There is an alternative to 12-step! Eliminate or reduce any type of addictive behavior with the new second edition of this practical and effective workbook. Treats addictions "as a whole," rather than dealing separately with each issue (e.g., drinking, smoking, overeating, gambling...). Dr. Horvath's rational approach is based on scientifically validated methods and emphasizes taking responsibility for your actions, without requiring an allegiance to a "higher power." Teaches readers about consequences (and even possible benefits) of addictive behavior, alternative coping methods, choice, understanding and coping with urges, building a new lifestyle, preventing relapse. Includes dozens of exercises, self-study questions, guidelines for individual change plans.
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