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Why can't I stop? : reclaiming your life from behavioral addiction

Author: Jon E Grant; Samuel Chamberlain; Brian L Odlaug
Publisher: Baltimore : John Hopkins University Press, 2016.
Series: A Johns Hopkins Press health book
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Addictions to drugs or alcohol are usually apparent, but what about behavioral addictions? A person addicted to shoplifting or gambling, for example, or picking at their skin, may suffer in the shadows while their behavior consumes their time and energy--and disrupts their life. Legal, medical, and financial troubles are common for such a person and their loved ones, as are social and family conflicts. Behavioral
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Grant, Jon E.
Why can't I stop?.
Baltimore : John Hopkins University Press, 2016
(DLC) 2015030253
(OCoLC)928750178
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jon E Grant; Samuel Chamberlain; Brian L Odlaug
ISBN: 9781421419671 142141967X
OCLC Number: 965462944
Description: 1 online resource (219 pages).
Contents: Preface1. Introduction2. What Does Behavioral Addiction Mean?3. Gambling4. Stealing5. Sex6. Internet7. Food8. Shopping and Buying9. Hair Pulling and Skin Picking10. Causes of Behavioral Addictions11. How Can Family Members and Friends Help?ResourcesIndex
Series Title: A Johns Hopkins Press health book
Responsibility: Jon E. Grant, JD, MD, MPH, Brian L. Odlaug, PhD, MPH, and Samuel R. Chamberlain, MD.

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