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When Shopping, Spending Spirals Into Addiction

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When Shopping, Spending Spirals Into Addiction

When Shopping, Spending Spirals Into Addiction

When Shopping, Spending Spirals Into Addiction

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For more insight into addictive personalities, NPR's Tony Cox speaks with someone who has experienced addiction firsthand.

Lisa P. is a recovering compulsive spender and shoplifter. She shares her struggles and explains how she was able to break her addiction.

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