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Unhooked : how to quit anything

Author: Frederick Woolverton; Susan Shapiro
Publisher: New York : Skyhorse, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A specialist in treating addictions and a former patient outline a method of controlling any kind of addiction--including substance abuse and other compulsive behaviors that mask emotional pain--by understanding the underlying pain.
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frederick Woolverton; Susan Shapiro
ISBN: 9781616084189 1616084189
OCLC Number: 768072644
Description: viii, 232 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Is your habit addictive? Caffeine, Web surfing --
Write to find out what you think: anorexia, social functions & dysfunctions --
Learn to rely on people, not substances: cigarettes, alcohol, sugar --
How to cultivate core pillars: ecstasy, extreme sports --
Feelings misinform: cocaine, sex & shopping --
Understanding how addicts think: hallucinogenic drugs & stealing --
Commit to stopping one addiction at a time: promiscuity & alcohol --
The secrets of soft habits: binge eating --
The hidden perils of all addictions: cigarettes --
Learn how to suffer well: overeating, cigarettes --
The importance of the right social life: painkillers & food addiction --
Quitting an addiction everyone loves (and encourages): gambling --
Beware the substance shuffle: piercings, tattoos, oxycodone --
Why an addict needs rules to live by: overexercising --
Chipping the edge off narcissism: pornography --
Switch to healthy substitutes: surviving bulimia & alcoholism --
The realities of relapse: crack & crime --
The dangers of addiction therapy: alcohol, violence --
Staying clean and careful forever: recovery --
Keep holiday "cheer" from turning harmful --
The problem with depending on people.
Responsibility: Frederick Woolverton and Susan Shapiro.

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Helps thousands of addicts to achieve long-term recover. This title shows us how to conquer any addictive habit. It also shows us how to thrive without self-medicating.  Read more...

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Doctor and former patient join forces in this guide to kicking addiction, from heroin to shopping. Woolverton, founder and director of the Village Institute for Psychotherapy, has worked with addicts Read more...

 
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