Release Date: January 10, 2023
ISBN: 9781632280817
eISBN: 9781632281388

We Are All Addicts: The Soul's Guide to Kicking Your Compulsions

by Carder Stout PhD

In We Are All Addicts: The Soul’s Guide to Kicking Your Compulsions, Dr. Stout offers spiritual solutions to the complex problems created by addiction. He focuses primarily on the idea of the soul and how this authentic voice has the ability to heal addictive cycles. The soul is pure consciousness untethered from human experience and Dr. Stout will demonstrate how to connect deeply to it through exercises, meditations, visualizations and writing. These solutions to the obsessive thinking and compulsive actions caused by addiction are unconventional and most of them have only been shared with his patients in therapy. Dr. Stout believes that the soul has the capacity to completely remove addiction from the psyche. He uses these exercises himself and has been sober for fifteen years.

As an expert therapist treating clients for addiction, anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationships, Dr. Stout is adept at helping clients become more truthful with themselves. It is with this expertise, he breaks down his theory of "We Are All Addicts" in a compellingly readable guide so you can understand the addiction getting in the way of your life and how to overcome it by connecting to the ultimate truth of your core being and learning to love yourself to the fullest.

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About the author Carder Stout PhD

Dr. Carder Stout is an LA-based psychologist and author of the memoir Lost in Ghost Town, (HCI, Simon & Schuster) which Rolling Stone Magazine praised as “Upsettingly Beautiful." His private practice includes patients that are Oscar, Emmy, Tony and Grammy winners. He also works with at least one Pro Bono client from an underprivileged community each month.In the past few years he has published several articles on 

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We’re All Addicts is an excellent handbook for self-repair and soul upkeep. Written by a kind, empathetic guide who has been to the peaks and valleys himself.


—Thomas Lennon, New York Times bestselling author of Ronan Boyle, creator and star of Reno 911


We Are All Addicts is both stunning and practical. Stout makes a compelling, inspired, clear and anthemic plea for the power of the soul. All that we have ever needed, is inside of us. This book will awaken your soul, and give you the power to overcome your compulsions and addictions. But even more, it will liberate you from ego, and grant you the courage to live your life from the eternal, potent and omnipresent place of soul.


—Will McCormack, Academy Award winning writer and director of If Anything Happens I Love You


Dr. Carder Stout challenges our perceptions of addiction in this vivid, powerful and timely book. I highly recommend it.


—Carole Radziwill, New York Times bestselling author of What Remains, journalist and TV personality


Dr. Carder Stout artfully deconstructs the meaning of addiction with the use of his own personal story, academic background in psychology, experiences with his patients, and thought provoking questions and exercises for the reader who may have never considered themselves an addict.


Sarah Brokaw, New York Times bestselling  author of Fortytude: Making the Next Decades the Best Years of Your Life -- through the 40s, 50s, and Beyond, psychotherapist


The toxic guilt, crippling embarrassment, and vicious cycle of shame surrounding food addiction? Carder Stout gets it. It’s like he can see me at three in the morning when I’m standing in front of the fridge (ravenous for what – to feel better about myself?). Thank you for writing We Are All Addicts. The advice about healing from within is spot on.

—Stephanie Laska, USA TODAY bestselling author, MEd, creator of DIRTY, LAZY, KETO


Dr. Carder Stout challenges our perceptions of addiction in this vivid, powerful and timely book. I highly recommend it. 


—Dr. Ted Wiard Ed.D, LPCC, CGC – Founder of Golden Willow Retreat (an emotional healing center focused on grief and loss), Clinical Director Rio Grande Alcohol and Treatment Program 


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