The Addictive Personality has ratings and 30 reviews. Craig Nakken brings new depth and dimension to our understanding of how an individual becomes. The Addictive Personality by Craig Nakken – Craig Nakken brings new depth and dimension to our understanding of how an individual becomes an addict. 22 Feb In his insightful book, The Addictive Personality: Understanding the Addictive Process and Compulsive Behavior, author Craig Nakken explains.
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The Addictive Personality: Understanding the Addictive Process and Compulsive Behavior
The parts about Higher Powers might rub some people the wrong way. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. A self-described addict recommended it to me with personalitj comment “It’s like the author knows me better than I know myself.
Recommended for people looking for Pretty good introduction to addiction.
Truthfully, it deserves to be even more widely read. I am glad I read it. Addicttive 26, Havebooks Willread rated it really liked it Shelves: Similarly, we must first understand what all addictions and addictive processes have in common: In addiction there is only an act of taking.
Mar 09, Matthew Laurenceau rated it liked it Recommends it for: We can either accept these cycles and learn from them or fight them, searching instead for elusive happiness. The first three steps in most step programs: Quotes from The Addictive Per But on the other hand, the broad range of my “addictions” makken probably proof enough th I come from a family of addicts and this book gave me some perspective on the phenomenon.
The addictive personality : understanding the addictive process and compulsive behavior
Nakken has also written “Men’s Issues in Recovery. In natural relationships there is a connecting with others—an act of giving and an act of receiving.
I personalitu this self help book was very informative on addictions, how addicts become addicted, how they should address their situation, and come to terms that they have a problem. Clear, to the point, good book. Since its publication inThe Addictive Personality has helped people understand the process of addiction.
Through research and practical experience, Nakken sheds new light on: There’s so much I never knew Very interesting and thought provoking. Your Cart items Cart total. I do recommend this book as a starting point for anyone who personlaity an addiction or has a loved one who suffers from an addiction. Understanding the Addictive Process and Compulsive Behavior adictive, covers more of the behavorial side of addiction.
While my personal experience leads me to question the author’s description of the “stages” of addiction, and what he includes in the realm of “addictions” seems positively comical, the basic thesis of the book is a brilliantly resonant speculation on the essential core of addictive behavior. Thank you for using the catalog. Although all of the objects or events described are vastly different, they all produce desi Excerpted from The Addictive Personality: Finding Your Moral Compass.
Retrieved on November 9,from https: It’s not very comprehensive and sophisticated, but then again it is probably not supposed to be. What can I say. The addictive element of a person fragments his character into two parts – the addict self and the normal self. All kinds of people become addicts.
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Jul 03, Marjolein Mooij rated it it was amazing. Individuals suffering from addiction or family members being affected by addiction. There was an error while adding the following items.
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.
Easy to read and concise in it’s revelations surrounding the addictive process. 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.
On some level, this personality will always want to give the person the illusion that there is an object or event that can nurture him or her. You will come to the heart of the problem and find the solution.
Everyone should read this, but will be especially helpful to those struggling with addiction or who have loved ones that are addicted.
Addiction is a process of buying into false and empty promises: We can draw a strong comparison between addiction and cancer.
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The beginning setting up the mindset for thinking about addiction and the chapter about pleasure-seekers and power-seekers vs “normal people” were of the most interest. And while I used to believe that once you were off of booze you were safe from the physiological drama within your limbic system emotion center of the brainnow I believe that the high of hypomania and mania produces the same illusion of completeness or serenity as when you reached the perfect buzz.
May 21, Amy H. If you are a family member or a friend of a practicing addict, you may have more colorful ways of describing addiction. No trivia or quizzes yet. Should be required reading for all people.