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Critical recommendation, provided within the clean and simple "Complete Idiot's Guide..." layout, from an addictions counselor for those that are all in favour of their addictions (to caffeine, cigarettes or alcohol), or different tense or harmful habit that repeats and which they want to alter.
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Nicotine. These substances are drugs, powerful drugs that cause a physical and psychological dependency we commonly know as addiction. Gambling, shopping, compulsive eating, even compulsive cleaning can become not simply bad habits, they can become addictions as well. Although scientists still don't know exactly what causes an individual to become addicted to a substance or behavior, more and more research points to the involvement of a group of brain chemicals called neurotransmitters. Two of the most famous neurotransmitters, and the ones most implicated in most cases of addiction, are endorphins and serotonin.
Html[21/03/2011 02:47:30] page_xxiii < previous page page_xxiii next page > Page xxiii Special Thanks from the Publisher to the Technical Reviewer Our thanks to Marci Pliskin, CSW, ACSW, a psychotherapist in Seattle, Washington. Ms. Pliskin's expertise has provided valuable insights and direction to the book. Her patience, talent, and enthusiasm for this project are greatly appreciated! < previous page page_xxiii next page > If you like this book, buy it! html[21/03/2011 02:47:30] page_xxiv < previous page page_xxiv next page > Page xxiv Acknowledgments We have lots of people to thank for helping us with this book, including, first and foremost, our friends and families.
B) they haven't made evening wear yet that flatters you (c) you're not someone else 3. If asked to measure your potential for success, what gauge would you use? (a) the space shuttle (b) a mercury thermometer (c) the head of a pin Answer Key. Part A If you answered yes to one or more these questions, you probably suffer from stressthe most common malady of the twentieth century and one of the greatest contributors to bad habits. The more stress you have, the more likely you are to rely on some bad habits to relieve it, and the less likely you'll feel able to break them.