Rethinking Excessive Habits And Addictive Behaviors by Tony BevacquaRethinking Excessive Habits And Addictive Behaviors by Tony Bevacqua

Rethinking Excessive Habits And Addictive Behaviors

byTony Bevacqua

Hardcover | July 2, 2015

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Twelve step programs are one of the most popular ways of treating addiction, but are they the best? Here, Tony Bevacqua questions the efficacy of these approaches and offers a different way of looking at addiction that takes into account his work with patients in his private practice and other studies done on the notion of addiction as a disease. Breaking new ground in the area of addiction, his work will offer patients and practitioners an alternative route forward.
Tony Bevacqua is an accomplished educator, corporate coach, social advocate and lecturer. He teaches college psychology courses, leads corporate wellness seminars and has a private practice in Los Angeles coaching people who have a desire to better understand their self-determining nature. He has contributed articles to the Journal of ...
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Title:Rethinking Excessive Habits And Addictive BehaviorsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:212 pages, 9.28 × 6.32 × 0.87 inPublished:July 2, 2015Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1442248297

ISBN - 13:9781442248298

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Edward HoffmanPrefaceIntroduction 1: The Origins of the A.A. Mindset2: Changing our Language, Changing our Subjectivity3: The Reality of Human Experience 4: Love, Approval and Validation 5: Rethinking Excessive Habits and Addictive Behaviors 6: Deconstructing Deficit-Based Language7: Pharmaceutical Drugs and the DSM-5 8: Celebrity Culture and Addictive Behavior 9: Parenting Influence on Children10: The "Love" We Learned11: Subjective Well-Being: The Goal of All Positive Outcomes 12: Rethinking Your Life Challenges & Experiences13: New Learning.New DirectionAfterwordGlossary Index of NamesIndex of Terms References

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Tony Bevacqua's highly readable book blasts through the fog of confused and rigid thinking about addiction to present a humane, informed, and common-sense approach to understanding and taming uncontrolled behavior.