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12 More Stupid Things That Mess Up Recovery

12 More Stupid Things That Mess Up Recovery Author Allen Berger
ISBN-10 9781616496555
Release 2016-06-14
Pages 140
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This book gives you the tools you need to work through twelve pitfalls that you are likely to encounter on your path to long-term recovery. Whether you are facing relapse, learning to overcoming complacency, or take responsibility for your feelings and actions, this book will equip you to overcome some of the most common relapse hazards. Recovery from addiction is often compared to a journey where you meet new people, rejuvenate your mind, body, and spirit, and learn new things about yourself that give you hope for the future. But like all journeys, there are also pitfalls that can jeopardize your sobriety.With his popular book, 12 Stupid Things That Mess Up Recovery, Allen Berger has shown many people how to confront self-defeating thoughts and behaviors that can sabotage their sobriety. In this sequel, Allen gives you the tools you need to work through twelve pitfalls that you are likely to encounter on your path to long-term recovery. Whether you are facing relapse, learning to overcome complacency, or taking responsibility for your feelings and actions, this book will equip you to overcome some of the most common relapse hazards as you make your trek along “the Road of Happy Destiny.”



12 Stupid Things That Mess Up Recovery

12 Stupid Things That Mess Up Recovery Author Allen Berger
ISBN-10 9781592857883
Release 2009-06-03
Pages 136
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Concise advice on hunting down the personal culprits that sabotage sobriety and personal happiness. To grow in recovery, we must grow up emotionally. This means getting honest with ourselves and facing up to the self-defeating thoughts and actions that put our sobriety at risk. Although there are as many ways to mess up recovery as there are alcoholics and addicts, some general themes exist, which includeconfusing self-concern with selfishnessnot making amendsusing the program to try to become perfectnot getting help for relationship troublesbelieving that life should be easyIn simple, down-to-earth language, Allen Berger explores the twelve most commonly confronted beliefs and attitudes that can sabotage recovery. He then provides tools for working through these problems in daily life. This useful guide offers fresh perspectives on how the process of change begins with basic self-awareness and a commitment to working a daily program.



12 Smart Things to Do When the Booze and Drugs Are Gone

12 Smart Things to Do When the Booze and Drugs Are Gone Author Allen Berger
ISBN-10 9781592859955
Release 2010-09-08
Pages 192
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The author of the classic 12 Stupid Things That Mess Up Recovery offers a fresh list of "smart" things to do to attain and sustain emotional sobriety. The author of the recovery mainstay12 Stupid Things That Mess Up Recovery offers a fresh list of "smart" things to do to attain and sustain emotional sobriety. Whether it's called "dry drunk" or "white knuckle sobriety," it's that stage in recovery when we realize that "putting the plug in the jug" isn't enough. The next step is taking responsibility for the emotional immaturity that fuels our addictive personality and has a tremendous impact on ourselves and others. Allen Berger, PhD, draws on the teachings of Bill W. and psychotherapy pioneers to offer twelve hallmarks of emotional sobriety that, when practiced, give people the confidence to be accountable for their behavior, ask for what they want and need, and grow and develop a deeper trust in the process of life. These smart things include:understanding who you are and what's important to youlearning not to take others' reactions personallytrusting your inner compasstaking responsibility for your reactions to problematic situationsIt is in these practices that we find release from what Bill W. described as an "absolute dependency" on people or circumstances, and develop the tools to find prestige, security, and belonging within.



12 Hidden Rewards of Making Amends

12 Hidden Rewards of Making Amends Author Allen Berger
ISBN-10 9781616494940
Release 2013-06-01
Pages 200
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Popular recovery author Allen Berger, PhD, guides us in working three of the most challenging of the Twelve Steps to reap the abundant rewards of making amends. Letting go of resentment and forgiving ourselves for our past wrongs are critical to recovery from alcohol and other drugs. Yet, Steps Eight, Nine, and Ten, which focus on making amends, can be some of the most challenging to work, because we must face ourselves and those who we have hurt or damaged.In 12 Hidden Rewards of Making Amends, Allen Berger, PhD, uses the same supportive, down-to-earth style as in his popular book 12 Stupid Things That Mess Up Recovery. His creative tools and tips will help us let go of anger, heal strained relationships, and make financial and emotional restitution. Through this transformative process we can:recover and maintain integrityresolve or complete unfinished businessrestore trust, self-esteem, and self-confidencedeepen our spirituality and peace of mindreinforce a strong commitment to recoveryBy being accountable for our words and actions and moving forward with a compassionate and constructive approach to the world, we decrease our chance of relapse and learn to maintain a healthy, balanced life.



