- Paperback: 248 pages
- Publisher: HG Publishing (20 May 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1899398465
- ISBN-13: 978-1899398461
- Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 14 x 20.3 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 57,215 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Freedom from Addiction: The Secret Behind Successful Addiction Busting (Human Givens Approach) Paperback – 1 Dec 2004
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"another excellent book from that ground-breaking team Griffin and Tyrrell ... a highly effective way of dealing with addiction." -- Footnotes Magazine, July 2005
"easy to read, clear guidance ... an ideal book to enable you to help yourself, your family, friends and clients." -- Ruth Morozzo, July 2005
"highly recommended ... avoids the medicalisation of addictive behaviour, explodes the lies that maintain addiction and offers realistic, practical solutions." -- Nursing Standard Magazine, August 2005
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It's also incredibly interesting just as a good read, my son's not addicted to anything yet, especially not reading or studying, but this is one of his favourite books because it is so interesting and has so much general appeal.
My brother read it and had been addicted to cigarettes for over thirty years. One morning, having read the book, he was walking down to the news agent to buy his daily stash of nicotine, and simply turned round half way there, walked home and never had another one...
It's a really helpful and powerful book. I would also highly recommend The Human Givens and Godhead (both by the same authors and both excellent).
The book is amazing in that it takes you through the chemical process behind addiction and reveals the tricks the mind plays to trap one into performing addictive behaviours. The advice contained in the book for defusing the addicitive process and handling cravings is first class.
This book also contains information on human needs and the tools nature has provided one with to meet them. The authors explore these needs in depth and this explanation of the way things are meant to work makes it easiler to see how things go wrong. I fully recommend this book.
The authors have good intentions but they don't seem to understand addiction. Their theories are just academic. They sound quite reasonable but they don't seem to work. At least they didn't work for me. If anything, their ideas only helped me to stay sick.
Since then, luckily for me, I've found another way to recover that (so far) seems to be working.
Freedom from Addiction comes out of the Human Givens philosophy of psychotherapy, which states we have within us powerful skills and resources which nature has provided us with and that as humans we have certain needs which must be met for us to be happy. Addictions arise, says this book, when we get depressed about our unfulfilling lives and we try to fill them with the fool’s gold of addiction. This concept is well-explained in the book
I've read a few books on addiction and I had high hopes of this book during the first part. I realised, however that there was going to be no "eureka" moment about half way through. There is a lot of practical, sensible advice for quitting addictive activities but none of it ground-breaking, and I felt the remit of the book was too broad, perhaps deliberately so, so you'll still feel need to consult a "Human Givens" therapist after reading it? (or am I being cynical…?)
The key concept in the Freedom from Addiction is a simple case of mind over matter. If the negative expectations of your addiction outweigh your positive expectations, then you will be able to resist the temptation. So it tells you of all the negative consequences of smoking/drinking/overeating but as someone who has had problems in all three of these domains for many years, this book gives me nothing new to try that I haven't already thought of myself (e.g. taking up positive pastimes instead of doing an addictive activity, setting goals to engage in the activity less...).Read more ›
>ways. I never realised before WHY people get addicted to stuff so
>easily. The books worth buying for the explanation it gives of this
> alone! It was the starting point for my own recovery and taking
>back control of my life. It shows how to do something about it and
>it really is easier than I would ever have thought possible when I
>was down in it. If you suffer from addiction, this book shows you
>that there is a way out and it is not so difficult as the reviewer
>who gave it only one star seems to think. I give it five because
>it saved my life.
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