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Mindfulness, the quality of attention that combines full awareness with acceptance of each moment, just as it is, is gaining broad acceptance among mental health professionals as an adjunct to treatment. Because at the heart of addiction is the fear of painful emotional states, addicts compulsively seek drugs and alcohol to avoid or escape emotional pain. Mindfulness, on the other hand, helps us develop greater acceptance and ease with life’s challenges, as well as greater self-compassion.

Here, Dr. Lawrence Peltz, who has worked as an addiction psychiatrist for more than two decades, draws from his clinical experience and on the techniques of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) to explain the fundamental dynamics of addiction and the stages of the recovery process, and also gives us specific mindfulness exercises to support recovery.

©2013 Lawrence A. Peltz (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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The best 12 step mindfulness book out there!

This amazing book is the best 12 step mindfulness book out there. I would know, because I've read many of the popular ones! The content is so well developed in connecting mindfulness to recovery that it's short of transformative.
The book's narrator talks faster than I think is best for a book like this that you really need to absorb. I slowed down the reading for better processing. That is the audio book's only drawback. I would highly recommend!

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Amazing so far

4 chapters in and I’ve been in many tears as it reflects upon truth about people I love and know.

This is real talk, and this narrator should do every book on Audible as he’s amazing.

I will add to this review when I’m done but so far it’s amazing.

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The missing piece

The missing piece when the physical addiction is not the problem anymore.
Addiction is the sum of a long series of moments, that at some point constituted the present, and finally add up into what is called addiction. And this book points to those moments and how to deal with them.
By analyzing the "present" one can find also deeper roots of what has caused or is causing the addition.
For me this book is a master peace. I'm going to hear it again because I don't want to miss any detail.

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Learned so much

As a therapist I use so much of this learning with my clients. I also recommend to family members.

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Great!

Excellent. Dr Peltz has am amazing understanding of the disease from both patient and doctor perspective.

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Good Book.

The bookt did no't talk about sex addiction. overall, good Book with a lot of information.

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More of a review of psychiatry then a focus on one approach to addiction

Excellent narration. Book it self was well written but a bit wondering as it tried to touch on all aspects of psychiatric illness in which addiction can play a part.

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Hits all nails on the head for me!

Discovered through this exactly my root issue with substance abuse/ use. Wow. Amazing. Hope it helps you. Keep opened mind amd it will work!

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helpful book for those with addictions

insightful, helpful in understanding addictions and how mindfulness plays a part in the recovery process.

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  • Jake
  • 03-28-19

Life changing

This book has been on my list for a while after suffering with numerous addictions yet I’d been putting it off as change is daunting. Completely revolutionised the way I see myself and my addictions. 1000% recommend this book

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  • Krzysztof Kot
  • 11-18-18

More than expected

It is very well written. Examples of patients are very interesting and real. I meditate and I have read some books about mindfulness but I learn from this book a lot of new things. For example that thoughts could be also seen as an addiction or that taking drugs helps people cope in short term, so addicts are not crazy, they just don't know how do better. And most important how mindfulness can support recovery - other ways like AA meeting and psychoterapy are also discussed.

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  • Brad
  • 10-08-16

Brilliant

A must read for anyone struggling with addictions or even just everyday life. I'm going to start listening to is again straight away. Lawrence Peltz needs his own podcast. There's a lot of people of there that this book could really help

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  • Can Daniel Ricketts
  • 04-02-21

A good insight to mindfulness and its power

Doesnt matter if youre an addict or not, you will gain something from this book. If you are an addict to something however this book can be life changing. I found the reader a little boring at first but the more I listened the more I got into it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-21-19

Awesome!!!

I’ve read a lot of books on addiction recovery and this tops all. Put in such an understandable and down to earth way. I’ll be listening to this over again. Love it.