Essay On Addictive Thinking

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Addictive Thinking
Understanding Self-Deception

The book Addictive Thinking, by Abraham J. Twerski is intended to help those that are codependent and those that are in recovery and teach them about addictive thinking and how to overcome it. It talks about how those that have an addiction think. Sometimes we fail to recognize that self-deception can be harmful. Deceptive thinkers can hurt everyone around them. It is difficult to accept the reality of the problem so instead we come up with other excuses to excuse our problem. It is important to know that the addict is also the victim of their own addictive thinking and if we fail to understand this, then we might become frustrated with
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First, it is important that a person that has an addiction receives proper treatment. For example I learned that treatment is necessary and important. Determination to end an addiction is an important step to recovery but determination alone cannot help someone quit their addiction. It is important that a person whom has an addiction of any kind become part of any treatment to help them recover with their addiction. I use to think that someone could quit their addiction if they were determined to do it without any help. It is important for the addictive thinker to know that going to treatment is not being dishonest. Second, people have a misconception of what the term “rock bottom” means. I used to think that “hitting rock bottom” meant that people that have an addiction have lost everything they once had as a result of their addiction. I learned that the term “rock bottom” means that something has happened in the addict’s life to make them realize that they need to change, but doesn’t necessarily mean that they have lost it all. By hitting rock bottom they are able to get help sooner and be able to recover from their addiction. Most of the time people need to hit rock bottom to realize that they have a

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