Is a smoking, alcohol, food, gambling, Internet, drug, or sex addiction holding you back from getting what you want most? Over the past twenty-five years, rewned addiction therapist Dr. Frederick Woolverton has used his dynamic, empathetic approach to help thousands of addicts achieve long-term recovery--including himself. He sees the specific habit as less important than the underlying chaos and fear that motivate the urge to soothe ourselves with bad habits. The solution, he has found, requires only a better understanding of yourself and a change in attitude. Using real patient examples as well as research and his own experience, Dr. Woolverton and coauthor and former patient Susan Shapiro show how to thrive without self-medicating. Woolverton's specific instructions do t require an expensive therapist, rehab, a twelve-step program, or a higher power (though he does make readers aware of those viable options). Let him help you beat your addiction. When you conquer a toxic habit, you are leaving room for something beautiful to take its place.
Dr. Frederick Woolverton is a clinical psychologist who has specialized in addictions for the past twenty-five years. He is director of the Village Institute for Psychotherapy in New York City and in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He was the former clinical director of the Baldwin Council Against Drug Abuse. He's written for the New York Times Magazine, Psychology Today, and AOL. He resides in Fayetteville, AK, United States. Susan Shapiro is author of nine books, including Lighting Up and Speed Shrinking, about her successful therapy with Dr. Woolverton. Her memoir Five Men Who Broke My Heart is being made into a movie. She has written for the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, Salon.com, and the Daily Beast, and teaches at the New School and New York University. She resides in New York, NY, United States.