The Hidden Addiction

We are talking about those hidden beliefs you hold about yourself which are “false” and “untrue” - thereby making the ... lead them down the wrong path: “I can never make up for hurting my kids because I was an addict” “I will never be ...

Author: Peter Berlin

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 9781614483915

Category: Self-Help

Page: 159

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The HIDDEN ADDICTION Behind Shoplifting and Other Self-defeating Behaviors is based on the premise that people don’t want to make their life any harder than it is and that when they are shown who they really are as individuals and how to easily change their thinking and beliefs which are false or self-destructive, they can be guided to significantly alter their life solely on their own steam. The goal is to strengthen people to be who they want to be by presenting core issues in life rarely taught at home or in school in this practical and unique manner.

Hidden Addictions

JAMES FREY—AMILLION LITTLE PIECES Frey is not likely to be a psychotherapy patient with a hidden addiction. Still, the book has much to teach psychotherapists about the brutally compelling nature of addiction, the extremes one will go ...

Author: Marilyn Freimuth

Publisher: Jason Aronson

ISBN: 9780765706737

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

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Media portrayals and diagnostic criteria convey an image of an addicted person as someone whose deficient coping skills and severely compromised functioning are readily apparent. Yet addictions remain some of the most frequently missed diagnoses in health and mental health care settings. This occurs, in large part, because most people with addictions do not fit the stereotype. In the context of psychotherapy, the typical patient with an addiction will present depression, anxiety, marital problems or a general sense that life is not working. This book addresses how addictions can be recognized more often and accurately assessed in the context of psychotherapy. Along with learning about the standard assessment instruments, the reader is introduced to methods for asking the appropriate questions and listening to the clinical dialogue for signs of a undisclosed addiction. This book provides a great deal of knowledge about addictions and their assessment in a way that is relevant to clinical practice.

Stop Hidden Addictions

Focus on Your Ambition, Not on Your Addiction Do You Have a Hidden Addiction That's Stealing Your Dreams Away? BEFORE I GO ON, LET ME REVIEW WHAT WE HAVE COVERED. Here is what I call the "Anatomy of an Addiction": Deep inside, ...

Author: Bo Sanchez

Publisher: Shepherds Voice Publications, Inc.

ISBN: 9789719612025



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In this new book, Bo shares the steps he took to deal with his addictions and his path to healing that enabled him to fulfill his mandate to preach the Gospel to thousands. It reveals the seven powerful secrets that can set addicts free – and give the power to reclaim their life and fulfill their dreams.

Hidden Addictions

However, where there is a faulty theology of suffering that makes it a good in itself, and a rigidly negative attitude toward licit pleasure, there is likely to be a hidden addiction to pleasure. What is denounced publicly (such as ...

Author: Richard L Dayringer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317721192

Category: Law

Page: 118

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In Hidden Addictions: A Pastoral Response to the Abuse of Legal Drugs, you’ll find that beneath the gruesome, more public face of illegal drug abuse lies another less hideous, but just as destructive, layer of addiction--the addiction to prescribed drugs. In this revealing study, you’ll learn how you can confront the hidden malady of legal drug dependency in individuals and ultimately break its chokehold on a world already ravaged by complacency and social-systemic dysfunction. The only book of its kind, Hidden Addictions is a concise, readable pastoral perspective on the creeping epidemic of legal drug abuse. Its illuminating case vignettes show you the social roots of addiction and give you the spiritual and religious resources necessary to put you and your loved ones on the road to holistic recovery. Specifically, you’ll read about: groups most at risk--girls, young women, and older women types of drugs, including tranquilizers, sedatives, antidepressants, and painkillers over-the-counter drugs and look-alike drugs women and the pharmaceutical industry recovery methods, including detoxification, family therapy, and couple counseling spiritual resources and systemic reform In a society already addicted to power, pleasure, and possession, you don’t always see the “warning buttons” being pushed. But this book shows that you can turn back the quiet tide of spiritual sickness and psychochemical dependency that’s sweeping the globe. So whether you’re a pastor whose congregation is suffering, a social worker administering to addicted clientele, or a campus minister, Hidden Addictions will give you the pragmatism and awareness you need to heal the wounded soul.

Youth Gambling

This book addresses issues related to prevalence, assessment, prevention and treatment of youth gambling problems as well as concerns related to technological changes associated with youth problem gambling.