Full Recovery

Full Recovery Author Brian McAlister
ISBN-10 9780982394830
Release 2015-08-25
Pages 264
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It’s no wonder Full Recovery has become the go-to resource for those in recovery and treatment professionals alike. Brian McAlister’s personal journey from nomadic drug-addicted biker to successful entrepreneur and businessman is beyond inspirational. More than simply serving as a renowned guide for navigating the road to recovery, McAlister takes readers on a spiritual journey of empowerment and self-discovery. By way of his own personal challenges, Brian discovered the secret that turns addiction and limitation into inspiration. He then created this revolutionary program to help others turn their own defeat into personal success. Overcoming addictive behavior is really just the beginning of recovery. Full Recovery provides practical instruction on harnessing the intense single-minded focus so common in addictive personalities, and redirecting that power of focus to improve interpersonal relationships, achieve financial abundance, and increase career satisfaction. No matter where you are on the road to recovery, this program will help you unlock your creativity, design a personal action plan for your life, create momentum, and achieve measurable results.



Don t Let the Bastards Grind You Down

Don t Let the Bastards Grind You Down Author Georgia W.
ISBN-10 0981708803
Release 2009-01-01
Pages 168
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No matter what happens, you dont have to pick up a drink or drug today. These words tend to strike fear in the hearts of many alcoholics and addicts who are new to recovery, because just one day without booze or drugs may as well be an eternity. It can seem like an impossible task to get through twenty-four hours, never mind a week or a month so just how do we get that proverbial monkey off our back? This book is full of suggestions that can work for anyone who is new to recovery or trying to get clean and sober again. The author has drawn on her own experiences and that of others in early recovery to determine the Fifty Things Every Alcoholic and Addict Should Know, including: The First Thirty Days What to expect and how to get through it Things to Avoid Protecting your recovery and coping with stress Relapse Warning signs and moving forward if it happens Family How to include them and re-build relationship Dating in Recovery - The not so good, the bad and the ugly Dry Drunk How not to be one Twelve Step Programs How they work and what you should know If you have a substance abuse problem and want to quit or are new to sobriety and dont know what to expect, read this book. Its different, down to earth and a very easy read. 'Don't Let the Bastards Grind You Down is not your typical recovery book. Tom Chenault, Radio Talk Show Host and Recovering Alcoholic.



Sober But Stuck

Sober But Stuck Author Dan F.
ISBN-10 9781592859214
Release 2010-03-24
Pages 228
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Sober But Stuck addresses common issues, such as fear of failure, unhealthy relationships, and resentments, that can act as barriers to serenity and ultimately threaten sobriety. People in recovery soon find out that maintaining abstinence from alcohol and other drugs is only half the battle. Sober But Stuck addresses the issues that can act as barriers to serenity and ultimately threaten sobriety. Sober But Stuck topics include fear of failure, unhealthy or dependent relationships, resentments, and more. Provides needed encouragement for maintaining recovery from alcohol and other drugs.



Alive Again

Alive Again Author Howard C. Samuels
ISBN-10 9781118520468
Release 2013-04-01
Pages 288
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A powerful book on addiction recovery by a doctor who overcame addiction himself, the renowned founder and president of The Hills Treatment Center in Los Angeles Howard Samuels is one of the world's leading drug and alcohol addiction experts who runs the prestigious The Hills Treatment Center in Los Angeles. Decades ago, from the age of sixteen until he was thirty-two, Dr. Samuels had his own intense struggle with addiction to cocaine and heroin. Using his own compelling story as inspiration as well as case studies of his patients from all walks of life, Dr. Samuels shows how readers can recover from alcoholism and drug addiction by following this 12-step program to happiness and fulfillment in sobriety. This self-help book provides hope, inspiration, and prescriptive advice for those who want to recover as well as guidance for friends and family members seeking help for someone they love. Written from the unique perspective of a recovering addict who has helped thousands of people overcome addiction to alcohol and drugs Shares with readers for the first time in book form The Hills' world-renowned treatment program Tells Samuels' personal recovery story as the son of a prominent politician and businessman among the rich and famous in New York and Washington Contains a groundbreaking prescriptive program showing how to work each of the 12 steps Examines the cause of addictions, relapses, and fallback addictions Contains important information for family and friends of those struggling with addiction, including steps for intervention and healing The author appears regularly on TV



