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The Compulsive Woman: How to Break the Bonds of Food Addiction, Smoking, Alcohol/Drugs, Sex, Work, Shopping, Exercise, TV/Internet, and Much More

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Help for the Millions of Victims of Compulsive Behaviors. With insight and understanding gained from experience, Sandra LeSourd exposes the nightmarish existence of The Compulsive Woman. By sharing her own story, she helps you understand what drives women to compulsions, dependencies and life-threatening addictions. She also shows women how to recover self-worth and lead constructive lives.
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Help for the Millions of Victims of Compulsive Behaviors. With insight and understanding gained from experience, Sandra LeSourd exposes the nightmarish existence of The Compulsive Woman. By sharing her own story, she helps you understand what drives women to compulsions, dependencies and life-threatening addictions. She also shows women how to recover self-worth and lead constructive lives.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780800791711
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/28/1987
  • Pages: 317

Table of Contents

Introduction: Who Is the Compulsive Woman? 1
Part 1 Illness and Recovery
1 Facing Off 7
2 The Violated Childhood 19
3 The Dysfunctional Home 29
4 Into the Fast Lane 37
5 The Cultist 57
6 Why Live? 75
7 Breaking the Cycle 87
8 Do It Now 95
9 The Pain in Change 105
10 Intervention 119
11 Facing Truth 127
12 Anger and Male Dependency 139
13 Deception and Other Little Monsters 149
14 Learning to Like Yourself 159
Part 2 Handbook of Special Helps
15 Help for the Compulsive Woman and Her Family 175
Twenty Recovery Principles 176
Families Anonymous 177
Alcohol Addiction 177
The Twelve-Step program of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) 178
How you can apply the Twelve Steps 180
Twelve rewards of the Twelve-Step program 182
Danger signals for women 183
Which one describes you? 184
The Dry Drunk 185
Al-Anon 187
Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA) 188
The Bill of Rights for Adult Children of Alcoholics 190
Drug Dependency 191
Cocaine 191
Alcohol 191
LSD 192
Club drugs 192
PCP 193
Marijuana 193
Heroin 194
Amphetamine 194
Barbiturates 194
Seven dos and don'ts for parents of children on drugs 195
Narcotics Anonymous (NA) 196
Eating Disorders 198
Anorexia nervosa 198
Bulimia 198
Danger signals for eating disorders 199
Survival tips for families 199
Overeaters Anonymous (OA) 200
Domestic Violence 201
What is domestic violence? 201
What kinds of behavior does domestic violence include? 201
Violence-related injuries treated in hospital emergency departments 202
Bipolar Disorder/Manic Depression 204
Depression 205
Postpartum Depression 207
Post-Abortion Stress Syndrome 209
Teen Depression 211
Clinical Depression/Panic Disorder 212
Anxiety/Panic Disorders 213
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) 214
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder 215
Managing traumatic stress: Tips for recovering from disasters and other traumatic events 216
Shopaholics 219
Dos for compulsive shoppers 219
Don'ts for compulsive shoppers 220
Perfectionism 222
Are you a perfectionist? 223
An evaluation 224
Understanding ADHD/ADD 226
What causes ADHD? 226
Treatment 227
ADHD criteria 227
TV Addiction 229
General observations 229
Internet Addiction Disorder (IAD) 230
Computer and cyberspace addiction 230
Symptoms of the addiction 231
Internet sex can be harmful 232
Compulsive Exercising 233
Warning signs 233
Women and Problem Gambling 234
Three stages of gambling 236
Ten questions about gambling behavior 237
The addiction of the millennium 238
A fascination with speculation 239
Gambling and homelessness 240
Adolescent female gamblers 240
Gambling participation among youth 241
Where to go for help 241
Relationship Dependencies 242
How male dependent are you? 242
What women want most 244
Sexual Addiction 244
How is sexual addiction treated? 245
Ask yourself--a quiz 246
Homosexuality in Women 248
Deliverance from homosexuality 249
How do women identify with homosexuality? 249
Women and Pornography 251
Breaking the pornography addiction 251
Do women struggle with pornography addiction? 252
Is it possible for a woman to be a sex addict? 253
Sexual addiction self-test 253
Signs of sexual addiction 254
Why does someone become a sexual addict? 255
Can women be addicted to pornography just as men are? 255
What is the difference between a female sex addict and a male sex addict? 255
What about masturbation? 256
There is help! 256
Incest and Sexual Exploitation by Professionals 257
When professionals exploit 257
Child Pornography 259
The Effects of Child Sexual Abuse on an Adult Survivor 260
Who Commits Sexual Assaults? 261
Grief 262
Coping With Anger 263
Anger management in recovery 264
Symptoms of hidden anger 265
Strategies to keep anger at bay 266
Parents Anonymous 267
Suicide 268
Warning signs 268
Ways to help the person who might be considering suicide 269
Nicotine Addiction 270
100 percent increased bone density loss for those who smoke 270
Smokers more susceptible to injury 270
Smokers have a higher rate of impotence 271
Guidelines for quitting 271
Smokenders 272
Workaholism 272
Workaholism inventory 273
Alcohol and Drug Treatment Centers 275
Other Resources for Publications, Films, Tapes, etc. 275
16 Help for Families and Friends 277
Open Letter to the Family 277
Intervention 278
Intervention: A case study 278
Codependence 281
Freeing oneself from codependency 282
Codependence: A case history 283
17 The Spiritual Dimension 285
Alcoholics for Christ 285
Christian Treatment Centers 286
Afterword 289
Notes 295
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