Addictive Thinking: Understanding Self-Deception

Addictive Thinking: Understanding Self-Deception

by Abraham J Twerski
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Addictive Thinking: Understanding Self-Deception by Abraham J Twerski

Author Abraham Twerski reveals how self-deceptive thought can undermine self-esteem and threaten the sobriety of a recovering individuals and offers hope to those seeking a healthy and rewarding recovery.

Abnormal thinking in addiction was originally recognized by members of Alcoholics Anonymous, who coined the term "stinking thinking." Addictive thinking often appears rational superficially, hence addicts as well as their family members are easily seduced by the attendant--and erroneous--reasoning process it can foster.In Addictive Thinking, author Abraham Twerski reveals how self-deceptive thought can undermine self-esteem and threaten the sobriety of a recovering individual. This timely revision of the original classic includes updated information and research on depression and affective disorders, the relationship between addictive thinking and relapse, and the origins of addictive thought. Ultimately, Addictive Thinking offers hope to those seeking a healthy and rewarding life recovery.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781592858064
Publisher: Hazelden Publishing
Publication date: 06/03/2009
Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 156
Sales rank: 174,974
File size: 928 KB

About the Author

Dr. Abraham J. Twerski is founder and medical director emeritus of the Gateway Rehabilitation Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. A rabbi, psychiatrist, and chemical dependency counselor, he is the author of numerous journal articles and books, including Self-Discovery in Recovery, I Didn't Ask to Be in This Family: Sibling Relationships and How They Shape Adult Behavior and Dependencies, and, with "Peanuts" cartoonist Charles Schulz, When Do the Good Things Start?

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Addictive Thinking: Understanding Self-Deception 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you're dealing with an addict of any kind read this book.  Without it I would still be struggling to understand and unknowingly misinterpreting the actions and promises of  my addicted family member.  Gaining some insight into how an addict thinks was eye-opening, learning why an addict thinks this way was heart breaking, and reading the many simple illustrations was both familiar and painful.  Yet all of these together gave me enormous help on how to handle my own actions in this family struggle.  If you have an addict in your life, this may be the most valuable 130 pages you'll ever read. 
nookreader11 More than 1 year ago
This book gives a good general overview of addiction in general (though the anecdotes tend to be about alcoholism). The concepts can be applied to any addiction. The book gives helpful analogies and anecdotes to make the concepts easy to understand. This book also approaches addiction from both sides - the addict and the codependent. A good, fast read that is an essential introduction to the world of addiction. Also handy as a reference.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you are in Recovery, have read the Big Book and the 12 x 12, this book can fill in many gaps in your understanding. Extremely well written.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is so true. Sometimes you can find yourself singing a song of defeat about a money project before you can begin it! It's like, you have doomed it from the start! How can you let creativity in, when you are being negitive!That's it, you can't have the same Gods at the same time! Either you're positive in your attitude or negitive! Time will tell!
Guest More than 1 year ago
uRGENT FOR EVERY PARENT OF CHILDREN 10 AND OLDER. A WAKE UP CALL FOR POSSIBLE PROBLEMS. FIND THE SIGNS OF ADDICTIVE THINKING, IT STARTS EARLY. DO YOURSELF A FAVOR AND SOMEONE ELSE, PASS ON THE BOOK
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britt032 More than 1 year ago
A reccommendation from my son's rehab counselor led me to this book. I'm pretty sure this author has been secretly watching our family dynamic for the last 22 years! He described my son and his childhood to the smallest detail. While my child is responsible for his choices and results of his actions, this book enlightened me to my role in his addiction. The suggestions for support for family recovery are doable and liberating. I refer to its concepts regularly and suggest that anyone frustrated with an addicts manipulation, lies, low self esteem and shame read this soon. HOPE.
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