Get Your Loved One Sober

Alternatives to Nagging, Pleading, and Threatening

Author: Robert J Meyers,Brenda L. Wolfe

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1592857752

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

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The first general consumer book ever on the powerful, award-winning, scientifically proven new system of intervention that is turning the recovery field on its head. Historically there have been few options available for individuals seeking help for treatment-resistant loved ones suffering from substance abuse.Co-author Dr. Robert Meyers spent ten years developing a treatment program that helps Concerned Significant Others (CSOs) both improve the quality of their lives and to learn how to make treatment an attractive option for their partners who are substance abusers. Get Your Loved One Sober describes this multi-faceted program that uses supportive, non-confrontational methods to engage substance abusers into treatment. Called Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT), the program uses scientifically validated behavioral principles to reduce the loved one's substance use and to encourage him or her to seek treatment. Equally important, CRAFT also helps loved ones reduce personal stress and introduce meaningful, new sources of satisfaction into their life.Key Features: CRAFT is more effective than other types of interventions.This breakthrough new system is sweeping the recovery field. This is its first introduction to the general public.Contains simple exercises readers can practice at their own pace, with no costly or heart-breaking interventions.Proven successful for numerous addictions, not just alcoholism.
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Motivating Substance Abusers to Enter Treatment

Working with Family Members

Author: Jane Ellen Smith,Robert J. Meyers

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1593856466

Category: Psychology

Page: 289

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Filling a crucial need, this book presents a time- and cost-effective therapy program oriented to the concerned significant other (CSO) who wants to motivate a family member or partner to seek help. Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT) is a nonconfrontational approach that teaches CSOs how to change their own behavior in order to reward sobriety, discourage substance use, and ultimately to help get the substance abuser into treatment. The CSO also gains valuable skills for problem solving and self-care. Step-by-step instructions for implementing CRAFT are accompanied by helpful case examples and reproducibles.
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Help Them Beat The Booze

How to survive life with a problem drinker

Author: Edmund Tirbutt,Helen Tirbutt

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447205995

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

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This sensitive and accessible guide speaks directly to those who know what it is like to know or love a problem drinker and want to help them recover. With case studies throughout and advice based on in-depth research into alcohol addiction and the authors' personal experiences, Help Them Beat the Booze offers reassurance and practical guidance, including: *Understanding alcohol addiction *How to communicate with a problem drinker *Practical steps to help the drinker and yourself recover *A guide to the treatments available, including exciting but little-known new methods *How to protect your children and minimize the impact on their lives in the future Life with a problem drinker can be challenging but, wherever you live in the world, with the help of this practical guide you can offer support and advice and find reasons to be hopeful. Praise for previous work Beat the Booze by Edmund and Helen Tirbutt: ‘One of the most constructive, practical books on alcohol I’ve seen’ Mail on Sunday
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The Joy of Recovery

The New 12-Step Guide to Recovery from Addiction

Author: Michael McGee, MD

Publisher: Union Square Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1946928178

