“Without denying the difficulty of the terrain, Dodes’s program is a call to a clear-eyed, coherent approach. 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, M.D., author of Answers to Distraction and Superparenting for ADD)
Finally—a road map to recovery from the nation's most original thinker on addiction
In his revolutionary book The Heart of Addiction, Dr. Lance Dodes examined the underlying emotions that drive addictive behaviors—whether drinking, gambling, sex, or eating. Now, in Breaking Addiction, Dodes presents a comprehensive guide outlining seven critical steps to overcome addiction, based on his findings.
Through his practice and research, Dodes has found that virtually every addictive act is preceded by feelings of helplessness. In his refreshingly clear style, Dodes incorporates case stories to illustrate exactly how these feelings set addiction in motion, how to recognize the path toward addiction—and then how to take back control.
Many people, discouraged by current treatments, have been hungry for an approach that digs addiction up by its roots. Since the publication of The Heart of Addiction, Dodes's ideas have been incorporated by therapists and treatment centers around the country, and are taught by universities and training centers for clinicians.
With special sections for both families and health-care professionals, Breaking Addiction is poised to be the handbook for a new, comprehensive, and in-depth understanding of addiction.See all Editorial Reviews
I loved Dr. Dodes earlier work, "The Heart of Addiction." This current work tries too hard to hammer the 12 step program. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Scott Ranck
i did not like this book. this is a very arrogant man who acts like he knows "theway" and dismisses AA for explample because he doesnt recognize the power of addiction -... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Deborah Anker
I havenever heard of his strategy before, but since it employs proven psychological techniques, it seems to be a big step forward.Published 5 months ago by Kenneth Becker
While there is some usefulness in here, especially in terms of interactions with those suffering from addiction, Dodes' insecurities and pompousness detract from the lessons he... Read morePublished 6 months ago by NYClyde
This is a very good addition to someone's treatment program but I doubt it would be enough to keep addiction away forever. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Kwah