Author: Jeffrey L. Derevensky

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110255690

Category: Medical

Page: 283

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Youth gambling represents a potentially serious public policy and health issue. Nevertheless, the rise in youth gambling issues and problems in the global context is not matched with a parallel increase in research on adolescent gambling. As such, there is an urgent need to conduct more studies on adolescent gambling behaviour. Recently significant advances in the knowledge of the risk factors associated with adolescent problems has emerged. This book addresses issues related to prevalence, assessment, prevention and treatment of youth gambling problems as well as concerns related to technological changes associated with youth problem gambling.


Examines the properties and physiological and psychological effects of alcohol, the causes and progress of alcoholism, and programs of care and rehabilitation

Author: Ebbe Curtis Hoff


ISBN: UOM:39015000887185

Category: Medical

Page: 170

View: 921


Examines the properties and physiological and psychological effects of alcohol, the causes and progress of alcoholism, and programs of care and rehabilitation

Healing Life s Hidden Addictions

Later it shifts to reinforcing social needs as the addict begins to enjoy the social rituals associated with the addiction . This can be clearly seen in the case of Marian , who developed a very common form of " hidden " alcoholism ...

Author: Archibald D. Hart

Publisher: Vine Books

ISBN: 0892836687

Category: Codependency

Page: 258

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Hidden Addiction and How to Get Free The VolumeI

It is a concrete physiological condition that can be addressed, and a detailed treatment program is provided in this book.

Author: Janice Keller Phelps

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316704717

Category: Psychology

Page: 250

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The startling news of the Hidden Addiction is that all addictions are rooted in the same genetic flaw in your body. Dr. Phelps explains that addiction does not result primarily from emotional stress, lack of willpower, or some other psychological factor. It is a concrete physiological condition that can be addressed, and a detailed treatment program is provided in this book.


PROBLEM GAMBLING AS A HIDDEN ADDICTION Because problem gambling is an addiction to an activity rather than a substance, it is much more difficult to detect and easier to conceal than is chemical addiction. The absence of physical signs ...

Author: Ronald M. Pavalko

Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher

ISBN: 9780398083021

Category: Compulsive gambling

Page: 176

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This book is an introduction to the topic of problem gambling and its treatment. Throughout the book, a variety of different data and information is drawn upon to understand problem gambling and its treatment. The data is based on solid research whenever possible. This includes the results of both survey research and case studies. The book follows a logical sequence, beginning with the development of an understanding of problem gambling and ending with a discussion of different kinds of treatment. Chapter 1 deals with the various terms that have been used to describe problem gambling. The focus of Chapter 2 is problem gambling as an addiction. Chapter 3 focuses on the assessment and diagnosis of problem gambling. Chapter 4 deals with the question of how widespread is problem gambling? In Chapter 5, the social costs of problem gambling are explored. In Chapter 6, how people find their way to treatment and obstacles to seeking treatment are dealt with. Chapter 7 discusses the primary strategies for the treatment of problem gambling (behavioral and cognitive therapy). Relapse is dealt with, too. Gamblers Anonymous, a self-help recovery group, is discussed in Chapter 8. Chapter 9 deals with public policy issues in the treatment of problem gambling. The book will be useful as an introductory text for students taking courses in counseling, mental health and illness, social work, social problems and public policy. Public policymakers involved in the legalization, expansion, and regulation of commercial gambling will also find the book useful.

Adolescent Addiction

In J. L. Derevensky, D. T. L. Shek, & J. Merrick (Eds.), Youth gambling: The hidden addiction (pp. 21–56). Berlin: DeGruyter. Volberg, R. A., & Moore, W. L. (1999). Gambling and problem gambling among Washington state adolescents: A ...

Author: Cecilia A. Essau

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780128186268

Category: Psychology

Page: 356

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Adolescent Addiction: Epidemiology, Assessment, and Treatment, Second Edition, offers researchers and clinicians a single-volume resource on the nature, extent and treatment of addictive problems in adolescents. Chapters cover the foundations of addictive problems, including developmental, social and neurobiological factors, common addictions among adolescents, including e-cigarettes, shopping, smartphones, social networking and exercise addiction, and challenges and recommendations for future research in adolescent addiction. Chapters in the second half of the book cover clinical characteristics, screening and clinical assessment methods, epidemiology, comorbidity, course and outcome, protective and risk factors, and more. Presents a breadth of coverage on addiction problems Presents a simple and accessible organization, making it easy to examine specific addictive problems - their nature, extent and prevention/intervention Includes a concise summary of key clinical points in each chapter to help readers put findings into practice

Exercise Addiction

You can see how exercise can become an easily hidden addiction . There's nothing wrong with wanting to look good . But when you feel that being thin is the most important thing in your life , and you believe that gaining weight is the ...

