Discussion > Compulsive Lying and Stealing Addictive?

Dr. Dodes:

I've read your books and have been wondering if an adolescent who has developed tendencies to steal and lie might be acting out of the same sort of compulsive drive grounded in rage against helplessness? Any experience with these behaviors that suggests they might also be treated effectively in the same manner as substance abuse, gambling, etc.?


June 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterElfdaddy

I have replied privately.

September 2, 2015 | Registered CommenterLance Dodes, M.D.