A compassionate, realistic guide to overcoming compulsive and addictive behavior: “The section on relapse is the best I have ever read.” —Patricia O’Gorman, coauthor of Breaking the Cycle of Addiction
Many people think that what the addict needs is willpower, but nothing could be further from the truth: When a person has already lost control over a drug or activity, attempts to control its use almost never work. Because the source of addiction isn’t the drug or activity itself but a desire for a mood changer, successful recovery ultimately means changing the way we live, giving up the addictive lifestyle. Willpower’s Not Enough will show you how to change your lifestyle—and recover from your addiction.
“A useful synthesis of much knowledge about addiction.” —Kirkus Reviews
“I totally recommend this book.” —#1 New York Times–bestselling author John Bradshaw