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

Spirituality is a powerful thing, but just how powerful? Can connecting with one's soul help kick addictive behaviors?

Expert therapist Dr. Carder Stout believes that the soul's authentic voice has the ability to heal addictive cycles and completely remove them from the psyche. The soul is pure consciousness untethered from human experience, and Dr. Stout has maintained sobriety for seventeen years by utilizing this untapped resource. In turn, he has successfully treated numerous clients for addiction and other mental health conditions using the same technique. It is with this expertise, he breaks down his theory of "We Are All Addicts" in a compellingly readable guide.

We Are All Addicts: The Soul’s Guide to Kicking Your Compulsions presents a spiritual approach to ridding the mind of the complex problems created by addiction. These solutions to obsessive thinking and compulsive behaviors are unconventional, and have previously been shared exclusively with his patients in therapy. . . until now. Through exercises, meditations, visualizations and writing, Dr. Stout will demonstrate how to connect deeply to your soul. Readers will not only gain an understanding of the addiction holding them back, but how to overcome it through self-honesty and self-love.

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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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For anyone who has ever wanted to explore their own addictive patterns, thoughts, or behaviors, or even just wants a deeper soul connection, this book is definitely worth the read.


—The Hollywood Times


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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