Books That Make You Reconsider and Re-approach Addiction
We often think about addiction in terms of addiction to substances like drugs and alcohol. When we talk about our careers though, we use terms like “dedicated” and “hardworking”. When we talk about relationships, we use words like “madly in love” or “domestic abuse”.
What if all these and more were rooted in addiction, and understanding that could help us break free of addictive cycles that keep us trapped?
Dr. Donna Marks helps people recognize that there’s only one addiction—not just substance abuse—that they transfer from one to the next, and that they’re all deadly.
Dr. Marks is an author, consultant, public speaker, and has been a psychotherapist for over thirty years. She was licensed as a Mental Health Counselor in 1987, then certified in Addiction, Gestalt Therapy, Hypnosis, Sex Therapy, and Psychoanalysis. She currently has a concierge psychotherapy practice in Palm Beach, Florida.
She is the multiple-award-winning author of two books, “Learn Grow Forgive – A Path to Spiritual Success”, and “Exit the Maze: One Addiction, One Cause, One Solution” (revised).
Dr. Marks contends that every addiction is a substitute for love, and the only lasting remedy is to substitute every addiction with an act of self-love. Each chapter provides exercises designed to help the reader heal the underlying void and focus on replacing addictive behaviors and reactions with loving behavior and actions. The more a person makes a loving choice in place of a self-destructive one, the addiction is forgotten, and one’s life is restored with meaning and purpose.