Take Control of Your Drinking...And You May Not Need to Quit

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In a career spent working with people who want to change their drinking habits, Michael S. Levy has found that the routes to behavioral change vary: abstinence is the successful route for many people, while others can moderate their drinking on their own or with professional help. In this book, he helps people take control of their alcohol problems by teaching them how to think about and address their drinking habits.

Beginning with a set of self-assessments that reveal whether ...

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Overview

In a career spent working with people who want to change their drinking habits, Michael S. Levy has found that the routes to behavioral change vary: abstinence is the successful route for many people, while others can moderate their drinking on their own or with professional help. In this book, he helps people take control of their alcohol problems by teaching them how to think about and address their drinking habits.

Beginning with a set of self-assessments that reveal whether the reader’s use of alcohol is creating problems, Levy explains the causes of problem drinking and why it is so difficult to change. He also offers

* guidelines so readers can decide whether to try to moderate their drinking or to choose abstinence* a contract for moderate drinking in which readers decide what they will drink, how often and how much they will drink, and the situations they need to avoid
• advice for coping with slip-ups
• tools for fighting helplessness and the fear of failure* guidelines for knowing when moderation is not achievable

Many people are able to overcome their drinking problems without any formal help; Levy stresses the importance of personal commitment in this effort. For those who are unable to moderate their drinking, he provides comprehensive and compassionate guidelines and resources for abstaining.

This book empowers people to tackle their drinking problems and gives them the freedom to do so in a way that fits with their own lifestyles and values.

Johns Hopkins University Press

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Editorial Reviews

New England Psychologist
Taking a self-help approach, Levy... has produced a fine resource for those willing to take a look at their relationship with the bottle.

— Paul Efthim, PhD

Smart Recovery News & Views

As someone who has been in recovery for many years, i was skeptical of even the thought of trying to take control of my drinking. By using a couple of simple tests, Levy does a great job of walking you through the processes of analyzing whether you have a drinking problem... The book is an easy read and was an enjoyable and informative read for me. This is a great book for anyone in recovery or a person contemplating whether he or she has a drinking issue or not.

New England Psychologist - Paul Efthim

Taking a self-help approach, Levy... has produced a fine resource for those willing to take a look at their relationship with the bottle.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801886683
  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/2007
  • Pages: 264
  • Sales rank: 786,675
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael S. Levy, Ph.D., is the director of Clinical Treatment Services at CAB Health & Recovery Services, Inc. He is a lecturer in psychiatry at the Cambridge Health Alliance and at Harvard Medical School, and he maintains a private practice in psychotherapy. He writes extensively on substance abuse and its treatment.

Johns Hopkins University Press

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Read an Excerpt

"The CAGE Screening Tool

"If you answer "yes" to one or more of these questions, you may have a drinking problem.

"Have you ever felt that you should cut down on your drinking?

"Have people annoyed you by criticizing your drinking?

"Have you ever felt bad or guilty about your drinking?

"Have you ever had a drink the first thing in the morning to "steady your nerves" or get rid of a hangover?"—from Take Control of Your Drinking... And You May Not Need to Quit

Johns Hopkins University Press

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Table of Contents


Introduction     vii
Making Sense of Your Situation
Do You Have a Drinking Problem?     3
Why Does Drinking Cause You Difficulty?     14
Before You Get Started
Getting Ready and Staying Motivated     33
Can You Really Help Yourself?     48
You May Need Medical Help     59
What to Do: Abstinence or Moderation?     65
Moderating Your Drinking
Moderation: General Techniques     77
Your Personal Moderate Drinking Contract     84
Bumps and Detours with Mode Rate Drinking     107
Quitting Drinking and Staying Sober
Managing Your Thoughts to Quit Drinking     125
What You Must Do to Quit Drinking     138
Managing Urges to Use     149
Slips and Falls on the Path to Sobriety     159
Other Resources
The Need for Outside Treatment     175
Self-Help Groups     179
Professional Treatment     197
Medications     211
Afterword     223
Notes     225
Index     233
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2011

    A REAL Eye Opener. A must read

    This book really breaks down everything from if you want to control your drinking all the way down to if you want or should quit all together. I am buyering another one for my friend. It really helps you start the self evaluation process.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2013

    Great book, no-nonsense self-evaluation, non-judgmental, and rea

    Great book, no-nonsense self-evaluation, non-judgmental, and realistic look at the potential of controlling versus the necessity of abstaining.

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