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Overcoming Addiction

Dear Reader, Many people see addiction as a problem of personal weakness. In this view, addiction often begins as a search for self-gratification and continues because a person is unwilling or unable to stop. However, among the medical and scientific communities, the notion that pleasure-seeking alone drives addiction has fallen by the wayside. Doctors now think that many people engage in addictive activities not so much to attain euphoria as to manage or escape…

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