Drunks, Drugs & Debits: How to Recognize Addicts and Avoid Financial Abuse

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Galt Publishing, 2000 - Self-Help - 362 pages
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Experts have known that addiction causes distorted perceptions, resulting in impaired judgment, manifesting in observably destructive behaviors. Thorburn, seemingly for the first time, reverses this idea: if there is poor conduct, those with whom the person comes into contact should look for addiction and act accordingly. He explains why others need to identify addicts, how they can do so by observing behavior patterns, and actions that can help prevent tragedy.
 

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Contents

Addiction and Financial Abuse A Primer
1
The Thorburn Substance Addiction Recognition Indicator Short Version
10
How Common Are Addicts?
13
A Genetic Foundation
21
Alcoholism is Genetic
25
Distorted perceptions and impaired judgment
29
The Role of Euphoric Recall in Alcoholic Behavior
32
Breaking the web of deceit
38
Protecting Yourself from the Addict Spouse
234
Personality Type and addiction
245
Temperament and recovery
252
The Temperaments summarized
254
Core Needs of the Temperaments
257
Values and Intelligences of the Temperaments
258
EgoInflating Professions for the EarlyStage Addict
261
Games Addicts Play and Psychological Disorders for Which they may be Mistaken
271

Amundsens Blood Alcohol CcntemWeight Chart
48
Driving Behaviors and Probabilities of DUI
51
Ratcheting Up the Probabilities of Addiction
67
Illegal Prescription and Illegal
118
The Thorburn Substance Addiction Recognition Indicator
131
Denial vs Ignorance
137
Crises and Consequences
179
The Financial Abuse of Others
187
Financial Disenabling
223
Protecting yourself financially
230
Intervention
272
Time Frames for Blood and Urine Drug Testing
299
Other public policy considerations in the cessation of enabling
303
Chaos and Personal Empowerment
310
Epilogue
319
Personality Types and Temperaments
332
Why it is Difficult to Determine an Addicts Psychological Type
336
An Integration of Chaos Free Market
339
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Doug Thorburn is the president of the PrevenTragedy Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing the tragic results of progressive alcoholism. He is the author of "Drunks, Drugs, and Debits," "Get Out of the Way!, "and "How to Spot Hidden Alcoholics," He lives in Northridge, California.

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