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Who Says I'm an Addict?
A Book for Anyone Who is Partial to Food, Sex, Booze or Drugs
by David Smallwood
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Who Says I'm an Addict?

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Publisher Hay House UK
Publication Date 6/2/14
ISBN 978-1-78180-409-4

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Do you worry that you drink too much? Or perhaps you fear that your dependence on drugs, food, sex, or some other vice is spiralling out of control, and taking your quality of life with it?

In Who Says I'm an Addict?, David Smallwood looks at the issue of addiction with compassion, clarity, and wisdom that comes not only from his own difficult journey with addiction, but from his considerable experience overseeing treatment programmes in rehabilitation clinics.

David looks in detail at all areas of addiction, from denial, hitting rock bottom, and dealing with shame and guilt, to how our family of origin and the traumas we go through in childhood influence us in later life. He then explores the road to long-term recovery, guiding the reader on how to do the emotional work necessary to ensure that they avoid relapse and can finally lay their demons to rest and get on with re-building their life.

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David Smallwood has a Masters degree in Addiction Counselling and Psychology, a post graduate diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, and a diploma in Counselling for Addictive Disorders. He has trained in EMDR (eye movement desensitising and re-processing), PIT training with Pia Mellody at the Meadows, in Arizona. He has worked as a treatment director in two rehabilitation clinics, and as manager of the addiction unit at the Priory hospital in London. David is currently the Treatment Director at One40 Ltd, Harley Street, London, and specialises in addiction issues and treating any childhood trauma that has led to anxiety and depression. www.davidsmallwoodtherapy.co.uk