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Shopping Addiction

More than 18 million Americans are compulsive buyers, an addiction that can devastate families and bank accounts. The struggle to control a shopping addiction.

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Excerpt from "To Buy Or Not To Buy," by April Lane Benson, © 2008 by April Lane Benson, PhD. Reprinted by arrangement with Trumpeter, an imprint of Shambhala Publications, Inc., Boston, MA.

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