Recovery Options: The Complete Guide / Edition 1

Recovery Options: The Complete Guide / Edition 1

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by Joseph Volpicelli, Maia Szalavitz
     
 

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ISBN-10: 047134575X

ISBN-13: 9780471345756

Pub. Date: 05/28/2000

Publisher: Turner Publishing Company

A clear and compassionate guide to overcoming substance problems

"A no-nonsense, state-of-the-art guide."—Laurie Garrett, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Coming Plague

"Comprehensive, illuminating, easy to read."—William Cope Moyers, Vice President of Public Affairs, Hazelden Foundation

In Recovery Options: The Complete

Overview

A clear and compassionate guide to overcoming substance problems

"A no-nonsense, state-of-the-art guide."—Laurie Garrett, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Coming Plague

"Comprehensive, illuminating, easy to read."—William Cope Moyers, Vice President of Public Affairs, Hazelden Foundation

In Recovery Options: The Complete Guide, Joseph Volpicelli, M.D., Ph.D., an award-winning addiction research pioneer, and Maia Szalavitz, a Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist and former addict, provide frank and impartial appraisals of all the major treatment options, including:
* Alcoholics Anonymous
* Moderate drinking programs
* Alternative treatments
* Therapeutic communities
* Cognitive therapies
* Other 12-step programs
* Medications
* Methadone
* Harm reduction
* How families can help

In Recovery Options: The Complete Guide, you will learn what addictionis—and what it isn't. You will examine both the mechanism of addiction and how you can make the best treatment choices . . . why some people are particularly prone to substance problems . . . and the genetic and learning mechanisms that help create these conditions. You'll explore the various types of treatment and the ideas on which they are based, and find out how effective each treatment is—and which ones are not effective. Finally, you'll find supportive information on staying clean and sober, preventing relapse, and minimizing damage caused by slips that may occur. Featuring the dramatic real-life stories of patients' experiences (both good and bad) with various methods of recovery, this warm, sympathetic, and accessible guide to overcoming alcohol and other drug problems will help you and your loved ones begin the journey away from substance misuse toward a better life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471345756
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
05/28/2000
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
1,117,288
Product dimensions:
8.84(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.92(d)

Table of Contents

THE PROBLEM AND THE SEARCH FOR SOLUTIONS.

Understanding Problems with Alcohol and Other Drugs.

Drugs 101.

What Causes Addiction?

Addiction Treatment Philosophies.

What Works, What Doesn't.

For Families: Stages of Change and Ways to Make a Difference.

Overcoming Barriers to Recovery.

How to Choose Treatment.

THE OPTIONS.

BRENDA: The Penn Paradigm.

Getting Off: Medications to Help You Quit.

Medications to Reduce Craving and Relapse.

Twelve-Step Programs.

Other Self-help Groups.

The Minnesota Model.

Therapeutic Communities.

Moderate-Drinking Approaches.

Harm Reduction.

Methadone.

Alternative Treatments.

Teen Treatment.

LIFE AFTER TREATMENT.

Relapse and Relapse Prevention.

Emotional and Psychological Problems in Recovery.

A New Life: Maintaining Recovery in the Long Run.

Appendix.

Notes.

Index.

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Recovery Options: The Complete Guide 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book is indispensable for those who struggle with addiction and, even more, their loved ones. it lays out with crystal clarity the choices and their implications, answering questions you wouldn't have thought to ask until it was too late. also highly recommended for professionals in the field.
Guest More than 1 year ago
im 46 years old now raise in new york queenssince 9 years old i had alot of problem i lived my life alone i started drinking at 9 and at 13 i had my first detocs there i found happiness in the hospital so i always went back to the hospital for detox which after a while i wasnt allowed nomore i did all the hospital in queens and manhattan i got kick out of school at 16 which i was in 7 grade which at that point i lost all my friends which at that time was very aggressive with people i though i had no more friend at this time i already lost myself in alcohol and drugs istarted going in and out of jails got myself in street gangs at this time i was hurting alot of people but mostly myself i finally went to the pen for 10 years which made me realize ive lost already 30 years of my life today i have two kids and my girlfriend its been 11 years im with them which today i love myself and others its hard still to keep myself together but i hold on