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Jane Velez-Mitchell Interview: HLN 'Issues' Host Seeks 'An Intervention for America'

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Jane Velez-Mitchell

In her New York Times bestselling book, iWant, Jane Velez-Mitchell, host of HLN’s Issues, detailed how her addictive personality infiltrated her life and led her to over consume everything from alcohol to food to work to spending. Mitchell, in her latest book, Addict Nation: An Intervention for America, targets our entire culture – arguing that Americans have collectively become dependent on and devoted to certain dysfunctions (including obsessive cleanliness, cruelty, sexual exploitation, food addiction, prescription drug dependency, overpopulation, overconsumption, war, incarceration, and crime). “Addiction is progressive. The reason is that addicts build up a tolerance to their substance or behavior […]