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For over two decades, 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 addiction
  • Cultural influences on addictive behaviors
  • The progressive nature of the disease
  • Steps to a successful recovery

The 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.

©1996 Craig Nakken (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

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and it was all going so well...

This book started as a highly educated guide to healing addition...

and then the added nonsense about "spiritual journey", "devine meaning" and talk of the soul could have been easily replaced with "emotional health", "purpose or passion" and "sense of self"

Disappointing for a book I hoped was a scientific research book.

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WOW!

This is just amazing! What an absolute eye opener! Highly recommend it to everyone especially if you or someone you know suffers from any form of addiction. Just WOW! My mind has been blown!

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Fantastic book

In my studies to understand more about the addictive mind this book has offered me a fantastic insight into this problem.
It is without doubt one of the best and easy to understand books I have listed to on this subject

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  • 24-10-19

Excellent book!

The insights in here are spot-on! Learning about the addictive process weather one suffers from the addiction or when is witness to the addiction is enormously helpful! This book is very easy to understand and helped me tremendously in understanding my loved ones and myself!

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  • Alexis Pollack
  • 30-07-18

Very informative

Most informative and interesting book I've read on addiction so far. this book is easy to understand. I like how the book encompasses all addictions and doesn't concentrate on just one but used examples of various.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-03-18

Enlightening

As an addict, this book helped me really understand my personality. It provided a clear connection with the nature of my addiction that enabled me to better deal with the roots of the problem. Highly recommend.

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  • WalterAlv
  • 07-01-22

Highy Recommended

For anyone that is struggling, has struggled, or is dealing with someone like that. This made me want to cry at parts. Very well-read, as well.

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  • A. Ward
  • 09-09-21

The best Explanation of Addiction I have ever hear

The Best of how to help ourselves and others who still suffer with addiction.

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  • 03-11-20

absolutely a must read for understanding addiction

I dont wanna write a 15 word summary. its worth every penny. enough said ha.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 20-05-20

awesome!

I love this book I have read it 3 times and listened to it 4 times now. it's amazing how the author connects the dots andmakes sense out of my silly old nonsense!

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  • Kristinel
  • 06-02-20

Extremely Informational

Great narration, easy to listen and understand. There is something for ALL to take away from this read, regardless your perception of addiction.

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  • Whitney
  • 15-03-19

Relatable

I honestly loved the book, and the relatable contents. The performance of the story was great for understanding.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-10-17

insightful

as a wife, it gave me great understanding into my husband's thought process and actions