Facing Addiction: Starting Recovery from Alcohol and Drugs

Facing Addiction: Starting Recovery from Alcohol and Drugs

by Patrick Carnes, Stefanie Carnes, John Bailey
     
 

Facing Addiction is the first book to apply Dr. Patrick Carnes' research-based thirty-task model to treating addiction to alcohol and drugs. People who are addicted to drugs and alcohol now have access to the groundbreaking model that has facilitated thousand of sex addicts in achieving long-lasting recovery. This revolutionary model helps therapists and

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Overview

Facing Addiction is the first book to apply Dr. Patrick Carnes' research-based thirty-task model to treating addiction to alcohol and drugs. People who are addicted to drugs and alcohol now have access to the groundbreaking model that has facilitated thousand of sex addicts in achieving long-lasting recovery. This revolutionary model helps therapists and recovering people understand the interaction between trauma and brain science and how these factors play a role in the development of addiction to drugs and alcohol.

Facing Addiction distills Dr. Carnes’ more than thirty years of research to show addicts how to embrace lasting long-term recovery through a thirty-task model. The first seven tasks are presented to help readers break through denial and participate in a culture of support.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“Patrick Carnes, Stefanie Carnes, and John Bailey have brought together the fields of psychology, recovery, neuroscience, and addiction into a useful manual that strikes the perfect balance. This effective team of experts has created a wonderful book.”
—Mark S. Gold, MD, Chair of Psychiatry, University of Florida College of Medicine

“There is no quick fix for addiction, but Facing Addiction offers workable solutions for long-term sobriety.”
—Craig Nakken, best-selling author of The Addictive Personality

Facing Addiction is an accessible roadmap through the complex terrain of brain chemistry and addiction to drugs and alcohol. Patrick Carnes’ task model brilliantly capitalizes on the slightest crack in denial and moves the addict through the recovery journey to health.”
—Jes Montgomery, MD, Medical Director, Santé Center for Healing

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780982650561
Publisher:
Gentle Path Press
Publication date:
08/16/2011
Pages:
296
Sales rank:
350,282
Product dimensions:
7.86(w) x 9.92(h) x 0.74(d)

Meet the Author

Patrick Carnes: Patrick J. Carnes, Ph.D., is a nationally known speaker on addiction and recovery issues. He founded New Freedom Corporation, which includes Gentle Path Press and the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP). He is currently executive director of the Gentle Path program at Pine Grove Behavioral Center in Hattisburg, Miss. He is author of Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction (1992), Contrary to Love: Helping the Sexual Addict (1989), The Betrayal Bond: Breaking Free of Exploitive Relationships (1997), Open Hearts (1999), Facing the Shadow (2001), In the Shadows of the Net (2001), and Clinical Management of Sex Addiction (2002).

Stefanie Carnes: Stefani Carnes, Ph.D., has led numerous research projects on addiction and authored many publications including her nationally renowned book, Mending a Shattered Heart: A Guide for Partners of Sex Addicts. Dr. Carnes is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, an AAMFT clinical member and approved supervisor. She is also certified through IITAP (International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals) as a sex addiction therapist and supervisor.

John Bailey: John Bailey, M.D., is Board Certified in Addiction Medicine, Pain Medicine, and Anesthesiology, and ASCP Certified in Advanced Psychopharmacology. He is the former medical director of The Refuge and currently on the faculty at the University of Florida in the division of Addiction Medicine where he is the Medical Director of the Springhill Health Center and the Program Director of addiction-pain medicine. He has authored numerous papers on papers on addiction medicine and teaches medical students, residents, and fellows. Dr. Bailey currently serves on the Governor's Task Force on Drug Overdose, and the ASA Task force on Chemical dependency and has presented lectures at National Conferences on Neuroscience, Addiction, PTSD, Pain Management, and ADHD.

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