The Challenged Addict: Addiction Recovery with Concurring Developmental Disorders

The Challenged Addict: Addiction Recovery with Concurring Developmental Disorders

by Hannah Carlson Jurewicz LPC CCDP-D, Dale Carlson (Editor)


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781884158445
Publisher: Bick Publishing House
Publication date: 01/15/2018
Pages: 170
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Section I: The Nature of the Beast: How & Why We Become Addicted

STORY: I was supposed to be the protector.

Substance Abuse Disorder

Substance Abuse Disorder Characteristics

Addiction Is a Progressive Disease

Stages in Addiction/Alcoholism

Biology: What’s Behind the Scenes?

Evolution Gone Awry?

From Drug Discovery to Abuse and Addiction

Environment: What We See, Hear, Experience

Important Environmental Influences

STORY: I live in the black box; so now you know where to find me.

Section II: Phoenix Rising: Many of Us Can & Do Recover

How to Identify Candidates for this Approach Using Learning

Disabilities and Recovery Capital Screening Tools

Simple Screening Tool for a Learning Disability

Checklist for Possible Presence of a Learning Disability

Assessing Recovery Capital

Recovery Capital Scale

Challenged Individuals and Compassion Fatigue:

The Clinical Perfect Storm and the Revolving

Door for Recidivism

Supported Sobriety: Recovery Program for Living

24-hour Recovery Plan: Building critical skills

24 Hour Plan — Positive Sober Behavior

Tools and Exercises, and Recovery Binder

Each 24-hour Plan Step in Greater Detail

Step 1: Self-reflection

Step 2: Talk to another sober addict or alcoholic

Step 3: Go to a NA or AA meeting

Step 4: Do something positive for myself and another person

Step 5: Pray or meditate

Strategy Sessions to use in Steps 1 and 5

Strategy 1: My Gratitude List

Strategy 2: Attitude of Gratitude: Change My Perspective or Point of View

Strategy 3: Let It Go/Turn It Over: Owning My Feelings & Letting Them Go

Strategy 4: The Serenity Prayer

Strategy 5: “I Statements” About How I Feel and What I Need


How Do I Feel?

How Do I Respond?

What Happens When I Am Sober and Grateful, What Happens When I Use Drugs or Alcohol and Am Angry

Grounding or Stress Relief Tool

Trigger Management

Alcoholics Anonymous 12-steps with Adaptation for Use

During Steps 1 and 5 in the 24-hour Plan

Person-centered Approach

Media Flood

Positive Activities

Recovery vs. Relapse

Self-directed Relapse Prevention Crisis Plan

STORY: Bright Lights, Big City: My Descent into the Horror Show

Section III: Staff Training to Supported Sobriety

Navigating the Recovery Journey Together

It’s All About the Relationship

Stages of Change: Stages of Recovery

Co-occurring Quadrant

Positive Behavioral Supports

Supported Sobriety Positive Behavior Support Plan

Proactive Strategies

Reactive Strategies

Recovery Response

Supporting Team and Family Members

Starting a Self-Help Group

Forming a Meeting

Core Group

Define Your Support Group

Publicize Your Support Group

First Meeting

Delegating Responsibilities: Recruiting and Rotating Volunteers

Group Decision Making

Group Meeting Format

Ten Characteristics of an Effective Group

When Things Go Wrong: A Trouble-Shooter’s Guide



Online Resources & References


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