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.
Also available from Human Givens College:
Online Course: ' Tackling Addiction: Understanding and Treating all types of Compulsive Behaviour'
One-day Course: '– a practical skills-based day'
Format: Paperback (248pp)
"An easy-to-read, empowering self-help guide for those considering themselves ‘addicted’ to anything... It breaks down simply the self-assessment needed for discerning problem areas and their development, adding relevant research in a jargon-free manner; with a fascinating explanation for how neurophysiology and ‘pattern-matching’ underpin symptoms like craving."
"Following How to Lift Depression...fast this second title is highly recommended. It sidesteps jargon, avoids the medicalisation of addictive behaviour, explodes the lies that maintain addiction and offers realistic, practical solutions."
"Here is another excellent book from that groundbreaking team, Joe Griffin and Ivan Tyrrell. This time the focus is on addiction, how it comes about, and a highly effective way of dealing with it — whether it be a life threatening addiction (and many are) or an annoying habit which one would like to be rid of... There are techniques and ways of looking at problems which we can assimilate and pass on to our clients. Freedom from Addiction is easy to read, gives clear guidance and is an ideal book to have to hand to enable you to help yourself, your family, your friends and your clients."
"So many books promise so much, and then fail to deliver. This book is of an entirely different quality. If you have an addiction/compulsive behaviour, do yourself a big favour, buy it — it gives answers ... a big thank you to the authors."
"Full of insights, this book is truly superb, not just in the area of understanding and managing addictions but also in providing a broader, clear, coherent and wholly convincing insight into human thought processes and behaviours. A great book, even if you don’t suffer from, or work professionally with, addictive behaviour."