Addiction and trauma are two of the most common and difficult issues that people face. In this motivating book, leading expert Lisa Najavits explains the link between addiction and trauma and presents science-based self-help strategies that you can use no matter where you are in your recovery. Every chapter features inspiring words from people who have "been there," plus carefully designed reflection questions, exercises, and other practical tools. Learn how you can: *Build coping skills so that the future is better than the past. *Keep yourself safe and find support. *Set your own goals and make a plan to achieve them at your own pace. *Choose compassion over self-blame and shame. *Move toward your best selfthe person you want to be. If you are a family member or friend seeking to support a loved oneor a helping professionalthis book is also for you. Now in a convenient large-size format, the revised edition features added materials for professional and peer counselors. First edition title: Recovery from Trauma, Addiction, or Both. Mental health professionals, see also the author's Seeking Safety: A Treatment Manual for PTSD and Substance Abuse, which presents an evidence-based treatment approach developed specifically for PTSD and substance abuse.
|Publisher:||Guilford Publications, Inc.|
|Edition description:||Revised Edition|
|Product dimensions:||7.90(w) x 10.40(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Lisa M. Najavits, PhD, is currently Adjunct Professor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and previously was on faculty at Harvard Medical School for 25 years and Boston University School of Medicine and the Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System for 12 years. She is author of over 180 publications, including the books Seeking Safety: A Treatment Manual for PTSD and Substance Abuse (for mental health professionals) and Finding Your Best Self, Revised Edition: Recovery from Addiction, Trauma, or Both (for general readers). She is Director of Treatment Innovations, which conducts research and training related to mental health and addiction. Dr. Najavits serves on the boards of numerous journals, including the Journal of Traumatic Stress, Journal of Gambling Studies, Journal of Dual Diagnosis, and Psychological Trauma, and has received awards including the Betty Ford Award from the Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse, the Emerging Leadership Award from the Committee on Women in Psychology of the American Psychological Association, the Early Career Contribution Award from the Society for Psychotherapy Research, and the Young Professional Award from the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. She also served as president of the Society of Addiction Psychology of the American Psychological Association. Her major clinical and research interests include addiction, trauma, co-occurring disorders, community-based care, veterans' mental health, development of new counseling models, and clinical trials research. She has a private psychotherapy practice in Massachusetts.
Table of Contents1. Moving forward from trauma, addiction, or both 2. Starting out 3. “Things turn out okay”--David’s experience 4. It’s medical--you’re not crazy, lazy, or bad 5. How do people change? 6. The world is your school 7. Listen to your behavior 8. Wish versus reality 9. Find your way 10. Possible selves 11. The language of trauma and addiction 12. Safe coping skills 13. Social pain 14. True self-compassion 15. Why trauma and addiction go together 16. Forgiving yourself 17. Body and biology 18. Getting to a calm place: The skill of grounding 19. The culture of silence 20. Motivation: Leverage one problem to help another 21. Tip the Scales recovery plan 22. Every child is a detective 23. How to survive a relapse 24. See the link 25. Practice 26. Identity: How you view yourself 27. Perception: How others view you 28. The decision to grow 29. Dark feelings: Rage, hatred, revenge, bitterness 30. Imagination 31. Create a healing image 32. Find a good counselor 33. Two types of trauma counseling 34. What the wounded can give back 35. “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars” Appendix A. How others can help--family, friends, partners, sponsors, counselors Appendix B. How to conduct Finding Your Best Self as a counseling or peer model Appendix C. Resources Appendix D. Excessive Behavior Scale Appendix E. Brief quiz on trauma and addiction: Knowledge is power
Anyone who is working to recover from trauma, addiction, or both; also of interest to mental health professionals and substance abuse counselors.