The Addictive Personality by Craig Nakken
Understanding the Addictive Process and Compulsive Behavior

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Since its publication in 1988, The Addictive Personality has helped people understand the process of addiction. Now, through this second edition, author Craig Nakken brings new depth and dimension to our understanding of how an individual becomes an addict. Going beyond the definition that limits dependency to the realm of alcohol and other drugs, Nakken uncovers the common denominator of all addiction and describes how the process is progressive.

Through research and practical experience, Nakken sheds new light on:Genetic factors tied to addictionCultural influences on addictive behaviorThe progressive nature of the diseaseSteps to a successful recoveryThe author examines how addictions start, how society pushes people toward addiction, and what happens inside those who become addicted. This new edition will help anyone seeking a better understanding of the addictive process and its impact on our lives.

About Craig Nakken

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Craig Nakken, M.S.W., author of "The Addictive Personality" (over 200,000 copies sold), lectures, trains, & specializes as a family therapist in the treatment of addiction. Nakken has also written "Men's Issues in Recovery." He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Published September 29, 2009 by Hazelden. 144 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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