Recovery Options: The Complete Guide / Edition 1

Recovery Options: The Complete Guide / Edition 1

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by Joseph Volpicelli, Maia Szalavitz
     
 

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

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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 addiction is—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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471345756
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
05/28/2000
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
854,216
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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