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Addictive thinking : understanding self-deception

Author: Abraham J Twerski
Publisher: Center City, MN : Hazelden, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Argues that addicts are unable to make healthy decisions, and that addictive thinking exists before substance abuse begins.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Abraham J Twerski
ISBN: 1568381387 9781568381381
OCLC Number: 36379710
Notes: Previously published in 1990 with the subtitle: Why do we lie to ourselves? Why do others believe us?
Description: viii, 136 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: What is addictive thinking? --
Self-deception and addictive thinking --
The addictive thinker's concept of time --
Confusing cause and effect --
Origins of addictive thinking --
Denial, rationalization, and projection --
Dealing with conflict --
Hypersensitivity --
Morbid expectations --
Manipulating others --
Guilt and shame --
Omnipotence and impotence --
Admitting errors --
Anger --
The confining wall --
Managing feelings --
Flavors and colors of reality --
Must one reach bottom? --
Addictive thinkers and trust --
Spirituality and spiritual emptiness --
Addictive thinking and relapse --
The frustrations of growth --
Ridiculous explanations, sensible solutions.
Responsibility: Abraham J. Twerski ; with a foreword by John Wallace.
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Argues that addicts are unable to make healthy decisions, and that addictive thinking exists before substance abuse begins.

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