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By Jane Velez-Mitchell

ISBN-10: 0757315453

ISBN-13: 9780757315459

American citizens are being lured into dependancy. And what we are addicted to isn't really inevitably unlawful or perhaps demanding to come back via. Prescription medicinal drugs are making us excessive. quickly foodstuff is making us fats. the web retains us always distracted with every thing from playing and porn to compulsive social networking. tv bombards us with glamorized violence. From billboards, to on-line pop ups, to ads. . . we are seduced into deciding to buy extra stuff we do not desire whereas we drown in transforming into debt. huge gains fill the wallet of a handful of 'pushers' on the fee of every body else. businesses, govt, and the media are growing the appearance that the extra we now have, the higher we're, and so we crave no matter what they're promoting and develop into hooked on their items within the approach. americans are being seduced into self-destructivebehavior on a mass scale. it is time to take our energy again. In her trademark no-holds-barred sort, Jane Velez-Mitchell asks, 'Do you really need to be a slave, latest simply to make another person wealthy and powerful?' If the answer's no, then learn this publication. Addict kingdom is our blueprint for swap, yet first we needs to see what's quite occurring. this can be an intervention!

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4 We all know the truth in our bones. We Americans are using way more than our fair share of the world’s finite resources. 5 We’re all screaming statistics at each other, and yet the freight train of overconsumption is only accelerating. That’s because addiction does not respond to rational argument. “Addiction does not have to be a physical drug. Drugs provide biochemical indoctrination. If you shoot heroin, you will become biochemically indoctrinated and habituated to it. That’s on everybody’s radar.

Simply put, America lurches from addiction to addiction, stamping out one bad habit only to see others take its place. When Enough People Are Hooked, It Crosses the Line into a Social Contagion Our entire nation is addicted to a slew of self-destructive, compulsive actions. You may be thinking, Well, that’s why we have the government, the media, and—yes—even big business. They help us fight these terrible social plagues. FUHGEDDABOUDIT! The media, the government, and business are often the enablers .

Because virtually everyone in America is hooked on something. We are a nation of addicts! In Addict Nation, you’ll learn how you and I, and other Americans, are being lured into a slew of addictions that are supremely self-destructive. They’re making us high. They’re making us overweight. They’re keeping us constantly distracted. They’re trivializing our most important relationships. They’re putting us in debt. And they’re destroying our natural world. We’re all becoming slaves to our worst impulses.

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