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Truth about addiction and recovery

Author: Stanton Peele
Publisher: New York : Touchstone, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A radical new approach to recovery'using methods proven more effective than medical treatment or twelve-step programs. Drawing on the latest research and detailed case studies, the authors expose the best-kept secrets in the recovery field: ' Addictions'whether to food, cigarettes, sex, alcohol, or drugs'are not diseases, and they're not necessarily lifelong problems. ' Many more people give up addictions on their  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stanton Peele
ISBN: 9781476793962 1476793964
OCLC Number: 893100645
Notes: Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed October 13, 2014).
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Intro; Dedication; Introduction; Part I: From Alcoholism to Shopping Addiction: Addiction Is Not a Disease; 1. Why It Doesn't Make Sense to Call Addiction a "Disease"; 2. Are People Born Alcoholics?; 3. Which Is the Most Addictive Drug of All?; 4. Smoking: The Toughest Habit to Lick?; 5. Obesity: Are People Biologically Programmed to Be Fat?; 6. Addictions to Gambling, Shopping, and Exercise: How We Evade Moral Responsibility; 7. Love, Sex, and Codependence: Overcoming Trauma; Part II: The Life Process Program: Skills for Taking Control of Your Life; 8. The Life Process Program 9. Quitting as Life Process: The Case of Paula10. Are You an Addict? Assessing Addiction in the Life Process Program; 11. Assessing Your Values: Knowing What Is Important to You; 12. Assessing Your Resources: What Do You Have That You Can Count On?; 13. I'm Not the Person I Want to Be: How People Carry Out Plans to Change; 14. Changing the Behavior: That Obscure Object of Desire; 15. Life Skills: If You Don't Have Them, Get Them; Part III: Changing Communities, Changing Lives; 16. Integrating Change into Your Life: Groups and Your Social World 17. Kids Have to Be Made into Addicts: You Can Prevent Addiction18. Where the Solutions Really Lie: Re-establishing Communal Ties; 19. A Road Map: Where We've Been and Where You Need to Go; Appendix: What the JAMA Study on Genes and Alcoholism Tells Us; About the Authors; Notes; Index; Copyright
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Abstract:

A radical new approach to recovery'using methods proven more effective than medical treatment or twelve-step programs. Drawing on the latest research and detailed case studies, the authors expose the best-kept secrets in the recovery field: ' Addictions'whether to food, cigarettes, sex, alcohol, or drugs'are not diseases, and they're not necessarily lifelong problems. ' Many more people give up addictions on their own than are helped by medical treatment or twelve-step programs. ' Developing values, skills, and life resources enables people to quit addictions'and to shed the addict identity altogether. In their revolutionary "Life Process Program" for overcoming all kinds of addictions, the authors emphasize self-help and treatment through coping with stress and achieving one's goals. As helpful as it is controversial, The Truth About Addiction and Recovery will forever change the way we view and treat addiction. "A classic." 'John Norcross, PhD, ABPP, Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of Scranton and author of Changing for Good.

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