Overcoming Crystal Meth Addiction

Overcoming Crystal Meth Addiction Author Steven J. Lee
ISBN-10 9780786735532
Release 2009-03-25
Pages 304
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In Overcoming Crystal Methamphetamine Addiction, one of the few books to address the topic for a general audience, Dr. Steven Lee, MD, a psychiatrist who specializes in crystal meth addiction, offers a complete guide to the drug, its effects, and how to overcome it. Based on extensive scientific and social research and drawing from his professional experience, he covers everything from the definition and history of crystal meth to the physical and psychological effects; from dealing with the addictive personality to helping a friend or family member cope with it. He focuses on understanding rather than outright condemnation of the drug, and empathetically covers all of the crucial questions: What is crystal meth? How is it made? How does it affect the body? How do you know if you're addicted to it? How do you stop using it? What if you don't want to stop? If you are going to use CM anyway, how can you minimize the damage? What if you quit but slipped and used again?



Thinking Simply About Addiction

Thinking Simply About Addiction Author Richard Sandor
ISBN-10 9781101022269
Release 2009-03-05
Pages 208
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This profound yet practical guide by a veteran recovery professional goes further than any other book in pinpointing why addictions are so tenacious, how we all suffer from them to a greater or lesser extent, and the true, time-tested steps toward freeing yourself. No social problem today causes greater confusion than addiction. Whatever form it takes?alcohol, heroin, cocaine, nicotine, etc.?it tears apart homes and relationships, destroys careers and futures, and leaves loved ones asking: Why couldn?t he stop once and for all? Or ?get better?? Or control himself? Despite everything that?s been said and written, many people remain deeply confounded about these problems. The addiction-treatment field itself is in a state of civil war because there is no consensus on what addiction is, much less what to do about it. Based on years of hard-won experience by a preeminent specialist in addictive behavior, Thinking Simply About Addiction explains the core truth of addiction: It is not a neurosis, a physical malady, a behavioral choice, or, in the narrowest sense, a moral failure. It is an ?automatism??an involuntary, non-stoppable behavior that once triggered leaves the addict powerless. It is a human problem and a part of human nature. As such, it is something that we all experience. In four to-the-point chapters, Thinking Simply About Addiction rises above the noise level and provides real-world help and new ways of thinking for addicts and those who care for them. Its insights are so profoundly clear and sensible that many readers will be able to say: Finally, someone gets it.



The Recovery Book

The Recovery Book Author Al J. Mooney
ISBN-10 9780761183150
Release 2014-09-09
Pages 624
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“A classic. Read it. Use it. It can help guide you step by step into the bright light of the world of recovery.” —from the Foreword by Harry Haroutunian, M.D., Physician Director, Betty Ford Center “The Recovery Book is the Bible of recovery. Everything you need to know you will find in here.” —Neil Scott, host, Recovery Coast to Coast radio Hope, support, and a clear road map for people with drug or alcohol addiction. Announcing a completely revised and updated second edition of The Recovery Book, the Bible of addiction recovery. The Recovery Book provides a direct and easy-to-follow road map to every step in the recovery process, from the momentous decision to quit to the emotional, physical, and spiritual issues that arise along the way. Its comprehensive and effective advice speaks to people with addiction, their loved ones, and addiction professionals who need a proven, trusted resource and a supportive voice. The new edition of The Recovery Book features the revolutionary Recovery Zone System, which divides a life in recovery into three chronological zones and provides guidance on exactly what to do in each zone. First is the Red Zone, where the reader is encouraged to stop everything, activate their recovery and save their life. Next is the Yellow Zone, where the reader can begin to rebuild a life that was torn apart by addiction. Finally, the reader reaches the Green Zone, where he can enjoy a life a recovery and help others. Readers also learn how to use the Recovery Zone ReCheck, a simple, yet very effective relapse prevention tool. The Recovery Zone System works hand-in-hand with the 12-step philosophy and all other recovery methods. In addition, The Recovery Book covers new knowledge about addiction mechanisms and neuroplasticity, explaining how alcohol and drugs alter the brain. The authors outline a simple daily practice, called TAMERS, that helps people to use those same processes to “remold their brains” around recovery, eventually making sobriety a routine way of life. Written by Al J. Mooney, M.D., a recovery activist who speaks internationally on recovery, and health journalists Catherine Dold and Howard Eisenberg, The Recovery Book covers all the latest in addiction science and recovery methods. In 26 chapters and over 600 pages, The Recovery Book tackles issues such as: Committing to Recovery: Identifying and accepting the problem; deciding to get sober. Treatment Options: Extensive information on all current options, and how to choose a program. AA and other 12-Step Fellowships: How to get involved in a mutual-support group and what it can do for you. Addiction Science and Neuroplasticity: How alcohol and drugs alter pathways in the brain, and how to use the same processes to remold the brain around recovery. Relapse Prevention: The Recovery Zone ReCheck, a simple new technique to anticipate and avoid relapses. Rebuilding Your Life: How to handle relationships, socializing, work, education, and finances. Physical and Mental Health: Tips for getting healthy; how to handle common ailments. Pain Control: How to deal with pain in recovery; how to avoid a relapse if you need pain control for surgery or emergency care. Family and Friends: How you can help a loved one with addiction, and how you can help yourself. Raising Substance-Free Kids: How to “addiction-proof” your child. The Epidemic of Prescription Drugs: Now a bigger problem than illegal drugs. Dr. Al J. Mooney has been helping alcoholics and addicts get their lives back for more than thirty years, using both his professional and personal experiences at his family’s treatment center, Willingway, and most recently through his work as medical director for The Healing Place of Wake County (NC), a homeless shelter. The Recovery Book will help millions gain control of their mind, their body, their life, and their happiness. www.TheRecoveryBook.com



