This audiobook is about addictions of all kinds. Addictions to smartphones, sex, games, social media, gambling, money, but most of all to alcohol and drugs.
Addiction isn’t what we thought it was. It’s not always negative and it’s nothing new either. Whether it’s our daily coffee hit, impulsively checking our smartphone or putting in too many hours at the office, addiction can touch each and every one of us. But what can we do when addictions become a problem?
This thought-provoking and challenging book explores the nature of addiction and touches on addictions of all kinds, including smartphones, sex, gaming, social media and gambling – but most of all, to alcohol and drugs.
Presenting the latest research and their own frontline experience, Matt Noffs and Kieran Palmer share the tools that they have developed over decades at Ted Noffs Foundation supporting young people with serious drug issues. Filled with fascinating information about the body, the brain and the human condition, Addicted? offers help, advice and understanding for anyone struggling with addiction in their lives, including:
About the Author
- Insights from those who have experienced deep addiction in their lives
- The role that trauma plays and how to move beyond it
- How to identify and manage triggers and cravings
- Tactics developed by some of the best therapists around the world
- Exercises and activities to move beyond unhelpful behaviours
- Tips for family and friends.
Matt Noffs is the co-founder of the Street Universities and CEO of Noffs Foundation, Australia's largest drug and alcohol treatment service provider for young people under 25.The Noffs Foundation is a leader in providing drug and alcohol services for young people in Australia. Working in the social sector has been part of Matt's life for as long as he can remember. The Noffs Foundation was founded in 1970 by his grandfather, Reverend Ted Noffs and Margaret Noffs.
The couple established Sydney's The Wayside Chapel, set up the first drug referral centre in Sydney and co-founded Lifeline in 1963. Work in the drug rehabilitation field was continued by Matt's parents. As CEO of the Noffs Foundation for a new generation, Matt, with his partner Naomi, established and now runs an early intervention service known as The Street University, in Sydney's west and southwest, which aims to reconnect kids with their communities and help them discover their innate capacity.