Hooked: Why we are addicted and how to break free (Paperback)

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Hooked: Why we are addicted and how to break free (Paperback)


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Written for millennials and Gen Z, this approachable guide reframes addiction and provides tools from psychotherapy to help the reader break harmful behaviour cycles.

You don’t need to be an “addict” to engage in destructive addictive behaviours.

Do you use social media to distract yourself from difficult emotions, or find yourself seeking a boost through shopping, relationships or drinking? Do you feel that you have habits that are holding you back, but you can’t seem to break them?

You are not alone. This book is for anyone who struggles with addictive behaviour. In it, psychotherapist Tally Fosh sheds light on the true meaning of addiction and the subtle ways it can manifest itself without our awareness. She explores why we often seek external factors to change the way we feel internally, and provides practical tips and tools to help readers break any self-destructive cycle they may find themselves in using easy steps.

Hooked breaks down the journey of addiction into four key pillars: discovery, types of addiction, lows and denial, and recovery. It includes practical tools, from expressive therapy to talking therapy, and case studies from real people. With applications of Tally's principles to scenarios applicable to our modern lives and an inspirational foreword from model and mental health advocate Adwoa Aboah, this book is the perfect companion for your journey toward freedom from addictive habits.
Talitha Fosh is a qualified psychotherapist (MBACPFDAP). She primarily works with addiction and is 8 years clean from alcohol and drugs, and a recovered anorexic. She has worked in an addiction rehab centre, as well as with a large number of clients with addiction issues in her own private practice.
Product Details ISBN: 9781786788498
ISBN-10: 1786788497
Publisher: Watkins Publishing
Publication Date: May 14th, 2024
Pages: 224
Language: English
"This is the perfect blend of science and experience rolled into an educational and practical exploration of addiction. I couldn't put it down."
— Shona Vertue, Best selling Author of The Vertue Method

"Shame lives in the dark and dies in the light. Finally, a spectacular book bringing it to the light."
— Morgane Polanski, actor and director

"There is something in this book for everyone to learn, even if you didn’t know you needed it."
— Holly Ramsay, mental health advocate