Breaking Addiction

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  • Copyright: 2011-03-01
  • Publisher: Perennial
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In his revolutionary book The Heart of Addiction, Dr. Lance Dodes examined the underlying emotions that drive addictive behaviors-whether drinking, gambling, sex, or eating. Now, in Breaking Addiction, Dodes presents a comprehensive guide outlining seven critical steps to overcome addiction, based on his findings.

Author Biography

Lance Dodes, MD, is assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School in the Division on Addictions. He has been director of the substance abuse treatment unit of Harvard's McLean Hospital and director of the Boston Center for Problem Gambling. He has been elected a distinguished fellow of the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
A New Way to Understand Addictionp. 5
The Stepsp. 23
How to Know If You Have an Addictionp. 25
How to Think about Yourself If You Have an Addictionp. 35
Recognizing the Key Moment in Addictionp. 43
How You Keep Yourself from Seeing the Addiction ahead of Youp. 57
Understanding What is Happening at the Key Moment in Addictionp. 77
Short-Term Strategies for Dealing with Addictionp. 91
How to Deal with Addiction in the Long Termp. 117
Test Yourselfp. 129
Living with Someone Who Has an Addictionp. 157
For the Professionalp. 197
Acknowledgmentsp. 213
Indexp. 215
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