Addiction and Recovery for Dummies

ISBN-10: 0764576259

ISBN-13: 9780764576256

Edition: 2005

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Description: Evaluate medications and treatment programs Break free from addictive substances or behaviors and get a fresh start Think you have an addiction? This compassionate guide helps you identify the problem and work towards a healthy, realistic approach to recovery, explaining the latest clinical and self-help treatments for both adults and teens. This book also offers tips on reducing cravings, handling your relationships, and staying well for the long run. Discover how to Identify the reasons for addiction Choose the best treatment plan Handle slips and relapses Detect addictions in a loved one Find help and support

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Book details

List price: $18.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/24/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Brian F. Shaw, PhD, Paul Ritvo, PhD, and Jane Irvine, DPhil, are all university professors with more than 20 years' experience in private consulting.

Foreword.Introduction
The Hole in the Heart: Detecting Addiction
Addiction: What Is It?
Substance Use, Substance Abuse, and Addiction
Behavioral Addictions: Addictions Without Substances
Dancing with the Tiger: The Risks of Experimenting
Taking Those First Steps
Recognizing Addiction in Yourself and Others
Assessing Your Readiness: Do You Need Help Now?
Quitting: Easy to Say, Hard to Do
Examining Treatment Approaches
Treatment Choices
Reviewing Inpatient and Outpatient Treatment Options
Treating Physical Dependence
Twelve-Step Programs
Joining Self-Help and Support Groups
Alternative Treatments
Teen Treatment
Life in Recovery
Overcoming Barriers to Recovery
Handling Slips and Relapse
Handling Work and Family During Recovery
For Families and Friends: Ways to Make a Difference
The Part of Tens
Ten Ways to Help a Friend or Loved One
More Than Ten Self-Help Resources
Index
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