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The Freedom Model for Addictions: Escape the Treatment and Recovery Trap

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Do you want an addiction – a lifelong diagnosis – or do you want to see yourself as having a habit that you can solve completely? Your answer tells you if The Freedom Model for Addictions is the answer you have been looking for.

The Freedom Model debunks the addiction disease concept as well as the idea that “recovery” is needed after you’ve decided to abstain or modera

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Kindle Edition, 480 pages
Published November 27th 2017 by BRI Publishing
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Jul 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I work, every day, with people who use drugs. From now on, this will be the only book I recommend. The information is clearly presented, easy to understand, and is likely to help people make significant changes based on their own evaluations of what is best for them.
Dennis McMahon
Mar 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a book that has a unique, intriguing, and ultimately empowering perspective. The work is very much worth reading especially for those with an interest in the recreational use of alcohol and drugs, and the treatment and recovery processes prevalent in our society.

I found the statistics on how many so-called addicts resolve their problems on their own, e.g., upward of 90% for alcohol, marijuana and cocaine, quite surprising. (page 22)

Of course, you have to want to moderate or quit. (page
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Sandy  Kemp
Nov 24, 2018 rated it liked it
This is a textbook. Quite a slog. Very repetitive. Could have been quite a bit shorter.
Josiah
Jan 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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This is probably the most important book I've read in the last 10 years.

The book explains why the conventional view of treating addiction is detrimental and how to get real success.

The ideas presented in this book challenge conventional wisdom, but are well thought out and explained. I am convinced that anyone struggling with an addiction should read this book and realize how to get freedom.

The central point of the book is that we choose to do things because we see them as the option that bring
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Aug 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Excellent if over long in places. Argued very well against the disease/addiction dogma. If the addiction definition works for you then good but this is a well formulated argument for free will and freedom. Could have been a lot better if it told people HOW to change their thinking or HOW to actively create a vision for themselves.
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