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I did. For years I was so busy building walls I did not see that I was imprisoning myself behind them. My addictive thinking and behavior became the bars of my cell. I denied feeling empty inside and instead looked for new things to acquire, substances to take, and goals to achieve in order to feel better about myself. Sometimes I felt momentarily free, powerful, and whole, but in the end my addictive cycle only compounded my loneliness and despair.

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This book, which looks similar to Addictive Thinking: Understanding the Addictive Process and Compulsive Behavior , covers more of the behavorial side of addiction. The approach seems serviceable to me. This book covers behavioral addictions in addition to chemical ones, which I appreciated.

The idea that addictions develop as an attempt to control the normal vicissitudes of life feels accurate, as does the admonition that in order to fully recover a person must learn to develop and take pleasure from real relationships, and that bad things happen in life that feel bad and must be faced.

I must also note that although this seemed more comprehensive than Addictive Thinking, the writing was harder to get through. The chances of understanding how it all works, apart from an excellent book like this, are remote. The addictive personality that develops within some of us, replaces the "true" self and will go to great lengths to survive, even giving-up one addiction for another, just to remain in control. I am so glad I read this book.

It gives a clear view of what the addict is up against in his efforts to regain control of his life. This book covers a lot of technical information, but does so in a way that is easy to understand, yet still valuable for professional therapists or just folks who are struggling as an addict or someone who loves an addict.

Truthfully, it deserves to be even more widely read.

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This book, which looks similar to Addictive Thinking: Understanding the Addictive Process and Compulsive Behavior , covers more of the behavorial side of addiction. The approach seems serviceable to me. This book covers behavioral addictions in addition to chemical ones, which I appreciated. The idea that addictions develop as an attempt to control the normal vicissitudes of life feels accurate, as does the admonition that in order to fully recover a person must learn to develop and take pleasure from real relationships, and that bad things happen in life that feel bad and must be faced.

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