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Idiot's Guides: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy by Eileen Bailey, Dr. Jayme Albin

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CHAPTER19

Overcoming Addictions or Substance Abuse

In This Chapter

  • Signs of addiction
  • The pros and cons of ending your addiction
  • Finding alternative activities
  • Managing cravings

When you’re struggling with addiction, ending it may seem impossible. There is hope. You can change your life. Battling an addiction takes courage and determination. The exercises in this chapter will help you find your personal motivation for quitting, identify triggers to prevent relapse, and discover the emotions fueling your addiction.

The Many Sizes and Shapes of Addiction

An addiction is a dependency on a substance or a compulsive behavior. You rarely go through ...

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