Author: Laura Kaminker

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 0823927598

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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Focuses on exercise addiction and its relationship to eating disorders; explains how compulsive exercise can be harmful and how one can get help to deal with it.

Addiction Free Naturally

Phelps, Janice Keller, M.D., and Alan E. Nourse, M.D. The Hidden Addiction. Boston: Little, Brown, 1986. Pilkington, J. Maya. Alternative Healing and Your Health. New York: Ballantine Books, 1991. Pinchbeck, Daniel.

Author: Brigitte Mars

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781644111123

Category: Self-Help

Page: 320

View: 330


A guide to designing a personal program to break your addictions safely, gently, and naturally • Shares herbs, supplements, natural remedies, and alternative practices that can help liberate you from habitual substance use, ease the withdrawal period, cleanse the body of toxins, and combat depression, anxiety, fatigue, and stress • Offers specific advice and remedies for individual addictive substances and behaviors, including sugar, caffeine, alcohol, opioids, tobacco, and tranquilizers • Explores the potential of psychedelic therapy for overcoming addiction and addresses how cannabis can be of benefit for recovery, without being misused Addiction affects more people than any other disease. Breaking a habit can be ­daunting--it’s hard to know where to begin beyond quitting “cold turkey.” But just as habits can be acquired, they can be broken. Others have done it, and so can you! In this holistic guide to beating addiction, Brigitte Mars details how to replace negative habits and behaviors with positive healthy ones and safely support your body, mind, and spirit for a successful recovery. The author shares specific herbs, supplements, homeopathic remedies, flower essences, behavioral therapy, and alternative practices, such as meditation and yoga, that can help liberate you from habitual substance use and ease the withdrawal period as well as methods for cleansing the body of toxins and healthy ways to combat depression, anxiety, fatigue, and stress. She looks in depth at individual addictive substances and behaviors, including sugar, caffeine, alcohol, opioids, tobacco, and tranquilizers, offering specific advice and remedies for each. She shows how each technique can be used in conjunction with conventional therapies, such as psychotherapy, methadone, or Alcoholics Anonymous. Drawing on recent research, she also explores the enormous potential of psychedelic therapy for overcoming addiction and, with the spreading legalization of cannabis, she addresses how this plant can be of benefit for recovery, without being misused. Offering advice on designing a personal program to break your addictions, the author also shows how to use natural remedies to maintain your new energy and vitality as you walk the road to recovery.

Inside the Mind of a Gambler

Inside the Mind of a Gambler offers a fascinating insight into the mind of a gambler and why they do what they do. This is in the form of a case study of a man called Guy and goes in depth into his gambling addiction.

Author: Stephen Renwick

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781490765013

Category: Self-Help

Page: 88

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Inside the Mind of a Gambler offers a fascinating insight into the mind of a gambler and why they do what they do. This is in the form of a case study of a man called Guy and goes in depth into his gambling addiction. The book is split into the case study of a pathological gambler who hit the depths of despair and came back to lead a gambling-free life, and then the book looks at the psychological side of the gambler. There is the advice from Guy himself, psychological strategist and a leading psychiatrist on how to quit.

The Cambridge Handbook of Substance and Behavioral Addictions

Sussman, S. & Arnett, J. (2014). Emerging adulthood: Developmental period facilitative of the addictions. Evaluation & the Health Professions, 37, 147–155. Sussman, S. & Moran, M. B. (2013). Hidden addiction: Television.

Author: Steve Sussman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108632249

Category: Psychology


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Written by leaders in the addictions field, 100 authors from six countries, this handbook is a thoroughly comprehensive resource. Philosophical and legal issues are addressed, while conceptual underpinnings are provided through explanations of appetitive motivation, incentive sensitization, reward deficiency, and behavioral economics theories. Major clinical and research methods are clearly mapped out (e.g. MRI, behavioral economics, interview assessments, and qualitative approaches), outlining their strengths and weaknesses, giving the reader the tools needed to guide their research and practice aims. The etiology of addiction at various levels of analysis is discussed, including neurobiology, cognition, groups, culture, and environment, which simultaneously lays out the foundations and high-level discourse to serve both novice and expert researchers and clinicians. Importantly, the volume explores the prevention and treatment of such addictions as alcohol, tobacco, novel drugs, food, gambling, sex, work, shopping, the internet, and several seldom-investigated behaviors (e.g. love, tanning, or exercise).

