Addiction: First Aid for Your Emotional Hurts: Addiction

Addiction: First Aid for Your Emotional Hurts: Addiction

by Edward E Moody Jr.

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ISBN-13: 9781614840091
Publisher: Randall House
Publication date: 06/29/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 52
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Edward E. Moody Jr. has been a counselor educator at North Carolina Central University since 1995. He is Professor and Chair of the Department of Counselor Education. Moody also serves as pastor of Tippett's Chapel in Clayton, NC. As a minister he has helped people with a variety of difficulties, and as a psychological consultant he has counseled troubled youth. He has a Ph.D. from North Carolina State University in counselor education, an M.A. from Middle Tennessee State University in clinical psychology, and a B.A. from Free Will Baptist Bible College in pastoral training. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor in NC as well as a Licensed Health Services Provider-Psychological Associate. His first book published was "First Aid for Emotional Hurts - Helping People Through Difficult Times" and has become an excellent resource especially for ministers. Dr. Moody has also published several articles in scholastic journals and serves as a workshop leader for various events within the Christian community and counseling community. He and his wife, Lynne, live in North Carolina, along with their two children.

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You don't understand your actions. Do these words describe your life? You do things you don't want to do. You fail to do the things you wish you did. You find yourself eating more, gaming more, smoking more, using more, looking more, shopping more, or working more than you want. You may find yourself doing the very things you hate. You are using substances that are destroying your body, looking at that which is twisting your mind, wasting your time, or gambling away your hard earned money. Yet, you areen't doing the things you really want to do. Anyone can become entangled, trapped, chained, dependent, enslaved, addicted, or whatever word you wish to use, when they go their own way. The term addiction is thrown around a great deal in our culture. The term is synonymous with dependence. How do you know if you are dependent upon a substance or activity? When you are addicted to a substance or activity you experience tollerance and withdrawal symptoms. Tolerance is when you want increasing amounts of a substance or activity to experience the feeling or the "high" you felt as you began using the substance or engaging in the activity.

Table of Contents

Addiction, Entangling Behaviors, Stages of Change, Myths, Physical Cost, Psychological Cost, A Roadmap Out, Dealing with Negative Emotions, Relapse Prevention Plan, Resources.

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First Aid for Your Emotional Hurts: Addiction 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Ciaojulia More than 1 year ago
This book is an excellent resource if you are experiencing trouble with eating, smoking, using, gaming, gambling, looking, shopping. It gives information about where to go to seek the kind of help you may need to help you get through this difficult time.