Addictive Thinking: Understanding Self-Deception

Twelve-Step Programs
Addictive thought is inherently self-deceptive, yet offers a superficial logic that can be misleading to the addict as well as to the addict's family members. Abnormal thinking in addiction was originally recognized by members of Alcoholics Anonymous, who coined the term "stinking thinking." Addictive thinking often appears rational, but only on a superficial level. Addicts, as well as their family members, are easily seduced by the attendant--and erroneous--reasoning process it can foster. In Addictive Thinking, author Abraham Twerski reveals how self-deceptive thought can undermine self-esteem and threaten the sobriety of a recovering individual. This timely revision of the original classic includes updated information and research on depression and affective disorders, the relationship between addictive thinking and relapse, and the origins of addictive thought. Ultimately, Addictive Thinking offers hope to those seeking a healthy and rewarding life in recovery. Dr. Twerski is founder and medical director of the Gateway Rehabilitation Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. A rabbi, psychiatrist, and chemical dependency counselor, he is the author of numerous journal articles and books including Self Discovery in Recovery, I Didn't Ask to be in This Family: Sibling Relationships and How They Shame Adult Behavior and Dependencies, and with "Peanuts" cartoonist Charles Schulz, When Do the Good Things Start?

Ectaco EP900C Partner Deluxe English-Polish Talking Electronic Dictionary/Phrasebook with Scanner

Foreign Language Dictionaries
With a massive 1,200,000 entry English Polish Translating Dictionary, an easy to use bilingual translating Picture Dictionary, a complete English explanatory dictionary and Full Text Translation, the remarkable new EP900 Deluxe contains everything you need for superior translation and accurate communication. Exclusive User Dictionaries allow you to store your own personalized lists of frequently used words and a history function remembers your most recent translations to provide instant access to the information you need to understand and be understood. Using the included Ectaco/C-pen Handheld Scanner you can grab any text wherever you find it. Simply scan the text you want from any paper surface - a book, newspaper, doctor's prescriptions or a poster on the wall and you will see the scanned text on the screen. You will then be able to upload it to ECTACO translator in order to get an instant translation of individual words. In addition, with the help of the included mini-USB to USB adapter and ECTACO software (sold separately) you can use the Ectaco/C-Pen to import image data to your desktop or laptop PC as well.

Language pair: English Polish; Polish English. Speech: English and Polish for the Dictionary; English and Polish for the PhraseBook.
Number of words: 1,200,000 entry English Polish bilingual translating Dictionary.
Ectaco/C-Pen handheld scanner for instant translation of text from any surface. Large 3.5" color LCD screen.
70,000 English explanations with the WordNet Princeton English Dictionary.
Battery Type: Li-Polymer rechargeable battery (3.7V, 1700mAh), included.
Language pair: English <-> Polish; Polish <-> English. Speech: English and Polish for the Dictionary; English and Polish for the PhraseBook.
Number of words: 1,200,000 entry English <-> Polish bilingual translating Dictionary.