How to Get the Most Out of Group Therapy

How to Get the Most Out of Group Therapy Author
ISBN-10 1592854079
Release 2007-02-21
Pages 25
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Entering group therapy for the first time can be frightening. This pamphlet can help reduce the fear by clearing up some of the misconceptions people may have about group therapy. It also offers some practical tools that will help first-time group therapy members get the most out of this experience. - Prelim. pages.



Rewired

Rewired Author Erica Spiegelman
ISBN-10 9781578265664
Release 2015-04-28
Pages 144
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A REVOLUTIONARY NEW APPROACH TO ADDICTION RECOVERY FROM AN ADDICTION EXPERT Rewired is a new, breakthrough approach to fighting addiction and self-damaging behavior by acknowledging our personal power to bring ourselves back from the brink. Centered on the concept of self-actualization, Rewired will guide you towards not only physical sobriety, but a mental, emotional, and spiritual sobriety by learning to identify key principles within yourself, including authenticity, honesty, gratitude, and understanding a need for solitude. Rewired addresses the whole self; just as addiction affects every part of one’s life, so too must its treatment. By helping us to build a healthy space to support our own recovery, we can rewrite the negative behaviors that result in addiction. Usable in conjunction with or in place of 12-step programs, Rewired allows for a more holistic approach, helping to create a personalized treatment plan that is right for you. Each section in Rewired includes: - Personal anecdotes from the author’s own struggles with alcoholism and addiction - Inspiring true success stories of patients overcoming their addictions - Questions to engage you into finding what is missing from your recovery - Positive affirmations and intentions to guide and motivate With all the variables, both physical and emotional, that play into overcoming addiction, Rewired enables us to stay strong and positive as we progress on the path to recovery. Rewired teaches patience and compassion, the two cornerstones of a new, humanist approach to curing addiction. Remember, addicts are not broken people that need to be fixed—they just have a few crossed wires.



Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous Author Bill W.
ISBN-10 UOM:39015020984400
Release 1955
Pages 575
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Alcoholics Anonymous has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Alcoholics Anonymous also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Alcoholics Anonymous book for free.



