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Addiction and Recovery For Dummies

Addiction and Recovery For Dummies

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by Brian F. Shaw, Paul Ritvo, Jane Irvine
     
 

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Evaluate medications and treatment programs

Break free from addictive substances or behaviors and get a fresh start

Think you have an addiction? This compassionate guide helps you identify the problem and work towards a healthy, realistic approach to recovery, explaining the latest clinical and self-help treatments for both adults and teens. This book also

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Evaluate medications and treatment programs

Break free from addictive substances or behaviors and get a fresh start

Think you have an addiction? This compassionate guide helps you identify the problem and work towards a healthy, realistic approach to recovery, explaining the latest clinical and self-help treatments for both adults and teens. This book also offers tips on reducing cravings, handling your relationships, and staying well for the long run.

Discover how to

• Identify the reasons for addiction

• Choose the best treatment plan

• Handle slips and relapses

• Detect addictions in a loved one

• Find help and support

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764576256
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/28/2004
Series:
For Dummies Series
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
363,582
Product dimensions:
6.16(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.66(d)

Meet the Author

Brian F. Shaw, PhD, Paul Ritvo, PhD, and Jane Irvine, DPhil, are all university professors with more than 20 years' experience in private consulting.

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Addiction and Recovery For Dummies 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've been waiting years for this book! As a physician I see many patients with addiction problems, yet I've never had a truly 'user-friendly' book to recommend to the average reader. Now I do! This book is easy to read, it's concise, and it covers virtually all the important addiction topics in its well organized 20 chapters. The topics are covered in a sensitive, heart-felt manner while delivering critical information. It is obvious that Shaw, Ritvo, and Irvine know their topic and have empathy for clients and friends plagued by addictions. If you want to feel respected by the authors of the book you read, this is a good book. Even if you're struggling with an addiction, yourself, I can't imagine feeling 'talked down'. As they say, addiction can happen to anyone - no matter how strong or strong-minded.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is such a great book both for the person who is addicted and for the family and friends struggling to make sense of the problem and searching for a way to be helpful. First of all, there is so much good information on the physiology of addiction, lots of practical and optomistic suggestions for finding the path to recovery and a wonderfully non-judgmental tone. On top of that it is structured in a very easy to digest, readable style that draws you in and makes you want to keep reading. Definitely not the same old moralistic junk but a message of encouragement and hope to help you salvage your life. I strongly recommend it and will be giving it to my patients and colleagues!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Answered all my questions. Helped us to intervene on a family member and pick a treatment program.