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Facing Addictionis the first book to apply Dr. Patrick Carnes' research-based thirty-task model to treating addiction to alcohol and drugs. People who are addicted to drugs and alcohol now have access to the groundbreaking model that has facilitated thousand of sex addicts in achieving long-lasting recovery. This revolutionary model helps therapists and recovering people understand the interaction between trauma and brain science and how these factors play a role in the development of addiction to drugs and alcohol. Facing Addictiondistills Dr. Carnes' more than thirty years of research to show addicts how to embrace lasting long-term recovery through a thirty-task model. The first seven tasks are presented to help readers break through denial and participate in a culture of support.