Beyond Belief Agnostic Musings for 12 Step Life

Beyond Belief  Agnostic Musings for 12 Step Life Author Joe C.
ISBN-10 9780988115712
Release 2013-01-21
Pages 420
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A 21st century look at addiction and recovery, Beyond Belief is the first daily reflection written for everyone, regardless of ones worldview. Over 500,000 daily reflection books are bought every year. There are specialty books for women, men, youth, newcomers, people who love addicts/alcoholics and substance or process specific addictions. Beyond Belief is the first in the genre that includes humanists, agnostics and atheist into the Twelve Step/Twelve Tradition dialogue. Drawing on philosophy, psychology, art, science, the wisdom of the rooms and existing Twelve Step and recovery literature ,Beyond Belief offers 365 one day musings with a 21st century slant at life in recovery. An index of over one hundred subjects, end notes and a bibliography offer readers extensive resources if they have a more in-depth appetite for a certain subject than offered by a one-page thought for the day. John McAndrew, MDiv of Sensible Spirituality Associates, Palm Springs CA says, "Thank you Joe for this wonderful place to start each day. No arguments about God, no belief systems to defend or attack--just a wealth of rich, thoughtful reflections." Ernest Kurtz, author of Experiencing Spirituality and Not God: A History of Alcoholics Anonymous, says, "The book is aimed at a general 12-Step readership, but it is mindful that there heretofore exists no such aids for unbelievers, freethinkers, and the unconventionally spiritual. Given that the latest Pew survey found that twenty percent of American people list their religion as 'None,' it is certainly time that the Recovery world took into consideration this population's needs. Beyond Belief addressees that need in a confident, non-aggressive way. I doubt that any believer will find anything objectionable in its pages. This believer, for one, finds much that is spiritually helpful.".



Overcoming Alcohol Use Problems

Overcoming Alcohol Use Problems Author Elizabeth E. Epstein
ISBN-10 9780195322798
Release 2009-04-27
Pages 208
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Alcohol use can have negative effects on your day-to-day functioning, health, and relationships. If drinking is a problem in your life, this program can help you regain control. It has been developed with the benefit of each author's 25+ years of clinical experience in treating substance abusers and has been proven effective in helping individuals to achieve and maintain abstinence. Over the course of 12 weeks, you will meet with a qualified mental health or addictions professional to learn various skills and strategies for quitting drinking and staying sober. Together, you will come up with an abstinence plan that fits your needs.The program involves self-recording to help you identify your drinking patterns and triggers. You will plan for managing high-risk situations, including interactions with other drinkers in your social network. Urges to drink are to be expected and you will learn ways to deal with them. Focusing on the negative consequences of drinking will help motivate you to stop. As you experience the rewards of sobriety and find positive alternatives to drinking, remaining abstinent will become easier. You will also learn useful techniques for managing negative emotions and challenging alcohol-related thoughts. Other areas you may work on in this program include how to cope with anxiety and depression, build social support, be assertive, manage anger, and problem solve. Before ending treatment, you will need to make a plan for maintaining your gains and prepare for handling slips and relapses.It is important that you be an active participant in your treatment. You can use this workbook to follow along with the information presented by your therapist and to do exercises in session. Each chapter provides instructions and forms for compelling assignments. With your efforts in this program and committment to abstinence, you can overcome your alcohol problems.TreatmentsThatWorkTM represents the gold standard of behavioral healthcare interventions! DT All programs have been rigorously tested in clinical trials and are backed by years of research DT A prestigious scientific advisory board, led by series Editor-In-Chief David H. Barlow, reviews and evaluates each intervention to ensure that it meets the highest standard of evidence so you can be confident that you are using the most effective treatment available to date DT Our books are reliable and effective and make it easy for you to provide your clients with the best care available DT Our corresponding workbooks contain psychoeducational information, forms and worksheets, and homework assignments to keep clients engaged and motivated DT A companion website (www.oup.com/us/ttw) offers downloadable clinical tools and helpful resources DT Continuing Education (CE) Credits are now available on select titles in collaboration with PsychoEducational Resources, Inc. (PER)



Love Secrets Revealed

Love Secrets Revealed Author Allen Berger
ISBN-10 9780757303975
Release 2006-09-15
Pages 230
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Stop Working at Your Relationship and Make It Work Instead "He's clueless. . . ." "She's too needy." "Maybe if I just work harder at it." "I feel like we're roommates, not lovers." If this sounds like your current relationship, you might be thinking you fell for the wrong person—but, as Dr. Allen Berger reveals, it's more likely that you’ve just fallen for the biggest myths about relationships, which result in unreasonable expectations. Myths like: love is the most important thing in a between partners, compromise is necessary and fair, and working harder at relationships will make them better. Using his thirty years of experience as a couples' therapist, Dr. Berger will help you take off the blinders and move on with a new level of intimacy, communication and connection with your partner. Through compelling case studies, field-tested exercises and no-nonsense tips, you'll discover the relationship myths that may be holding you back and how to: Get back "in sync" with your partner Notice relationship red flags before it's too late Avoid blow-ups over difficult situations Revitalize the connection you had when you first met Love Secrets Revealed gives you the tools to single-handedly make a difference in your relationship—starting today.