Category: Psychology

Page: 368

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Are you ready to join the ranks of the addiction-free? This is the guide you've been waiting for. With his new 12-step program, Harvard-trained Dr Michael McGee has helped hundreds of patients in their full recovery. Start reading now and: -completely transform your life from suffering to joy; -fully heal the wounds that drove you to addiction; -drastically improve your relationships; -live longer and be healthier; -feel and look better; -improve your financial situation; -discover a deep sense of peace and happiness never before available to you. Dr McGee's one-of-a-kind guide based on 30 years of experience in enabling addiction recovery has been awarded the Readers' Favorite five-star seal of excellence and has been featured on ABC, NBC and Fox. Grab your copy now to take the first step on your journey to an addiction-free life! REVIEWS FOR THE JOY OF RECOVERY: “There are many books on recovery, but every now and again a book is published that best captures what it takes to recover from addiction. Dr. McGee has done just that. I have been in the field for over four decades, and I must say I learned a lot from reading his book, and you will too.” –Allen Berger, PhD, Clinical Director, The Institute of Optimal Recovery and Emotional Sobriety “The Joy of Recovery gives a new perspective in treating an old disease. This book can turn today’s failures into tomorrow’s miracles.” –John Harsany, Jr. MD (DFSAM) Medical Director, Riverside County Substance Abuse Program “The healing power of Love runs through this book like a golden thread.” –William R. Miller, PhD, Emeritus Distinguished, Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry, The University of New Mexico “The Joy of Recovery is a wonderful addition to the available lexicon of materials that are designed to help people follow a recovery path, that not only leads to abstinence, but leads to a life filled with joy and meaning. Dr. McGee provides a very practical approach that translates his extensive experience into "tools and tips" for the reader, at every step along the path. I would not hesitate to recommend this book to those individuals suffering with addiction who are seeking an informed and helpful companion on their journey of hope.” –Kenneth Minkoff, MD “I had relapsed before I was introduced to Dr. McGee and the Touchstones of Recovery. I needed more than the fellowship that 12-step programs provide. The Joy of Recovery is the next evolutionary step in addiction recovery. This book expands on tried and true methods using 21st-century thinking and practices to make living in recovery a joyful experience.” –DN, a patient of Dr McGee's. “The Joy of Recovery is a must read for anyone dealing with the hardships of addiction, whether it’s for yourself or someone you love. The Touchstones of Recovery, along with Dr. McGee’s mental and spiritual fortitude, have given me the strength and encouragement to overcome many obstacles in my life. The Touchstones can be a guide to help change your life forever. They have showed me how to get the most out of my recovery and have changed me into the person I have always wanted to be.” –ST, a patient of Dr McGee's.
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Sober Siblings

How to Help Your Alcoholic Brother or Sister-and Not Lose Yourself

Author: Patricia Olsen,Petros Levounis

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0786721782

Category: Self-Help

Page: 464

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In the vein of Adult Children of Alcoholics comes the first book geared specifically to the siblings of alcoholics. Patricia Olsen, sister of two alcoholic brothers, shares her personal experiences along with interviews with other sober siblings, while Petros Levounis, M.D., the director of The Addiction Institute of New York and chief of addiction psychology at St. Luke's and Roosevelt Hospitals in New York City, offers expert advice. Whether the alcoholic is in recovery or relapsed, in AA or therapy, Sober Siblings helps brothers and sisters gain greater awareness of their own situation, offering practical wisdom and suggestions on: feelings of shame, frustration, hopelessness, and anger; the difference between helping and enabling; setting boundaries; the nature of alcoholism; coaddictions; and how to help your sibling while not losing yourself.
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Encyclopedia of Substance Abuse Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery

Author: Gary L. Fisher,Nancy A. Roget

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412950848

Category: Medical

Page: 1092

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Substance abuse is one of the most frequent and serious problems encountered by human service workers, criminal justice professionals, and clinicians. Unfortunately, many professionals in these fields receive little, if any, formal training about this problem. Our planned encyclopedia presents state-of-the-art research and evidence-based applications in A-to-Z format. Rather than create a compendium of specific drugs and drug effects, for which there are any number of fine titles already available, the focus will be upon practical knowledge and skills for pre-service and in-service human service professionals, including substance abuse counselors and prevention specialists.
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Addiction

Why Can't They Just Stop?

Author: John Hoffman,Susan Froemke,Susan Cheever,Sheila Nevins

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN: 1609616979

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

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This companion book to the HBO documentary of the same name sheds light on the hidden American epidemic of addiction. Blending compelling personal narratives with statistics and expert opinion, all gleaned from over two years of research and reporting, ADDICTION offers a comprehensive and provocative look at the impact of chemical dependency on addicts, their loved ones, society, and the economy. Breaking the stigma that addicts are simply weak and immoral, it delves into new brain research proving that drugs and alcohol change the chemical composition of addicts' brains, making it veritably impossible for them to quit. The nation's top experts persuasively argue that the time has come for the blame to stop and the healing to begin. ADDICTION also features material not included in the documentary: testimonials, original graphics and images, additional elaboration on theories and treatments of addiction, and more. Featuring a foreword by Sheila Nevins, the president of Documentary and Family Programming at HBO, an afterward by the best-selling author Susan Cheever, and the writing of David Sheff, this book is essential reading for anyone who has been impacted by what is now realized to be a very real and widespread disease.
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Treating Alcohol Problems

