Alcohol: How to Give It up and Be Glad You Did

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This practical, comprehensive, and easy to use book helps alcohol abusers understand their behavior, but provides practical steps that anyone can use to solve an alcohol problem. Written by a cognitive-behavioral psychologist, this book includes chapters on overcoming low self-esteem, depression, stress, attending self-help groups, and living a better life after quitting. Each chapter contains specific self-help techniques. Recommended by ...
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Overview


This practical, comprehensive, and easy to use book helps alcohol abusers understand their behavior, but provides practical steps that anyone can use to solve an alcohol problem. Written by a cognitive-behavioral psychologist, this book includes chapters on overcoming low self-esteem, depression, stress, attending self-help groups, and living a better life after quitting. Each chapter contains specific self-help techniques. Recommended by SMART Recovery.
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“Insightful and practical...has the potential to become a classic on the subject of substance abuse and treatment."  —SMART Recovery News & Views

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781884365102
  • Publisher: See Sharp Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1996
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 207
  • Sales rank: 797,524
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Meet the Author


Philip Tate, PhD, is a licensed cognitive-behavioral therapist employed by the Veterans Administration, who for the past two decades has specialized in the treatment of alcohol abuse. He is a past vice-president of SMART Recovery and a former board member of Rational Recovery.
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Table of Contents

Introduction
Preface
1 A Quick Start to Quitting 1
2 Acknowledging Problems Related to Drinking 10
3 How to Gain a Realistic View of Drinking and Abstinence 19
4 How Thinking Affects Emotions and Behavior 30
5 How to Understand Your Emotions 37
6 Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy's Theory on Addictions 46
7 Disputing Your Irrational Beliefs and Changing Them 54
8 You Can Quit: Eliminating Self-Defeating Beliefs About Quitting 61
9 Eliminating Your Excuses for Drinking 69
10 How to Stop Putting Yourself Down and Start Accepting Yourself 76
11 How to Have Less Misery When Quitting 89
12 Eliminating Misery and Stress Without Drinking 97
13 Eliminating Anxiety and Guilt About Doing Well 107
14 Facing Rejection Without Anxiety, Guilt or Shame 116
15 How You Can Eliminate Your Anger 126
16 How to Tolerate Frustration and Start Living 138
17 You Can Attain Happiness 150
18 Help Yourself with the Help of Others: Join a SMART Recovery Group 164
19 Consulting a Professional Therapist 176
20 Continuing Your Work and Your Gains 184
A. Glossary of Terms 189
B. Recommended Sources of Help 191
C Rational Humorous Songs 192
D Self-Help Organizations 198
Bibliography 200
Index 204
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