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By Jane Velez-Mitchell

American citizens are being lured into dependancy. And what we are addicted to is not inevitably unlawful or maybe challenging to return by way of. Prescription drugs are making us excessive. quickly nutrients is making us fats. the web retains us consistently distracted with every little thing from playing and porn to compulsive social networking. tv bombards us with glamorized violence. From billboards, to on-line pop ups, to advertisements. . . we are seduced into procuring extra stuff we do not desire whereas we drown in becoming debt. giant gains fill the wallet of a handful of 'pushers' on the price of each person else. firms, govt, and the media are developing the appearance that the extra we've, the higher we're, and so we crave no matter what they are promoting and turn into hooked on their items within the technique. american citizens are being seduced into self-destructivebehavior on a mass scale. it is time to take our strength again. In her trademark no-holds-barred type, Jane Velez-Mitchell asks, 'Do you actually need to be a slave, current simply to make another person wealthy and powerful?' If the answer's no, then learn this publication. Addict country is our blueprint for switch, yet first we needs to see what's rather happening. this can be an intervention!

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The Bloodlusters: Addicted to Crime 7. The Punishers: Addicted to Incarceration 8. The Breeders: Addicted to Procreation 9. The Gluttons: Addicted to Food 10. The Scrubbers: Addicted to Cleanliness 11. The Mongers: Addicted to War 12. The Sobers: Emotional Sobriety Endnotes & Interviews ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Working with Carol Rosenberg, HCI’s editor extraordinaire, has been a true gift. With enormous skill and understanding, she has guided Sandra and me through the process of making a complex premise relatable.

How many of us have gym memberships that we never use? Actually working out is a lot sweatier than fantasizing about it or paying for the privilege. And to work out, we’d actually have to look in the mirror and see the disturbing “before” picture of how we look now! Instead of Running, Dancing, Swimming, or Singing, We’re . . Hoarding! If you find yourself having difficulty deciding what’s valuable and what’s not or if you feel irrational attachment to material items, you may be on the path to a deeper manifestation of the compulsion to collect called hoarding.

In short order, the phone rang. A delightful voice on the other end of the line offered me a job hosting my own national TV show. Oh, and by the way, I’d have to start right away, as in that very minute. I would do the show in Los Angeles that same night and then fly to New York to begin working there two days later. Wow! Now that’s quite a wake-up call! And it would prove to be in many ways. I was thrilled and immediately said yes! It was like a gift from heaven. My eighteen years of living in Los Angeles came to an abrupt end, and life took me on its next adventure.

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