Willpower Is Not Enough: Understanding And Overcoming Addiction And Compulsion

Paperback | September 26, 1990

byArnold M. Washton

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Many people think that what the addict needs is willpower, but nothing could be further from the truth: When a person has already lost control over a drug or activity, attempts to control its use almost never work. Because the source of addiction isn't the drug or activity itself but a desire for a mood changer, successful recovery means ultimately changing the way we live, giving up the addictive life-style. Willpower's Not Enough will show you how to change your life-style and to recover from your addiction.

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Two acclaimed addiction experts offer their sure-fire program for getting clean to the more than thirty million Americans whosuffer addictions to drugs, fo od, alcohol, or obsessive work, shopping, and sex behavior.

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Many people think that what the addict needs is willpower, but nothing could be further from the truth: When a person has already lost control over a drug or activity, attempts to control its use almost never work. Because the source of addiction isn't the drug or activity itself but a desire for a mood changer, successful recovery mea...

Arnold M. Washton, Ph.D., is founder and executive director of Recovery Options (www.recoveryoptions.us), a private addiction treatment practice located in New York City and Princeton, New Jersey. An internationally recognized addiction psychologist and book author, Dr. Washton has developed an directed several well-known substance abu...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.65 inPublished:September 26, 1990Publisher:HarperCollins

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ISBN - 10:0060919698

ISBN - 13:9780060919696

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Two acclaimed addiction experts offer their sure-fire program for getting clean to the more than thirty million Americans whosuffer addictions to drugs, fo od, alcohol, or obsessive work, shopping, and sex behavior.

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"At last a comprehensive book that helps us understand all addictions and why addiction has become such a major social and health problem for our baby-boomer generation...The section on relapse is the best I"(Patricia O'Gorman, co-author of 12 Steps to Self-Parenting)