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The Addictive Personality: Understanding the Addictive Process and Compulsive Behaviorby Craig Nakken
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For nearly a decade, The Addictive Personality has helped people understand the process of addiction. Now, through this second edition, author Craig Nakken brings new depth and dimension to our understanding of how an individual becomes an addict. Going beyond the definition that limits dependency to the realm of alcohol and other drugs, Nakken uncovers the common denominator of all addiction and describes how the process is progressive.
Through research and practical experience, Nakken sheds new light on:
Genetic factors tied to addiction
Cultural influences on addictive behaviors
The progressive nature of the disease
Steps to a successful recovery
The author examines how addictions start, how society pushes people toward addiction, and what happens inside those who become addicted. This new edition will help anyone seeking a better understanding of the addictive process and its impact on our lives.
This is the second edition of a text that aims to explore how addiction starts, how society pushes people towards addiction, and what happens inside those who become addicted. It examines genetic factors, cultural influences, the progressive nature of addiction and steps to a successful recovery.
For nearly a decade, Addictive Personality has helped people understand the process of addiction. Now, this revised edition brings new depth and dimension to our understanding of how an individual becomes an addict. Nakken covers genetic factors tied to addiction, cultural influence on addictive behavior, the progressive nature of the disease, and steps to a successful recovery.
About the Author
Craig M. Nakken, MSW, CCDP, LCSW, LMFT, is an author, lecturer, trainer, and family therapist specializing in the treatment of addiction. With over twenty years of working experience in the areas of addiction and recovery, Nakken presently has a private therapy practice in St. Paul, Minnesota.
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