lance Dodes examined the underlying emotions that drive addictive behaviors—whether drinking, gambling, sex, or eating. Now, in Breaking Addiction, Dodes presents a comprehensive guide outlining seven critical steps to overcome addiction, based on his findings.

Through his practice and research, Dodes has found that virtually every addictive act is preceded by feelings of helplessness. In his refreshingly clear style, Dodes incorporates case stories to illustrate exactly how these feelings set addiction in motion, how to recognize the path toward addiction—and then how to take back control.

Many people, discouraged by current treatments, have been hungry for an approach that digs addiction up by its roots. Since the publication of The Heart of Addiction, Dodes's ideas have been incorporated by therapists and treatment centers around the country, and are taught by universities and training centers for clinicians.

With special sections for both families and health-care professionals, Breaking Addiction is poised to be the handbook for a new, comprehensive, and in-depth understanding of addiction.

“Without denying the difficulty of the terrain, Dodes’s program is a call to a clear-eyed, coherent approach. This groundbreaking work should become the ‘go to’ handbook for anyone suffering with addiction. Its easy-to-read style takes sophisticated ideas and turns them into memorable examples. I highly recommend it.”

Pt. 1. A new way to understand addiction -- pt. 2. The steps -- pt. 3. Living with someone who has an addiction -- pt. 4. For the professional.

ISBN: 9780062065834
ISBN-10: 0062065831
Audience: General
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st March 2011
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Australia