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Surviving the Toxic Workplace: Protect Yourself Against Coworkers, Bosses, and Work Environments That Poison Your Day by Linnda Durre

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CHAPTER 33The Addicts

The Alcoholic/The Drug Addict/The Addictive Personality

The Enabler/The Codependent

The Chronic Shopper

The Gambler

The Pornographer

Addiction is a disease and can involve booze, cocaine, prescription drugs, shopping, food, gambling, and sex. It also includes love, exercise, work, collecting things, hoarding, and the list goes on. Some people simply have addictive personalities. Addicts often have a genetic predisposition to addiction, so you can see it manifested across several generations. If you have an addict in your office, you should initially talk with the person individually and in private. For your conversation to be the most effective, you will need to break through his or her denial or at least plant the seed ...

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