7 Tools to Beat Addiction

7 Tools to Beat Addiction

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by Stanton Peele
     
 

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DO YOU WANT A LIFE WITHOUT ADDICTION?

Whether you are battling drugs, nicotine, alcohol, food, shopping, sex, or gambling, 7 Tools to Beat Addiction is a hands-on, practical guide to overcoming addiction of any kind. If you or a loved one are struggling with addiction but do not find that twelve-step or other treatment programs work for you, this book can

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DO YOU WANT A LIFE WITHOUT ADDICTION?

Whether you are battling drugs, nicotine, alcohol, food, shopping, sex, or gambling, 7 Tools to Beat Addiction is a hands-on, practical guide to overcoming addiction of any kind. If you or a loved one are struggling with addiction but do not find that twelve-step or other treatment programs work for you, this book can help.

In , internationally recognized expert Dr. Stanton Peele presents a program for addiction recovery based on research and clinical study and grounded in science. His program utilizes proven methods that people actually use to overcome addiction, with or without treatment. 7 Tools to Beat Addiction offers in-depth, interactive exercises that show you how to outgrow destructive habits by putting together the building blocks for a balanced, fulfilling, responsible life. Dr. Peele’s approach is founded on the following tools:

•Values
•Motivation
•Rewards
•Resources
•Support
•Maturity
•Higher Goals

This no-nonsense guide will put you in charge of your own recovery.

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Library Journal
These two books address the age-old problem of addiction. Peele, the author of such well-known works in the field as The Meaning of Addiction and Love and Addiction, offers a revolutionary concept sure to make a difference in both self-help and formal recovery programs. Peele emphasizes what he calls natural remission, which allows anyone to overcome his or her disruptive habits. He believes that the core element of an individual, not the treatment or program, is the key to success. His philosophy thus differs markedly from that of AA, which traditionally focuses on an individual's powerlessness. Peele offers the addict both help and information, presenting what he calls building blocks for living and allowing the reader to explore the significance of seven tools (values, motivation, rewards, resources, support, maturity, and higher goals) that form the heart of this book. Well written and well researched, this is sure to be an essential text in the addiction field. Highly recommended for public, academic, and specialized libraries in the health profession. In his work, addictions counselor Prin focuses on addiction to compulsive urges. A recovering "secret keeper," he begins the story of his addiction with his deep childhood animosity toward his mother. The book is interspersed with sections that Prin calls meta-views, which offer thought-provoking questions to help readers better understand a secret keeper's motivation and explore this tendency in their own lives. Told in the first person, the text includes both a table of contents and a reading list and endnotes consisting primarily of Scriptures. Mirroring much of the AA philosophy of powerlessness and the need for a higher power, Prin's work reads much like an autobiography, as readers accompany Prin on his journey to manage his secret-keeping tendencies and face his challenges and successes in finding his own spirituality. Given its narrow focus, this work is best suited to libraries that focus on Christian literature or collect broadly in various types of addictions.-Melody Ballard, Washoe Cty. Lib. Syst., Reno Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781400048731
Publisher:
Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony
Publication date:
07/27/2004
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
503,228
Product dimensions:
5.21(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.61(d)

Meet the Author

STANTON PEELE, Ph.D., J.D., is the author of the groundbreaking books Love and Addiction, Diseasing of America, and The Truth About Addiction and Recovery. An adjunct professor at the New York University School of Social Work and a senior fellow at the Drug Policy Alliance, he has won the Mark Keller Award from the Rutgers Center of Alcohol Studies and the lifetime scholarship award from the Drug Policy Alliance. Visit his website at www.peele.net.

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