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Addictive Thinking: Why Do We Lie to Ourselves?

Why Do Others Believe Us?

by Abraham J. Twerski

  • 352 Want to read
  • 18 Currently reading

Published by Hazelden .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Psychiatry,
  • Thought and thinking,
  • Psychological aspects,
  • Alcoholism (Psychiatric Aspects),
  • Substance Abuse & Addictions - General,
  • Self-Help,
  • Self-deception,
  • Psychology,
  • General,
  • Neurology,
  • Alcoholics,
  • Alcoholism,
  • Narcotic addicts

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages144
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8249655M
    ISBN 100894866125
    ISBN 109780894866128
    OCLC/WorldCa22186239

      Everything we do, consciously and unconsciously, is the result of a systematic reaction to biochemical programing at the cellular level, and beyond. It makes me giggle to think that we, as a species, think so highly or our individuality, as if we are the epitomy of . We lie about our most important life choices, such as why we married who we did or chose a given career path. Unfortunately for the romantics reading this, love is rarely the full motivation for those choices. At the core, we deceive ourselves because we don't have enough psychological strength to admit the truth and deal with the consequences.

      Phones aren’t drugs. So why do we get addicted? Because addiction is not about pleasure. If it was, you would literally be addicted to chocolate. Think about it: thousands of people have surgery every day and are given very strong painkillers. But exceedingly few become addicted. Why? Because addiction is about soothing psychological distress.   While many health and psychiatric professionals do not consider porn addiction to an "addiction" in the clinical sense of the word, the signs and symptoms are often strikingly similar to those of alcohol or drug addiction. Online Porn Addiction: What We Know and What We Don't-A Systematic Review. J Clin Med. ;8(1). doi

    Second, whereas most people lie when they are under pressure (e.g., anxious, afraid, or concerned), recurrent liars do it even when they are feeling good or in control of things – because they.   I discuss the manic defence at some length in my book Hide and Seek: The Psychology of Self-Deception. Albert Camus introduces his philosophy of .


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Our printable books also Addictive Thinking: Why Do We Lie to Ourselves?: Why Do Others Believe Us?. Some books can be fully downloaded for free as pdf. Author Abraham Twerski reveals how self-deceptive thought can undermine self-esteem and threaten the sobriety of a recovering individuals and offers hope to t.

The unpredictability and anxiety associated with the coronavirus pandemic can cloud and confuse everybody's thinking. Excuses, self-deception and addictive logic can harm your recovery and relationships/5. With more thancopies of Addictive Thinking sold worldwide, the eminent Abraham Twerski, M.D., outlines the destructive and terrifying illogic that marries a person with a substance use disorder to his addiction.

“Stinking thinking” and irrational thought are byproducts of addiction and they only worsen with time. The thoughts can be so well-rehearsed that we don't even think of them as thoughts, but rather assume we're simply observing reality.

Thus "I'm inadequate" can feel as true as, "The sky is. Lying to yourself, your friends, and family can only lead to destructive thought patterns and behaviours. If you are struggling, or you think you are going to relapse, do not just brush it off and lie that you are fine, because this will most likely lead you back to drugs or alcohol.

Addiction Is About the Anticipation, Not the Reward That way you won’t fall into the “just one more episode” lie we often tell ourselves. then think of an incentive for yourself.

Addictive Thinking and the Addictive Personality: two books in one, with Craig Nakken (M.J.F., ) Addictive Thinking: Why Do We Lie to Ourselves?: Why Do Others Believe Us. (Hazelden Foundation, ) Addictive Thinking: Understanding Self-deception, with foreword by John Wallace (Harper & Row, ; 2nd Ed.

Hazelden Foundation, ) Alive. Cognition Negative Thinking: A Dangerous Addiction Why we can't stop thinking about the things that make us feel the worst. Posted   Living a double life is exhausting, so why do addicts lie. #1 To Preserve Their Addiction An addict will do whatever is necessary to maintain their addiction.

If. It will help you gain an understanding of yourself and addiction, an understanding that can be quite helpful in dealing with the beast. Allen Berger, Ph.D. - Author of 12 Stupid Things that Mess Up Recovery, 12 Smart Things to do When the Booze and Drugs are.

When we aren’t met with approval, we no longer feel safe and protected. “When we meet ridicule or rejection, it can undermine our view of ourselves,” stated the previously-referenced article.

Why do we lie to ourselves. And more importantly, why do we allow ourselves to get away with it. When someone else lies to me and I find out about it I freak out. "How dare he lie to me.

Does she think I'm stupid?" but, we lie to ourselves profusely and even cover up our own lies by accepting them as truth in order to reassure ourselves that it.

This little volume--two books in one--helped save my marriage and probably saved my husband's life. We live too far from a 12 Step meeting for him to attend every day as recommended.

Instead, I spent an hour a day reading aloud from this book and discussing it. When we finished the book, we started s: Most people understand addiction when it comes to a dependence on substances, such as alcohol, nicotine, illicit drugs, or even prescription medications, but they have a hard time with the concept of addictiveit's also possible to develop a behavioral addiction.

In fact, people can get hooked on everything from gambling to sex to the Internet. “We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the must do that which we think we cannot.” -Eleanor Roosevelt.

The first step to overcoming procrastination is to take action. We procrastinate mainly because we are afraid. The best way to deal with our fear is to face it. We all have certain cognitive distortions because of the experiences, practices or influences we had in the past. If you feel like a certain cognitive distortion affects you, focus and work on.

We all want others to think well of us, yet we all do things we ourselves consider less than respectable at times. Rather than admit it, however, and suffer a diminution of others' respect, we.

We lie, cheat and steal, carve ornamentations into our own bodies, stress out and kill ourselves, and of course kill others. Science has. Of course, we wouldn't do it if it didn't feel good. In fact, the Netflix survey also found that 73 percent of participants reported positive feelings associated with binge-watching.