Discover Recovery: A Comprehensive Addiction Recovery Workbook

Discover Recovery: A Comprehensive Addiction Recovery Workbook

by Central Recovery


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A practical collection of evidence-based treatment modalities designed to assist the reader in developing the understanding and skills necessary to construct a solid foundation of recovery. Discover Recovery, using an applied approach, will allow readers to successfully integrate levels of change and address the many facets of recovery from substance and behavioral addiction.

Each chapter provides practical strategies and solutions that help strengthen one’s capacity to achieve and sustain recovery through didactic learning and skill development. Core issues are addressed that represent significant internal, interpersonal, and environmental obstacles for those new to recovery.

  • Speaks to the reader in a contemporary manner while respecting the pain of addiction and offering compassion, hope, and guidance.
  • Integrates time-tested wisdom and the spiritual principles of the Twelve Steps with the efficacy of current counseling theories and practice.
  • Addresses issues unique to families confronting addiction, trauma survivors, and those suffering with chronic pain.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781942094357
Publisher: Central Recovery Press, LLC
Publication date: 05/16/2017
Edition description: Workbook
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Since 2003, Central Recovery has built a network of companies on the belief that substance use disorders and chronic pain are treatable. This belief has driven us to develop a variety of avenues to provide hope to those who are suffering. From the evidence-based, client-centered treatment programs of The Las Vegas Recovery Center to the impressive list of published works of Central Recovery Press, we can serve the community and the entire country.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

Addiction and Its Manifestations 1

What Is Addiction? 1

What is Recovery? 27

Roadblocks to Recovery: Potential Challenges and Obstacles That Can Interfere with Your Recovery 41

Detoxing after Detox: Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS) 41

Playing Defense: Denial, Minimizing, Rationalizing, and Avoidance 43

Substituting One Manifestation of Addiction for Another 50

Acting Out on Anger and Resentments 55

Escaping and Numbing Uncomfortable, Painful Feelings 60

Stressing Out 71

Connecting the Dots between Stress and Trauma 75

Adding Injury to Injury: Unresolved Trauma 76

Taking Medication 78

Refusing to Part Ways with People, Places, Events, and Things 80

Thinking in Distortions and Clinging to Faulty Beliefs 83

Having Unrealistic Expectations 89

Floating on the Pink Cloud 92

Becoming Complacent 93

Continuing Your Journey of Recovery 96

Pathways to Recovery: Strategies, Suggestions, and Solutions to Strengthen Your Recover 99

Recovering One Day at a Time 100

Filling the Internal Emptiness 102

Breaking In Recovery-Oriented Ways of Thinking, Feeling, and Acting 102

Connecting the Dots between Thoughts, Feelings, and Actions 103

Recovery and the Four Points of Balance 107

Mental Balance 109

Emotional Balance 119

Physical Balance 125

Spiritual Balance 145

The Value of Twelve-Step Program Participation 159

Trauma, Addiction, and Recovery 163

What Is Trauma? 163

The Effects of Trauma 165

Trauma Can Take Many Forms 166

The Connection between Trauma and Addiction 168

What's the Difference between Stress and Trauma? 172

What's the Difference between Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)? 175

Trauma and the Brain 178

Retraumatization 182

Trauma Reenactment 182

Considerations for Healing from Trauma, Treatment, and Recovery 183

Trauma Self-Help Healing and Recovery Tips 184

Professional Trauma Treatment 189

Addiction as a Family Disease 193

Families as Systems 193

What Exactly Is Addiction? 194

In Your Defense 195

Positive Intentions, Unintended Results 198

Enabling 199

Codependency 204

Turning the Corner 211

Family Recovery 213

What Is Recovery for Family Members/Significant Others? 213

The Therapeutic Value of Connection and Support through Mutual Aid/Twelve-Step Programs 217

Self-Care and Balance 221

A Continuing Journey 229

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