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The truth about addiction and recovery : the life process program for outgrowing destructive habits

Author: Stanton Peele; Archie Brodsky; Mary Arnold
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©1991.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stanton Peele; Archie Brodsky; Mary Arnold
ISBN: 067166901X 9780671669010
OCLC Number: 23017935
Description: 430 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: I. From alcoholism to shopping addiction: addition is not a disease : Why it doesn't make sense to call addiction a "disease" ; Are people born alcoholics? ; Which is the most addictive drug of all? ; Smoking: the toughest habit to lick? ; Obesity: are people biologically programmed to be fat? ; Addictions to gambling, shopping, and exercise: how we evade moral responsibility ; Love, sex, and codependence: overcoming trauma --
II. The life process program: skills for taking control of your life : The life process program ; Quitting as life process: the case of Paula ; Are you an addict? Assessing addiction in the life process program ; Assessing your values: knowing what is important to you ; Assessing your resources: what do you have that you can count on? ; I'm not the person I want to be: how people carry out plans to change ; Changing the behavior: that obscure object of desire ; Life skills: if you don't have them, get them --
III. Changing communities, changing lives : Integrating change into your life: groups and your social world ; Kids have to be made into addicts: you can prevent addiction ; Where the solutions really lie: re-establishing communal ties ; A road map: where we've been and where you need to go --
Appendix: What the JAMA study on genes and alcoholism tells us.
Responsibility: Stanton Peele, Archie Brodsky, with Mary Arnold.

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