The groundbreaking method that upends current treatment models and “offers collective hope to families of substance abusers” (Kirkus Reviews), helping loved ones conquer addiction and compulsion problems through positive reinforcement and kindness—from the leaders in progressive addiction treatment in the US. Beyond Addiction goes beyond the theatrics of interventions and tough love to show family and friends how they can use kindness, positive reinforcement, and motivational and behavioral strategies to help someone change. Drawing on forty collective years of research and decades of clinical experience, the authors present the best practical advice science has to offer. Delivered with warmth, optimism, and humor, Beyond Addiction defines a new, empowered role for friends and family and a paradigm shift for the field. This new approach is not only less daunting for both the substance abuser and his family, but is more effective as well. Learn how to use the transformative power of relationships for positive change, guided by exercises and examples. Practice what really works in therapy and in everyday life, and discover many different treatment options along with tips for navigating the system. And have hope: this guide is a life raft for parents, family, and friends—offering “reminders that although no one can make another person change, there is much that can be done to make change seem appealing and possible” (Publishers Weekly).
Assess, Rebuild, Connect is the comprehensive resource that guides individuals and their loved ones through the three phases of addiction recovery and into a life of sustained sobriety. Featuring reflection questions and room for written responses, plus real-life success stories to inspire and encourage, Assess, Rebuild, Connect provides a trusted companion through pre-treatment, treatment, and aftercare. Readers will be empowered to: ASSESS their issues and obstacles and set realistic expectations about the journey ahead. REBUILD the most important parts of their lives: trust in themselves and in the process; self-respect and confidence; and coping skills for tasks such as finding a safe place to life, getting a job, or returning to school. CONNECT with the real world outside of addiction, repairing relationships and managing the challenges of maintaining lifelong sobriety. Based on decades of clinical experience, Assess, Rebuild, Connect is a down-to-earth tool for creating a new life beyond addiction—the life everyone deserves!
The latest information on gender-specific treatment of addiction and recovery can be found in this go-to manual for parents seeking direction to help their daughters. Step-by-step guidelines present tools for recognizing substance abuse in young women; communicating with them and their care providers; dealing with relapse and long-term recovery; and managing parental shame, guilt, fear, anger, and loving detachment. Linda Dahl is the author of six books, including Morning Glory (2012), chosen as a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. A mother of two, she currently resides in New York.
The Partner's 20 Minute Guide helps partners change their loved one's substance use. Developed by psychologists at the Center for Motivation and Change, the 20 Minute Guide pulls from Motivational Interviewing (MI), CRAFT (Community Reinforcement and Family Training), Cognitive Behavioral Treatment (CBT), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to give family members the best tools to help a loved one change their substance use while staying connected and using the power of science and kindness. This guide will help you with such tools as: How to react when your child has been using substances and when he has NOT been using; How to utilize your support network as effectively as possible; Getting more of what you want to see from your spouse and less of what you don't; How to talk to your partner so that you are more likely to be heard; How to take care of yourself all along the way.