Freedom from Addiction

  • by David Simon, Deepak Chopra
  • Narrated by Alfred Gingold
  • 6 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

If you've ever wished you could just stop…


drinking
eating
smoking
gambling
shopping
For anyone struggling to break the cycle of addiction comes the groundbreaking approach from The Chopra Center, the world-renowned facility that has successfully helped thousands of people change their lives for the better.
Chopra Center cofounder and medical director David Simon, M.D., and best-selling author and personal-growth expert Deepak Chopra outline their revolutionary approach - one that defies outmoded beliefs about recovery, particularly that people 'are' their addictions or that they are powerless to control them. By integrating the best of Western research with Eastern traditions, Simon and Chopra give anyone the tools to uncover the true cause of their addiction and provide comprehensive steps to end it for good. Listeners will discover how to:


Recognize the purpose their habit serves and how to fill the void- Identify triggers and avoid relapse
Deal with disappointments, insecurities, or anger in ways that provide lasting relief, not a temporary high
Use meditation to counter stress
Choose foods and supplements that will detoxify the body and curb cravings
By following the path thousands have used to turn their lives around, now anyone can have access to the renowned Chopra Center's program to achieve lasting freedom from addiction.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Useful for all addictions

I used the lessons here to deal with bad habits I've been trying to get over for years. By going through the steps in this book you will learn to get rid of any ‘addiction’ and a bad habit is an ‘addiction’. You will also get a history that is taught at all AA/NA meetings. It is important to understand the history of how we came to the current ways to free people from addictions of any kind. Just remember that this is not an easy path as your addictions will fight back to keep where they are.
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- Jes

Great Content - Narration is less great

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I think this is the best book on the market for the freeing yourself from any addiction. The content is extremely insightful. For example: I learned that I can change my mindset from "something is being taken away" to "I am giving something up" and it has had a very positive effect on my mind.


What did you like best about this story?

There was so much new and useful information in this book for me. From realizing that my ego is powerless over my addiction but my true inner self ISN'T powerless! To oleation in the detoxification phase. The approach is FAR more holistic than the 12 step method.


Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Alfred Gingold?

There are ALOT of reviews that pan the narrators voice and I agree with them. I think Gingold's narrative voice isn't consistent with the books message to "pay attention to the ingestion of healthy sounds". I found myself enduring the sound of Gingold's voice rather than enjoy the narrative. But I endured it anyway and was still pleased. Because the content is so good I REALLY hope that they re-record this book with someone whose voice sounds more pleasant.


Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Learning to "give something up" rather than relate to it like "something is being taken away" was huge for me. The content here is so rich. There are so many helpful tips that it will probably take me another few readings just to fully absorb them.


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- Nacho Lopez

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-25-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios