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We Are All Addicts

The Soul's Guide to Kicking Your Compulsions

Published by Viva Editions
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

About The Author

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 Goop, and has been featured in Rolling Stone Magazine, US Weekly, The Daily Mail, The Evening Standard, Washingtonian Magazine, Eden Magazine, The Purist Magazine, on ABC News, Spectrum News 1, Fox News, MSNBC, Beyond TV, Larry King and Good Day LA. He is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and has written for Alanis Morissette on her health and wellness site

Product Details

  • Publisher: Viva Editions (January 10, 2023)
  • Length: 200 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781632281388

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Raves and Reviews

Jungian psychologist and addiction expert Carder Stout, PhD, sees clients struggling with dependence on alcohol and drugs, sure. But also: dependence on connection, vanity, resentment, love, overthinking. In his new book, We Are All Addicts, Stout posits that any fixation that disconnects you from your innate humanity can be considered addiction.

These solutions to obsessive thinking and compulsive behaviors are unconventional, and previously have 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.


Dr. Carder Stout presents readers with a helpful, informative, and inspiring guidebook that everybody can learn something from.


Exceptionally well written, organized and presented, We Are All Addicts: The Soul's Guide to Kicking Your Compulsions is both a practical and a spiritual self-help guide to liberating oneself from destructive and addictive patterns. . . An excellent guide emphasizing the importance of being honest with oneself and loving oneself, We Are All Addicts is highly recommended.

Midwest Book Review

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 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

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’s latest writing adventure is a wonderful journey of recovery. This amazing book opens the reader's mind and offers a pathway to the healing soul. A book that will help any professional in the behavioral health field as well as anyone struggling with obsessive thoughts and compulsive actions.

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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