Exploding many myths, this book represents a major leap forward in the way we view and treat addictions – the new science-based insights it contains have already helped countless people to overcome a wide range of compulsive behaviours and take back control of their lives.
We are all vulnerable to becoming addicted to any activity or substance that gives us pleasure – but it is Griffin’s new understanding of why this is so that has revealed the best ways to beat addiction.
If you want to overcome your own addictive behaviour – whatever it is – or are interested in helping others to overcome theirs, this down-to-earth, easy-to-read book gives the clear guidance and practical steps you need to do so. And the encouraging case histories, covering all kinds of addictive behaviours, show you how others have successfully stopped the behaviours that were harming them.
Vital new information to help you beat your addiction:
— Why withdrawal doesn’t have to be painful or difficult
— How addiction stops us getting our emotional needs met
— Why addiction is not a biological disease – or something that you have to live with for the rest of your life
— How to make cravings painless and get rid of them permanently
— How to see through the illusions addiction offers us
— Why relapse is not a problem – and how to use what it teaches you to ensure success
— How to enjoy natural ‘highs’ and get more satisfaction out of life as a consequence
— How to protect yourself in the future and avoid switching from one addiction to another.
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