Addictive Thinking: Understanding Self-Deception

Author(s): Abraham J. Twerski


Addictive thought is inherently self-deceptive, yet offers a superficial logic that can be misleading to the addict as well as to the addict's family members.

Abnormal thinking in addiction was originally recognized by members of Alcoholics Anonymous, who coined the term "stinking thinking." Addictive thinking often appears rational, but only on a superficial level. Addicts, as well as their family members, are easily seduced by the attendant--and erroneous--reasoning process it can foster.

In Addictive Thinking, author Abraham Twerski reveals how self-deceptive thought can undermine self-esteem and threaten the sobriety of a recovering individual. This timely revision of the original classic includes updated information and research on depression and affective disorders, the relationship between addictive thinking and relapse, and the origins of addictive thought. Ultimately, Addictive Thinking offers hope to those seeking a healthy and rewarding life in recovery. 

Examples and case studies are used in this book to help illustrate the irrational perspective of addictive thinking and how it can lead to low esteem and cyclical relapse. It encourages readers to overcome addictive thinking and break down inner barriers to achieving recovery.


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  • : 9781568381381
  • : Hazelden Information & Educational Services
  • : Hazelden Information & Educational Services
  • : July 1990
  • : 215mm X 140mm X 11mm
  • : United States
  • : books

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  • : Abraham J. Twerski
  • : Paperback
  • : 2nd Revised edition
  • : 158
  • : 144