It is a book which gives you a good basis in addictions. The author tried to make it so. You do need to spend too much time in research, through the isles of libraries, through browsing the internet and any other form of research. It is a manual as well as a self-help book. Once you have it you will use it for a long time.. The beginning of the book covers some forms of addictions, including poker machines, and can be used by anyone who is addicted. The book dismisses the addiction myth, that you should not be addicted. There are healthy addictions which you should try to master, and unhealthy addictions which you should try not to have. There is also a purpose in addictions and that is to have more, to be more and to do more. Mastering addiction is the first step in dealing with addictions, but there is more to it than that. The idea of the purpose of living, the reason you are here is discussed. And, if you are less than fifty years of age you should try to do more than mastering your addictions. I hope you will enjoy the book and that it will make a difference in your life and in the life of the people you surround yourself with.