Addict America by Dr. Carol Clark
The Lost Connection

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Based on the innovative premise that addiction is not limited to drugs or alcohol, but is truly about the over-the-top, out-of-control lifestyles that have detached Americans from each other and their spiritual Connections (with a capital “C”). Dr. Carol Clark looks at addiction as something in and of itself, a condition rather than a substance abuse or behavioral problem. She then offers practical strategies for change that will ground and Connect the readers so they may find happiness and fulfillment in their daily lives. Covering this topic from the addictive process of disconnection - whether from use of technology or gambling, drugs or sex - through recovery and Connection, Clark’s strategies provide the tools necessary to create fulfilling and truly intimate relationships in every facet of life by shifting the root of the addictive behavior patterns to a place of clarity and acceptance. Describing and defining how repetitive, addictive behavior affects the human brain and causes the disconnections we experience with our families, friends, and co-workers in a profound, eye-opening manner, Dr. Clark’s new book takes current addiction theory down a new, groundbreaking path. Addict America: The Lost Connection uses simple, personal language to make the complexity of the condition and the human brain understandable. Focused on the systemic nature of the problem, this book is a tour de force of personal change, offering instruction on how addictions fracture Connections in daily life and then providing solutions on how to rebuild them from within for maximum effect.

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Dr. Carol Clark is a sex therapist and addictions counselor, president and senior instructor at the Sex Therapy Training Institute and is an adjunct professor at Carlos Albizu University in Miami, Florida. Her spiritual journey has allowed her to develop an emotional and intellectual awareness of addiction as a condition that permeates all aspects of people's lives. From prisoners to celebrities, businessmen to artists, Dr. Clark's work has helped individuals from a variety of backgrounds find a better life. She employs a variety of interventions to effectively assist those seeking personal growth and an improved sense of well-being in their lives. These interventions include cognitive-behavioral therapy, existential and reality therapy and past trauma reprocessing.
Published June 28, 2011 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 180 pages
Genres: Self Help, Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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The author offers communication and relaxation techniques, as well as a curious section at the end of the book in which she details the ways that her dog is the ideal model for “Connection.” While the book may serve as a good introduction to addiction and finding inner peace, its bibliography—whi...

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