1st Edition

Understanding Your Inner Child and Overcoming Addiction A Recovery Manual and Workbook

By Eddie Capparucci, Nathan Jones Copyright 2024
    168 Pages 21 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    168 Pages 21 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book provides a comprehensive overview of the Inner Child Model™ for treating Addictive Behaviors, a trauma-based approach to the treatment of various addictions including alcohol, drugs, food, gambling, sex, spending, smoking, etc.

    Research indicates the onset of addiction originates in childhood trauma, inability to process emotional discomfort, and attachment disorders. This book addresses each of these issues to assist individuals in overcoming the drivers of addictive behaviors. But more importantly, provides solutions to help those who struggle to learn to manage their addiction. It contains numerous case studies in which readers will see themselves and their stories throughout the pages and assists readers in generating a comprehensive recovery roadmap that will provide real-world solutions to staying one step ahead of their addiction. While there have been books written about the Inner Child, few focus on how the Inner Child impacts addiction. This unique and interactive therapeutic approach empowers individuals by assisting them in understanding "why" they engage in addictive behaviors.

    This book is written for anyone struggling with behavioral/substance addiction, their loved ones, and clinicians working in the field of addiction treatment.

    1. Pathway to Addiction  2. Understanding Your Inner Child  3. The 11 Inner Children  4. The Bored Child  5. The Unaffirmed Child  6. The Unnoticed Child  7. The Emotionally Voided Child  8. The Need for Control Child  9. The Entitled-Spiteful Child  10. The Inferior-Weak Child  11. The Stressed Child  12. The Early Sexually Stimulated/Abused Child  13. The Spiritually Wounded Child  14. The Enmeshed Child  15. How to Effectively Manage Your Inner Child


    Eddie Capparucci is considered a leader in the field of sex addiction therapy and is the author of several books. Among his clients, have been professional athletes and television personalities. He is the creator of the Inner Child Model for treating Problematic Sexual Behaviors, which has been endorsed by many leaders in the addiction field.

    Nathan Jones is a BACP accredited psychotherapist and founder of the London Centre for Addictions. He specializes in the treatment of substance and sexual addiction. Nathan is currently completing his Professional Doctorate at the University of Central Lancashire, researching the effects of the inner child recovery model for addictive disorders. Nathan provides addiction training for clinicians and has presented at international conferences.

    ‘Insightful, compassionate and well written. Should help to ease an often unrecognized source of much distress.’

    Frederick Toates, professor, author of How Sexual Desire Works: The Enigmatic Urge