Women and Heroin Addiction in China s Changing Society

Due to the illegal nature of drug use, it is recognized that drug users constitute the most typical hidden population. Studying the behavior of illicit drug users—a population largely hidden from the public and inaccessible by ...

Author: Huan Gao

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136661570

Category: Social Science

Page: 226

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Accompanying China’s economic reform and open-door policy in 1978, illicit drug use emerged in the late 1980s, and gradually developed into a serious social problem. Heroin was the dominant illicit drug consumed in the new drug epidemic, and the number of female heroin users has increased rapidly in the country. While heroin use in China is soaring, little is known about women’s heroin use in the context of China’s rapidly changing society. Using intensive interviews with 131 female heroin users, this book explores the careers of female heroin users in China under changing social contexts in the reform era. It investigates the impacts of sociological and individual factors on women’s heroin use in each developing stage of their drug use careers. It also examines the social consequences of women’s heroin use by looking at connections between women’s heroin use and criminality, and the change in women’s social relations after heroin use. Lastly, the book analyzes and ascertains the impact of current narcotics control policies on women’s drug use careers. This groundbreaking book has important policy implications for both China and the international society in the context of increasing global concern about women’s substance abuse.

Responsible Gambling

My gambling addiction was hidden from everyone. “Hidden” is the unique nature of compulsive gambling. It is invisible. ... As my gambling addiction took over I thought obsessively about only one thing—gambling. Twenty-four/seven I was ...

Author: Howard J. Shaffer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190074586

Category: Psychology

Page: 504

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"Responsible gambling" refers to a range of strategies, initiatives, and activities introduced by gambling regulators, policymakers, and industry operators to reduce gambling-related harms. There is an absence of agreement about the definition of responsible gambling among these parties, and stakeholders' experiences reflect varied and often conflicting positions about the development, implementation, and maintenance of existing responsible gambling programs. Complicating these issues further, there is little empirical evidence supporting the current crop of responsible gambling activities. Consequently, there is a pressing need to bring together key similarities and differences associated with disparate stakeholder groups. Responsible Gambling: Primary Stakeholder Perspectives will inform and better ground both current and future debates focused on the topic of responsible gambling and its intended outcomes. Chapters address responsible gambling from the perspective of five groups of complementary stakeholders: scientists/researchers; clinicians; gambling operators; public policy makers/regulators; and recovering gamblers. Contributors address responsible gambling through the lens of the Reno Model, an approach that emphasizes the importance of stakeholders working together and using evidence-based methods to reduce gambling-related harms. Building upon and expanding the Reno Model and addressing conflicts and ethical compromises so that these programs can achieve their intended objectives (reducing the worldwide rate of gambling-related harms), Responsible Gambling will be of value to scientists, clinicians, policy makers, regulators, and industry operators interested in responsible gambling strategies and activities.

The Hidden Addiction

The authors argue that 4 out of 10 addictions are the result of a concrete physiological condition that is metabolic and genetic in origin and offer these people a practical program for overcoming any addiction

Author: Janice Keller Phelps

Publisher: Little Brown

ISBN: 0316704709

Category: Psychology

Page: 250

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The authors argue that 4 out of 10 addictions are the result of a concrete physiological condition that is metabolic and genetic in origin and offer these people a practical program for overcoming any addiction

Annual Review of Addictions and Offender Counseling Volume IV

Internet gaming disorder: Trends in prevalence 1998–2016. Addictive Behaviors, 75, 17–24.doi:10.1016/j.addbeh.2017.06.010 Freimuth, M. (2005). Hidden addictions. Lanaham, MD: Jason Aronson. Frost, R. O. (2011). Assessment of hoarding.

Author: Trevor J. Buser

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532641411

Category: Psychology

Page: 236

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The Annual Review of Addictions and Offender Counseling, Volume IV: Best Practices is the fourth volume in a series of peer-reviewed edited books sponsored by the International Association of Addiction and Offender Counselors (IAAOC), a division of the American Counseling Association (ACA). Continuing the mission of past volumes, this volume provides a forum for publications addressing a broad array of topics in the field of addictions and offender counseling. Experts in the profession present innovative strategies and recommendations for best practices in drug education, intervention strategies, multicultural considerations, and counselor education.