Unhooked by Susan Shapiro
How to Quit Anything

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Everyone has addiction, but when those addictions take over your life, you have to take control. But you do not need rehab,,,
 

About Susan Shapiro

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Susan Shapiro became addicted to her shrink-Dr. Woolverton-when he helped her quit twenty-seven-year smoking and drinking habits and start writing successfully. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, and People, and on Salon.com. She is the author of seven books, including Five Men Who Broke My Heart, Speed Shrinking (currently optioned for films), and the memoir, Lighting Up, about her successful addiction therapy. She is a journalism professor who teaches the popular "instant gratification takes too long" writing method at the New School, New York University, and in private workshops and seminars. Visit her at www.susanshapiro.net. Dr. Frederick Woolverton is a clinical psychologist who has specialized in treating addiction patients for the past twenty-five years. He is the founder and director of the acclaimed Village Institute for Psychotherapy in New York City and in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He was the former clinical director of the Baldwin Council Against Drug Abuse, has published numerous papers on substance abuse, and has created nationally adopted courses on the treatment of addictive disorders. His works have recently appeared in the New York Times and Psychology Today, and on AOL. Visit him at www.villageinstitute.com.
 
Published December 27, 2011 by Skyhorse Publishing. 224 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help. Non-fiction

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The authors identify an addiction as “something that provides an escape, takes you out of yourself and your day-to-day life, and allows you to get further away from the painful feelings and emotions we would all prefer to avoid.” Using examples from his practice, Woolverton explores the multitude...

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Her example and other case studies illustrate how Woolverton’s approach has worked for real people—and Woolverton’s willingness to share his own personal struggles add authenticity.

Dec 12 2011 | Read Full Review of Unhooked: How to Quit Anything

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