The Addiction Recovery Skills Workbook: Changing Addictive Behaviors Using CBT, Mindfulness, and Motivational Interviewing Techniques

The Addiction Recovery Skills Workbook: Changing Addictive Behaviors Using CBT, Mindfulness, and Motivational Interviewing Techniques

Suzette Glasner-Edwards

An Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Self-Help Book Recommendation.

Winner of the 4Th International Beverly Hills Book Awards in the category of Addiction & Recovery!

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 addiction—such as feelings of helplessness or loss of control—is 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.

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An Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Self-Help Book Recommendation.

Winner of the 4Th International Beverly Hills Book Awards in the category of Addiction & Recovery!

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 addiction—such as feelings of helplessness or loss of control—is 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.

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Item ARSW
ISBN# 9781626252783
Pages 224
Cover softback
Year 2015

Authors

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.

Contents

Foreword

Introduction

Part 1: Understanding Addictive Behaviors

1. How Addiction Happens

2. Addiction Is a Brain Disease

Part 2: Overcoming Addictive Behaviors

3. Step 1: Strengthen Your Motivation and Commit to Change

4. Step 2: Set Yourself Up to Succeed

5. Step 3: Become a “Self Expert”

6. Step 4: Respond to Cognitive Distortions

7. Step 5: Become Mindful

8. Step 6: Rediscover Rewards

9. Step 7: Conquer Challenging Emotions

10. Your Personalized Recovery Plan

Acknowledgements

Resources

References

Excerpts

I remember in the 1980s being told by a seasoned counselor that “clients” should not be educated about addiction, because if would allow them to feel like they could understand and “control” their drug use and this would interfere with their surrendering to their disease. For many years, addicted individuals in treatment programs were repeatedly told that they should shut up and just do what they were told. More recently, we hear celebrity endorsements for luxury treatment programs and quasi-religions which suggest that if you simply pay lots of money to these organizations and follow their science fiction or their narcissistically-inspired formulas, it is very possible to become “cured” and avoid the hard work of recovery. This is an attractive and seductive message, but an inaccurate one – it creates false hopes, but great profit margins. Both of these messages have been detrimental to the recovery efforts of many people.

The Addiction Recovery Workbook reflects a sophisticated knowledge of how to effectively communicate to people struggling with substance abuse disorders. The workbook has been developed with a keen awareness of the scientific literature on the nature of addiction and the information and skills that are useful in helping people to stop using alcohol or drugs and develop a positive and sustainable recovery.

Reviews

“A cutting-edge, comprehensive, and interactive approach to the science of addiction recovery, written with great respect and compassion for the reader. Anyone struggling with the demons of addiction will find real help here, and hope.”

—Terri Cheney, author of the New York Times bestseller Manic

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