- Is your habit addictive? Caffeine, Web surfing -- Write to find out what you think: anorexia, social functions & dysfunctions -- Learn to rely on people, not substances: cigarettes, alcohol, sugar -- How to cultivate core pillars: ecstasy, extreme sports -- Feelings misinform: cocaine, sex & shopping -- Understanding how addicts think: hallucinogenic drugs & stealing -- Commit to stopping one addiction at a time: promiscuity & alcohol -- The secrets of soft habits: binge eating -- The hidden perils of all addictions: cigarettes -- Learn how to suffer well: overeating, cigarettes -- The importance of the right social life: painkillers & food addiction -- Quitting an addiction everyone loves (and encourages): gambling -- Beware the substance shuffle: piercings, tattoos, oxycodone -- Why an addict needs rules to live by: overexercising -- Chipping the edge off narcissism: pornography -- Switch to healthy substitutes: surviving bulimia & alcoholism -- The realities of relapse: crack & crime -- The dangers of addiction therapy: alcohol, violence -- Staying clean and careful forever: recovery -- Keep holiday "cheer" from turning harmful -- The problem with depending on people.
- A specialist in treating addictions and a former patient outline a method of controlling any kind of addiction--including substance abuse and other compulsive behaviors that mask emotional pain--by understanding the underlying pain.
- 9781616084189 (pbk.)
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