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Author: Lance M. Dodes, Lance M. Dodes, M.D. Narrator: John Meagher Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2011 ISBN: 9780062061638
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“Dr. Dodes’s approach runs directly counter to the paralyzing, but standard, message of ‘powerlessness’—a mes­sage that reinforces the sense of helplessness that is at the root of addicts’ life predicaments! Many psychiatrists recognize that this is where we must head, but Dr. Dodes is one with the guts to shine a beacon in the right direction.”

—Stanton Peele, PhD, author of 7 Tools to Beat Addiction and The Life Process Program of Treatment

 

The follow-up to his groundbreaking volume The Heart of Addiction, Dr. Lance Dodes’s Breaking Addiction is a step-by-step guide to beating addiction of any kind—from drugs and gambling to alcoholism, overeating, and sex addiction. By recognizing and understanding the emotional forces underlying addictive behaviors, Dr. Dodes says any dangerous, life-destroying obsession can be overcome. Including special bonus sections for both families and health-care professionals, Breaking Addiction is the new handbook for those suffering from addiction—a valuable resource that addresses addiction’s root causes and serves as an alternative to Alcoholics Anonymous and similar recovery programs.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This groundbreaking work should become the ‘go-to’ handbook for anyone suffering with addiction. Its easy-to-read style takes sophisticated ideas and turns them into memorable examples. I highly recommend it.”

    Edward Hallowell, MD, author of Answers to Distraction and Superparenting for ADD

  • “A brave, wise, and humane book.”

    Stanton Peele, PhD, author of 7 Tools to Beat Addiction and The Life Process Program of Treatment

  • “Dodes, an eminent researcher of addiction at Harvard Medical School and author of the groundbreaking The Heart of Addiction, has hit another home run by focusing on getting to the root of addictive behavior...Dodes’ common-sense methodology, based on introspection and proactive alternatives to the compulsion, is nothing short of revolutionary.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “This thoughtful guide by a Harvard psychotherapist says addictions are not the result of weakness but are an attempt to regain control in the midst of disempowering emotional distress...John Meagher’s serious tone fits this psychodynamic approach to a pernicious mental health challenge. Though his tone is reserved and formal, he doesn’t sound stuffy or aloof. A softness in his voice reaches out to listeners and promotes openness to personal growth.” 

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sally | 1/7/2013

    " This is a short but fascinating book on insights into addiction and its treatment. He oversimplifies things, I believe, but his insights into the nature of addiction are fascinating. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 6/24/2011

    " Highly readable, sensible & practical. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 4/14/2011

    " Highly readable, sensible & practical. "

About the Author

Lance M. Dodes, MD, is assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School in the Division on Addictions. He has been director of the substance abuse treatment unit of Harvard's McLean Hospital and director of the Boston Center for Problem Gambling. He has been elected a distinguished fellow of the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry.

About the Narrator

John Meagher is a graphic designer and voice-over artist. He is also the author of the Tales of the Left Hand series, which he started writing as a side project to practice his narration skills. He lives in Virginia with his family.