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Preface: by A. Thomas McLellan
Foreword: by Patrick J. Kennedy and Jim Ramstad
Introduction: Are We a Culture of Addicts?
PART ONE: Is Your Unhealthy Habit Really Dependence?
I. Toxic Compulsion 1: Alcohol Abuse
II. Toxic Compulsion 2: Drug Abuse
III. Toxic Compulsion 3: Eating Disorders
IV. Toxic Compulsion 4: Gambling Dependence
V. Toxic Compulsion 5: Hoarding
VI. Toxic Compulsion 6: Sex and Pornography
VII. Toxic Compulsion 7: Nicotine Dependence (Smoking)
PART TWO: Which Treatment Tools Work Best for You?
VIII. I Love an Addict, How Can I Help Myself?
IX. Dependency Starts … and Ends … in Your Brain
X. Seven Self-Care Tools with Proven Benefits
Tool 1—Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Tool 2—12-Step Programs (and ...