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


SKU: 9780060958039 Category: Tag: Product ID: 67803


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.

ISBN: 9780060958039
Publisher: William Morrow & Company
Pub Date: 12/2002
Format: Paperback
Weight: 0.44lbs
Size: 8.02h x 5.31w x 0.69d

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Weight 0.44 lbs
Dimensions 8.02 × 5.31 × 0.69 in