Sex, Drugs, Gambling & Chocolate: A Workbook for Overcoming Addictions / Edition 2

Sex, Drugs, Gambling & Chocolate: A Workbook for Overcoming Addictions / Edition 2

by Marlatt G. Alan
     
 

ISBN-10: 1886230552

ISBN-13: 9781886230552

Pub. Date: 08/01/2003

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications


There is an alternative to 12-step! You can reduce almost any type of addictive behavior -- from drinking to sex, eating, and the Internet -- with this practical and effective workbook. Treats addictive behaviors in general, not one at a time -- because if you’re prone to addictions, you’ve probably got more than one. Addictive behavior can result from…  See more details below

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There is an alternative to 12-step! You can reduce almost any type of addictive behavior -- from drinking to sex, eating, and the Internet -- with this practical and effective workbook. Treats addictive behaviors in general, not one at a time -- because if you’re prone to addictions, you’ve probably got more than one. Addictive behavior can result from the use of almost any substance, or involvement in almost any activity. The harm that results from the addictive behavior, and the individual's difficulty in controlling it, is what matters. Supported by scientific research, Dr. Horvath approaches addiction as a bad habit, not a disease. He emphasizes taking responsibility, without requiring an allegiance to a "higher power," and teaches general principles of addictive behavior change, so readers can apply them as often as they need. Horvath teaches the consequences (and even possible benefits) of addictive behavior, alternative coping methods, choice, understanding and dealing with urges, building a new lifestyle, preventing relapse. Includes dozens of exercises, self-study questions, guidelines for individual change plans.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781886230552
Publisher:
New Harbinger Publications
Publication date:
08/01/2003
Edition description:
Second Edition, Revised
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
304,681
Product dimensions:
8.52(w) x 11.08(h) x 0.52(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Foreword
Acknowledgements
1.Introduction1
2.Getting Started15
3.The Initial Benefits Of Addiction35
4.The Current Benefits Of Addiction51
5.The Current Costs Of Addiction65
6.Coping and Connecting83
7.You Have Choices105
8.Identifying Craving125
9.Understanding Craving135
10.Coping With Craving147
11.Other Satisfactions173
12.Building A New Life185
13.Following Through197
Appendix ASummary210
Appendix BBibliography & Resources213
Appendix CSMART Recovery Reading List219
Appendix DPractical Recovery Services221
About the Author222
Index223

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