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By Stanton Peele

ISBN-10: 0307419630

ISBN-13: 9780307419637

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In reviewing the extensive research on alcohol and other addiction treatment, however, we actually find that self-efficacy therapies, which focus on the individual’s power and self-reliance, succeed the best. How to Beat Addiction This book contains many actual stories of recovered addicts, virtually all of whom did it on their own. These cases come from all walks of life, and from all of my many activities. That is, some are based on interviews I have conducted with addicts or former addicts, some come from my therapy practice, some come from e-mails from my highly active Web site on addiction, some are cases described in the research by other investigators, and some are well-known ones drawn from history and literature.

And fifty million other American ex-smokers have done the same thing. Where Did Leshner Go Wrong? Millions of heroin addicts haven’t quit their addictions on their own, like smokers, because there aren’t millions of heroin addicts in the United States. However, a majority of heroin addicts, as well as most cocaine addicts, have recovered from addiction without treatment. Millions of people with a drinking problem—including a majority of alcoholics—have quit their addictions, more than have been treated out of a drinking problem.

For his always ready assistance, he deserves special thanks. Tom Horvath, president of SMART Recovery, has been another helpful colleague. Christopher Wagner of Virginia Commonwealth University also offered me key insights and ideas, although neither he nor any other helper is responsible for the ideas I express in 7 Tools to Beat Addiction. P. Introduction Pobably you’ve picked up this book because you or someone close to you has a problem with an addiction. Perhaps you (or they) smoke, drink too much, eat too much, gamble or shop beyond your means, or maybe even take drugs.

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