White Knuckles and Wishful Thinking: Learning from the Moment of Relapse in Alcoholism and Other Addictions / Edition 2

White Knuckles and Wishful Thinking: Learning from the Moment of Relapse in Alcoholism and Other Addictions / Edition 2

by George Manter DuWors, Everett Washington
     
 

What�s new about the second edition?

  • Completely revised and updated -- over 100 pages longer.
  • Includes �Learning from Relapse Workbook.�
  • Includes �SPARROW� model for coping.
  • Student exercises for every chapter.
  • Recovery exercises for every chapter.
  • Connects spirituality and relapse.
  • Develops concept of
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Overview

What�s new about the second edition?

  • Completely revised and updated -- over 100 pages longer.
  • Includes �Learning from Relapse Workbook.�
  • Includes �SPARROW� model for coping.
  • Student exercises for every chapter.
  • Recovery exercises for every chapter.
  • Connects spirituality and relapse.
  • Develops concept of �subliminal craving.�
  • Connects moment of relapse to tools for recovery as never before.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780889372245
Publisher:
Hogrefe & Huber Publishers
Publication date:
04/01/2000
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
393
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

REACTION CHAINS: PHYSICAL AND MENTAL
The Case of the Broken Shoelace
A Model, Not a Theory
Schools of Thought
Distillation of Purely Biochemical Theory
Putting Biochemistry in Perspective - Without Getting Rid of it!
What is a Hang-up?
How to Permanently Alter an "Automatic" Reaction
Links over Time and the Process of Relapse
The Tool: Reliving the Reaction
References
Recovery Exercises

THE MOMENT OF RELAPSE - USING THE "LOST KEYS" APPROACH
Into the Moment
Predictable Resistance
Different Tools, Same Job
Recovery Exercises

EXPLORING LINKS OF THE WISHFUL RELAPSE (ONE WON'T HURT)
Why Look?
One Won't Hurt - Moment of Decision
Starting with the Obvious: Two Observations and an Exercise
Denial of Denial
Experience, a Missing Link
Desire, Another Missing Link
A Decision in the Dark
The Affirmation
One Drink of What?
The Wish for Wishes
Euphoria
Boredom
The Hidden Guilt
External Links: Living Problems
Psychological Core Links
Instant Regression and the "Adult Child" Connection
Links Over Time: The Process of the Wishful Relapse
References
Recovery Exercises

THE LINKS OF THE WHITE-KNUCKLE RELAPSE (F- IT)
From Questions to Observations and Back
"I Quit"
"I've had it!" (With a Feeling of Snapping)
"What's the Use!"
"Who Cares"
Another Translation: "I Can't Cope"
Three P's: Partialization, Perspective, and Prevention
Prevention
Awareness, a Specific Role for Psychotherapy in Relapse Prevention
"My Way or the Highway": The Spiritual Significance of "F--- it"
References
Recovery Exercises
Three Tough Pills to Swallow - Forging the Links of Acceptance
Acceptance Reaction
The Myth of the Overnight Cure
The First Pill-Connecting Alcohol to Problems
The Second Pill-Eureka! It's the First Drink-How Come Nobody Told Me?
The Third Pill-"Power of Alcohol Equals Need for Help"
Something to Say Instead of "F--- it": "HELP!"
References
Recovery Exercises

THE RELAPSE POST-MORTEM - LINKS OVER TIME
The Concept
Barry's Relapse
Early Abstinence
Midway in Abstinence
Barry's Moment of Relapse
Barry and Group Debrief
References
Appendix to Chapter Six: The Learning From Relapse (LFR) Workbook

THE LINK(S) WE CALL DENIAL - A WALL AND A WILL
When Does Denial Exist?
The Wall Between Alcoholic Self and Others
Some Painful Reasons to Stay Out of the Other's Moccasins
The Wall Between Alcoholic and Self
The Will Behind the Wall
References
Recovery Exercises

DENIAL - FOUR WAYS TO CATCH IT IN THE ACT
Relapse Prevention as Denial Reduction
A Patient's Definition
Denial as Prejudice
Denial as "Not-Thinking-About-It"
Denial as "Isolation-of-the-Connected"
Pseudo-responsibility: "Beating Myself Up" as Denial
References
Recovery Exercises

DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE - THE DEVILISH LINKS OF DISOWNERSHIP
Dr. Jekyll, Meet Mr. Hyde-An Exercise
The Devil of Disownership
For the Reader in Early Recovery
Two Cultural Supports for this Dualism
I. The Spirit Versus the Flesh
II. Pavement for the Road to Hell
Dr. Jekyll and the Wishful Relapse
Dr. Jekyll and the White-Knucle Relapse
References
Recovery Exercises

THE IRON LAW OF OWNERSHIP - THE LINK THAT SETS US FREE
The Iron Law of Ownership
"So What" Number One-Ignorance Is No Excuse
Epitaph for a Sober Alcoholic
"So What" Number Two-Ownership is a Fact, Not a Should
"So What" Number Three-Two Things Only the "Owner" Can Provide
Ownership Versus Blame: a Parable
References
Recovery Exercises

ACCEPTANCE: WHY WE NEED IT
The Moment of Relapse as a Moment of Rejection
When Do We Need Acceptance?
Powerless-The Problem of Where Wanting Comes From
Powerless-The Problem of Turning Off Unwanted Wanting
Spiritual Note
Acceptance: What is it? Some Descriptive Definitions
References
Recovery Exercises

ACCEPTANCE: HOW TO DO IT
The "Sparrow" Method
"P" is for Prayer (and Meditation)
"A" is for action!
"R" is for "Read!"
The other "R" is for "Rethinking"
"O" is for "One Day At a Time"
"W" is for "Writing"
Tools for the Courage to Change
Conclusion
References
Recovery Exercises

DIRECT TREATMENT OF THE MINIMIZATION LINKS
I. How to Help a Minimizer Get Started
Recipe for Counter-Minimizing
II. Frustration Tag-Getting a Group to Talk
Recipe for Frustration Tag
Recovery Exercises

HOW TO SOLVE A PROBLEM, ANY PROBLEM
What Joe Wants
What Joe Got (Objective and Subjective)
What Joe Must Accept Versus What He Might Change
SPARROW and the Moment of Relapse
References
Recovery Exercises

WHEN THOSE RELAPSE THOUGHTS COME BACK
How Willpower Gets You Drunk
How Talking Keeps You Sober
Preparation For "Telephone Therapy"
A Tool-Role-Playing the Phone Call that Was Not Made
References
Recovery Exercises

LINKING THE LINKS: CHARACTER AND CRAVING
Fear of Abandonment as Craving
Character Defects as Craving
Transference as Craving
How to Use This Book
The Bottom Line

Appendix for Chemical Dependency Students
Acknowledgements
Index

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