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The Addictive Personality: Understanding the Addictive Process and Compulsive Behavior [Paperback]

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Pages   144
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 8.75"
Weight:   0.45 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Apr 26, 2004
Publisher   Hazelden
ISBN  1568381298  
EAN  9781568381299  

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Item Description...
The origins of addiction, how society abets the problem, and the inner workings of the addictive mind are explored.

Publishers Description
"Second Edition"

Since its publication in 1988, "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.

"Craig Nakken, M.S.W." a certified chemical dependency practitioner, is a lecturer at the Rutgers School of Alcohol Studies and the Florida School of Addictions. A worker in the field of addictions for more than 25 years, Nakken has a private practice in St. Paul, Minnesota and lectures nationally and internationally on topics related to addiction studies.

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! 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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Reviews - What do our customers think?
Heart warming, life changing, not scholarly  Nov 17, 2008
I personally got a lot out of this book. It seems to mirror a lot of what is going on in my life. However, the book as a whole feels very anecdotal. It cites very little, and gives few examples research wise or in testimonial form of real addictions. That being said, at least for me, the book gives good advice. While my educational background gives me an automatic skepticism of the book, when one is in a ditch, who cares?
Good place to start   Nov 16, 2008

This book is a good place to start if you are just beginning to look at addiction in yourself or others. Its simple, straightforward, and is written in easy to read language. Some of the examples of addictive behavior feel dated or fictional, but you can easily insert your own relevant situation. They are intentionally written for this purpose, as stand ins. Its also small enough, and short enough, that you can reread the book for ongoing guidance.

A Window into the Heart and Mind of Today's Individuals  Oct 18, 2008
In this day and age of quick fixes and appearance over character, addictions are becoming more and more widespread. The author here describes the process of addiction, including addictive relationships. He then breaks down the addictive process into three stages: internal change, lifestyle change, and life breakdown. Following the addictive process, he shares the motivations for recovery. He closes the book by addressing addiction as it relates to families.

This work will apply to any addiction -- it is not restricted to just one variety. I recommend it for all Christian workers, particularly pastors. It will give a greater glimpse into the emotional struggles of the people all around a pastor, as well as a much-needed window into his own heart and mind.
This book  Oct 12, 2008
Really helpful to understand one's addictive tendencies, what drives us toward and how to avoid self-destructive acts
Must Read If You Struggle With Addiction  Sep 5, 2008
As someone who struggles with Alcohol addiction I gained valuable insights from this book. As it should, the book addresses addiction in the context of a whole personality/pattern of addiction, not simply addiction to one particular substance such as alcohol. A must read if you struggle with addiction.

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