Staying Sober: A Guide for Relapse Prevention available in Paperback
This is the patient textbook for recovery and relapse prevention. While packed with powerful information about recovery and relapse prevention, it is written at the eighth-grade reading level to make information understandable by most patients.
Staying Sober explains addictive disease, Post Acute Withdrawal (PAW), recovery and partial recovery, mistaken beliefs about recovery and relapse, the relapse process, relapse prevention therapy, and the role of family involvement and relapse prevention support groups. Chapters are organized to parallel the recovery education process so each one can be used as a powerful therapeutic reading assignment to reinforce material covered in sessions.
|Publisher:||Herald Publishing House|
|Product dimensions:||5.46(w) x 8.04(h) x 0.55(d)|
About the Author
Terence T. Gorski, M.A., NCAC II is president and founder of the CENAPS Corporation, a training, consultation, and research firm specializing in recovery and relapse prevention. He is internationally recognized for his contribution to developing treatment technology for recovery and relapse prevention. His methods have been applied internationally to manage problems of addiction, mental health problems, violence and crime. He is a skilled cognitive and behavioral therapist with extensive training in experiential therapies. Terry is a prolific writer and has authored hundreds of publications including training courses, books, workbooks, videotapes and audiocassettes. His works have been translated in several languages.
Merlene Miller, M.A., through the CENAPS Corporation, has developed educational programs and materials for alcoholism and drug dependence treatment centers. Combining her writing skill and her professional knowledge, she has authored numerous books on alcoholism and addictions. She has worked as program coordinator for the alcoholism/drug dependence studies program at Park University in Kansas City as well as Graceland University in Independence, Missouri.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Staying sober is a constant fight, as anyone who has battled an addiction can imagine. Even if you've only tried changing a bad habit, you'll understand how easy it is to slip into old ways. Gorski breaks down the relapse process & shows just how important it is not to start. A very gradual, almost imperceptible breakdown of our program leads to falling off the cliff & back into addiction. A must read for anyone who has ever relapsed on drugs or alcohol.
This book contains clear and concise information regarding the disease of alcoholism in a quick & easy to read format. It helped me understand a great deal about the recovery process. I can't say enough good things about this book.