The Heart of Addiction

A New Approach to Understanding and Managing Alcoholism and Other Addictive Behaviors

by Lance M. Dodes M.D.

On Sale: 12/24/2002

The Heart of Addiction

A New Approach to Understanding and Managing Alcoholism and Other Addictive Behaviors

by Lance M. Dodes M.D.

On Sale: 12/24/2002

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About the Book

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.

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Critical Praise

“In a field rife with misinformation, this book represents a bright beacon of light... I recommend it wholeheartedly.” - The Psychoanalytic Quarterly

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780060958039
  • ISBN 10: 0060958030
  • Imprint: William Morrow Paperbacks
  • On Sale: 12/24/2002
  • Pages: 272
  • List Price:18.50 CAD
  • BISAC1 : SELF-HELP / Substance Abuse & Addictions / General
  • BISAC2 : MEDICAL / General
  • BISAC3 : HEALTH & FITNESS / General

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