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The Heart of Addiction: A New Approach to Understanding and Managing Alcoholism and Other Addictive Behaviors

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Author: Lance M Dodes M.D.

Paperback:
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
ISBN 10: 0060958030
ISBN 13: 978-0060958039

Hardcover:
Publisher: Harper
ISBN 10: 0060198117
ISBN 13: 978-0060198114

Nobody has had an answer for why people with addictions continue to repeat them -- until now.

For more than twenty years, distinguished psychiatrist Dr. Lance Dodes has been successfully helping people master their addictions -- alcoholism, compulsive gambling, smoking, sexual addiction, and more with a radical approach. Dr. Dodes describes how all addictions have, at their heart, unrecognized emotional factors that explain:

  • Why we feel the impulse
  • Why we feel it when we do
  • What alternatives (really) work in that critical moment

In this refreshing book filled with compelling case studies, Dr. Dodes debunks several such widely accepted myths as:

  • Addictions are fundamentally a physical problem.
  • People with addictions are different from other people.
  • You have to hit bottom before you can get well.
  • You are wasting your time if you ask "why" you have an addiction.