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Overcoming Your Alcohol or Drug Problem Effective Recovery Strategies

ISBN-10: 0195307747
ISBN-13: 9780195307740
Edition: 2nd 2006 (Revised)
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Description: A substance abuse problem exists when one experiences any type of difficulty related to using alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs including illicit street drugs or prescribed drugs such as painkillers or tranquilisers. The difficulty can be in any area  More...

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Book details

List price: $29.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/15/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

A substance abuse problem exists when one experiences any type of difficulty related to using alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs including illicit street drugs or prescribed drugs such as painkillers or tranquilisers. The difficulty can be in any area of life: medical or physical, psychological, family, interpersonal, social, academic, occupational, legal, financial, or spiritual.This expanded new edition of the successful Graywind Publications title provides the reader with practical information and skills to help them understand and change a drug or alcohol problem. Designed to be used in conjunction with therapy or counselling, it focuses on special issues involved in stopping substance abuse and in changing behaviours or aspects of one's lifestyle that keep the substance use problem active. The information presented is derived from a wealth of research studies, anddiscusses the most effective recovery strategies from the examination of cognitive-behavioural treatment, coping skills training, and relapse prevention. In addition to addressing substance use problems, the recovery process, the relapse process, types of professional treatments available, andself-help groups, this expanded edition also includes a new chapter on the management of a co-occuring psychiatric disorder.

Overview of Substance Use Problems and Assessment
Introduction and Plan for Workbook
Recognizing Your Substance Use Problem
Recognizing Consequences of Your Substance Use
Change Issues and Strategies
Treatment Settings for Substance Use Problems
Stages of Change
How to Use Therapy or Counseling
Overview of Goal Planning
Managing Cravings and Urges to Use Substances
Managing Thoughts of Using Substances
Managing Emotions
Refusing Offers to Use Substances
Dealing With Family and Interpersonal Problems
Building a Recovery Support System
Self-Help Programs and Recovery Clubs
Medications for Substance Use Problems
Relapse Prevention, Progress Measurement, and Co-occurring Psychiatric Disorders
Relapse Prevention: Reducing the Risk of Relapse
Relapse Management: What to Do if You Lapse or Relapse
Strategies for Balanced Living
Measuring Your Progress
Managing a Co-occurring Psychiatric Disorder
Appendix
Helpful Resources
References and Suggested Readings
About the Authors

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