For more than twenty years, distinguished psychiatrist Dr. Lance Dodes has been successfully helping people master their addictions-alcoholism, compulsive gambling, smoking, sexual addiction, and more-with a radical approach. Dr. Dodes describes how all addictions have, at their heart, unrecognized emotional factors that explain: * Why we feel the impulse * Why we feel it when we do * What alternatives (really) work in that critical moment In this refreshing book filled with compelling case studies, Dr. Dodes debunks several such widely accepted myths as: * Addictions are fundamentally a physical problem. * People with addictions are different from other people. * You have to hit bottom before you can get well. * You are wasting your time if you ask "why" you have an addiction.Dodes, Lance M. is the author of 'Heart of Addiction A New Approach to Understanding and Managing Alcoholism and Other Addictive Behaviors', published 2003 under ISBN 9780060958039 and ISBN 0060958030.