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The Addictive Personality: Understanding the Addictive Process and Compulsive Behavior Paperback – Sept. 18 1996

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  • Publisher : Hazelden Publishing; 2nd Revised ed. edition (Sept. 18 1996)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 144 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1568381298
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1568381299
  • Item weight : 200 g
  • Dimensions : 13.84 x 1.02 x 21.34 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
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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.


About the Author

Craig Nakken, MSW, 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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