By Abraham J. Twerski
Addictive concept is inherently self-deceptive, but bargains a superficial common sense that may be deceptive to the addict in addition to to the addict's relatives members.
Abnormal considering in dependancy was once initially well-known by way of participants of Alcoholics nameless, who coined the time period "stinking thinking." Addictive pondering frequently appears to be like rational, yet simply on a superficial point. Addicts, in addition to their kin, are simply seduced via the attendant--and erroneous--reasoning method it will possibly foster.
In Addictive Thinking, writer Abraham Twerski unearths how self-deceptive concept can undermine vainness and threaten the sobriety of a getting better person. This well timed revision of the unique vintage contains up to date info and learn on melancholy and affective issues, the connection among addictive considering and relapse, and the origins of addictive concept. eventually, Addictive Thinking bargains desire to these looking a fit and lucrative existence in restoration.
Dr. Twerski is founder and scientific director of the Gateway Rehabilitation middle in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. A rabbi, psychiatrist, and chemical dependency counselor, he's the writer of diverse magazine articles and books together with Self Discovery in restoration, I Didn't Ask to be during this kinfolk: Sibling Relationships and the way They disgrace grownup habit and Dependencies, and with "Peanuts" cartoonist Charles Schulz, When Do the good stuff Start?
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Addictive Thinking: Understanding Self-Deception (2nd Edition) by Abraham J. Twerski