Is your addiction taking control of your life? This book provides an integrative, seven-step program to help you finally overcome drug and alcohol addiction, once and for all.
If you struggle with addiction, seeking treatment is a powerful, positive first step toward eventual recovery. But gaining an understanding of the causes of addictionsuch as feelings of helplessness or loss of controlis also crucial for recovery. In this book, addiction expert Suzette Glasner-Edwards offers evidence-based techniques fusing cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, and mindfulness-based relapse prevention to help you move past your addictive behaviors.
On the long road to addiction recovery, you need as many tools as possible to help you stay sober and reach your destination. That’s why this is the first book to combine research-proven motivational techniques, CBT, and mindfulness-based strategies to help you create your own unique recovery plan. The book can be used on its own or as an adjunct to rehab or therapy. It also makes a wonderful resource for loved ones and professionals treating addiction.
If you're ready to take that important first step toward recovery, this book can help you beat your addiction and get back to living a full, meaningful life.
|Publisher:||New Harbinger Publications|
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About the Author
Suzette Glasner-Edwards, PhD, is associate professor of psychiatry at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). As a principal investigator at the UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs, her NIH-funded research in the area of behavioral treatments for addictions is widely published. She also maintains a private practice where she specializes in the use of cognitive behavioral, motivational, and mindfulness-based techniques to treat addictions and mental health problems.
Foreword writer Richard A. Rawson, PhD, is professor in residence in the department of psychiatry at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and codirector of the UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs. He has worked in the substance abuse field since 1974. Rawson started the Matrix Institute on Addictions and conducts training on topics including basic principles of addiction and addiction treatment for counselors, MFCCs, psychologists, and physicians, and much more.
Table of Contents
Part 1 Understanding Addictive Behaviors
1 How Addiction Happens 9
2 Addiction Is a Brain Disease 25
Part 2 Overcoming Addictive Behaviors
3 Step 1: Strengthen Your Motivation and Commit to Change 41
4 Step 2: Set Yourself Up to Succeed 57
5 Step 3: Become a "Self Expert" 83
6 Step 4: Respond to Cognitive Distortions 109
7 Step 5: Become Mindful 131
8 Step 6: Rediscover Rewards 151
9 Step 7: Conquer Challenging Emotions 173
10 Your Personalized Recovery Plan 197
Glasner-Edwards resides in Los Angeles, CA.