Author: Frederick Rotgers,Beth Arburn Davis

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471494324

Category: Psychology

Page: 176

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This handy guide provides a single source of evidence-based methods for assessing and treating alcohol problems Part of the Wiley Series on Treating Addictions, Treating Alcohol Problems offers the latest evidence-based guidance on effectively diagnosing and treating the full spectrum of problems related to drinking. Whether you are an addictions counselor, mental health professional, or physician, you can use this all-in-one guide as a stepping-stone to seek out and develop better treatment options for your clients. Bringing treatment approaches into harmony with scientific findings, Treating Alcohol Problems summarizes methods proven to be successful. Written in a clear and accessible style, the text focuses on presenting the information most directly useful for helping clients. This handy guide is ideal for training and continuing education, as a refresher for seasoned professionals, and as a useful primer for all who come into contact with individuals suffering from alcohol abuse. Coverage includes: Conceptual foundations-defining alcohol problems Identifying alcohol problems Assessment and treatment planning Treatment tools, programs, and theories When and how clients should be discharged to aftercare Increasing recovery success Culture, coaching, and change-moving beyond alcohol problems Finding and getting the best out of professional resources Supporting this expert coverage, the reader-friendly series format features quizzes, checklists, diagrams, "Research Frontier" boxes, problem-solving scenarios, "Dos and Don'ts" lists, "Test Yourself" questions, suggested resources, and more. These tools help you reinforce your understanding and integrate this knowledge into your practice. In addition, a thorough bibliography and appendix provide lists of contacts for self-help groups, residential and outpatient treatment programs, support groups, Web sites, and reading material. Treating Alcohol Problems is an essential resource for mental health professionals, as well as an indispensable study guide for students in psychology and social services courses.
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Empathy for the Devil

How to Help People Overcome Drugs and Alcohol Problems

Author: Phil Harris

Publisher: Russell House Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781903855546

Category: Social Science

Page: 217

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Examining the core skills necessary for effecting change in problematic substance users, this important new book explores practical ways of establishing or improving social practice. It steps beyond clinical, theoretical, and moral undertones to the reality of working with substance misuse. Empathy for the Devil provides positive and reflective support for both experienced and novice workers - or those affected by others' use. It suggests ways ahead for social workers stuck in seemingly perennial impasses, as they strive with their colleagues to address multi-faceted and entrenched problems. Increasingly, social policy now demands evidence-based practice, putting ever greater pressure on professionals from all disciplines to grasp the core ideas and skills drawn from research findings. But this research is often too arid and abstract, and can make the lay person feel even more under-skilled. Empathy for the Devil bridges this chasm, bringing together a wide range of proven skills in supporting people through change in an open and accessible way. It illuminates the key ideas, skills, and techniques in addiction work. Additionally, it lucidly explains the latest findings in effective practice, illustrating them with case examples, and provides optional self-reflective exercises and activities to aid learning and training. For everyone working with people whose lives are affected by drugs or alcohol, Empathy for the Devil provides new ideas and perspectives to address old and intractable problems.
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Substance use disorders

Author: Nicholas Lessa,Walter F. Scanlon

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 312

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The Wiley Concise Guides to Mental Health: Substance Use Disorders uses clear, highly accessible language to guide the reader through the entire continuum of addiction care and present the latest scientific understanding of substance use and abuse. This comprehensive, informative reference provides a complete overview of diagnosis, treatment, research, emerging trends, and other critical information about chemical addictions. Both biomedical and psychiatric conditions and complications are thoroughly covered. Like all the books in the Wiley Concise Guides to Mental Health series, Substance Use Disorders features a compact, easy-to-use format that includes: Vignettes and case illustrations A practical approach that emphasizes real-life treatment over theory Resources for specific readers such as clinicians, students, or patients In addition to the fundamentals of chemical addictions and treatment, Substance Use Disorders covers some of the most cutting-edge topics in the field, including innovative treatment approaches, outcome demands, brain science, relapse-prevention strategies, designer drugs, spirituality, and other areas. This straightforward resource is admirably suited for a wide variety of readers, from those in the helping professions, to law enforcement personnel, to recommended reading for clients currently in treatment.
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