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Children are addicted to social media and video games. Their parents are addicted to money, oil and food as America has become one giant consumer. It seems we’re all addicts, author Dr. Carol Clark asserts in her new book “Addict America: The Lost Connection” (ISBN 1456505157), which presents a guide to transitioning from this addictive lifestyle to a more sustainable one.
Clark’s book describes and defines how addiction affects our brains and illustrates the process of disconnection from our families, friends and coworkers. The addictions counselor offers a blueprint for people to learn to Connect with a capital “C” in order to live a more fulfilling and intimate life.
The guide examines addiction as something in and of itself, regardless of the drug of choice. It aims to help readers create change within themselves by offering instruction as to how our addictions have stalled and fractured our Connection to others. As the author conceptualizes, addiction is an umbrella concept that encompasses not only drugs or alcohol, but our behaviors related to sex, gambling, technology and anger.
“Through my personal journey as the daughter of an alcoholic and as a counselor, I've realized that this needed to be shared on a universal scale,” explains Clark. “Wherever we look, we can find a problem that relates to our addiction disabilities and disconnection to ourselves and the greater world. And we can also find an answer.”
“Addict America: The Lost Connection” provides the skills that will empower the individual to make great changes. This book is intended for activists, teachers, politicians and parents—and for all of us who desire a stronger Connection to those we love.
“Addict America: The Lost Connection” is available for sale online at Amazon.com and other outlets.