Get Your Loved One Sober

Get Your Loved One Sober

Key Features: --CRAFT is more effective than other types of interventions.This breakthrough new system is sweeping the recovery field. This is its first introduction to the general public.

Author: Robert J Meyers

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781592857753

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

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The first general consumer book ever on the powerful, award-winning, scientifically proven new system of intervention that is turning the recovery field on its head. Historically there have been few options available for individuals seeking help for treatment-resistant loved ones suffering from substance abuse.Co-author Dr. Robert Meyers spent ten years developing a treatment program that helps Concerned Significant Others (CSOs) both improve the quality of their lives and to learn how to make treatment an attractive option for their partners who are substance abusers. Get Your Loved One Sober describes this multi-faceted program that uses supportive, non-confrontational methods to engage substance abusers into treatment. Called Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT), the program uses scientifically validated behavioral principles to reduce the loved one's substance use and to encourage him or her to seek treatment. Equally important, CRAFT also helps loved ones reduce personal stress and introduce meaningful, new sources of satisfaction into their life.Key Features: CRAFT is more effective than other types of interventions.This breakthrough new system is sweeping the recovery field. This is its first introduction to the general public.Contains simple exercises readers can practice at their own pace, with no costly or heart-breaking interventions.Proven successful for numerous addictions, not just alcoholism.
Categories: Self-Help

Addiction

Addiction

You can teach yourself CRAFT techniques using the book Get Your Loved One Sober. Five things to know about coping with a loved one's unhealthy behavior 1. Your love has power. Research has shown that family members can successfully ...

Author: John Hoffman

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 9781594867156

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

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One question that anyone who has witnessed addiction up close inevitably asks is, "Why can't they just stop?" For decades the question has confounded addicts, their families, and the doctors and specialists trying to help them. Now it can finally be answered. Thanks to major leaps in the scientific understanding of addiction, an entirely new portrait of this frightening disease has come into focus. The new science tells us that addicts, in part, are unable to quit using drugs or alcohol because chemical changes in their brains prevent them from doing so. In this penetrating look at how addiction works, editors John Hoffman and Susan Froemke (producers of the HBO documentary series ADDICTION) have turned more than two years of research and reporting into a vitally important guide for any family faced with the disease. New imaging technology has enabled scientists to peer inside the addicted brain and observe in real time what craving for drugs and alcohol looks like chemically. It is now possible to literally see the ways that substances like cocaine, heroin, and alcohol alter the brain's "Stop!" and "Go!" decision-making processes. Better scientific understanding has yielded innovations in behavioral therapies, while new medications that can be prescribed by family doctors have been clinically proven to reduce craving in alcoholics and opiate addicts. The result? As Addiction: Why Can't They Just Stop? reports in riveting detail, there is new hope for anyone struggling with addiction. The stories about scientists, doctors, researchers, and families that face addiction gathered in this book testify to the fact that the tide has turned. Yes, recovery remains an imperfect process. It must be tailored to the needs of the individual; it may take years to achieve remission. But, armed with the new science-based understanding of the disease, experts have created treatments that are ever more precise and effective—making recovery a realistic goal for all addicts. The evidence is in. The battle against the addiction epidemic can—and should—be won.
Categories: Self-Help

Help Them Beat The Booze

Help Them Beat The Booze

It also aims to help the loved ones reduce stress and introduce meaningful sources of satisfaction into their lives. ... Robert J. Meyers and Brenda L. Wolfe from Get Your Loved One Sober The methods are based on the fact that family ...

Author: Edmund Tirbutt

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781447205999

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

View: 501

This sensitive and accessible guide speaks directly to those who know what it is like to know or love a problem drinker and want to help them recover. With case studies throughout and advice based on in-depth research into alcohol addiction and the authors' personal experiences, Help Them Beat the Booze offers reassurance and practical guidance, including: *Understanding alcohol addiction *How to communicate with a problem drinker *Practical steps to help the drinker and yourself recover *A guide to the treatments available, including exciting but little-known new methods *How to protect your children and minimize the impact on their lives in the future Life with a problem drinker can be challenging but, wherever you live in the world, with the help of this practical guide you can offer support and advice and find reasons to be hopeful. Praise for previous work Beat the Booze by Edmund and Helen Tirbutt: ‘One of the most constructive, practical books on alcohol I’ve seen’ Mail on Sunday
Categories: Self-Help

How to Be Sober and Keep Your Friends

How to Be Sober and Keep Your Friends

" "Go on... just one!" And the worst one of all: "You're no fun without a drink!" Well here's the thing: you are fun! And this book shows you how and why you can still be the life and soul of the party, keep your friends, and not drink.

Author: Flic Everett

Publisher: Quadrille Publishing

ISBN: 1787134229

Category: Cooking

Page: 160

View: 629

Turning down a drink isn't easy. Not only do you have to deal with your own needs and desires for that chilled and glistening glass of white, you also have to tackle the: "Why aren't you drinking?" "Are you pregnant?" "Go on... just one!" And the worst one of all: "You're no fun without a drink!" Well here's the thing: you are fun! And this book shows you how and why you can still be the life and soul of the party, keep your friends, and not drink. Through a broad range of tips and tricks, you'll feel empowered to take on those trigger moments (stressful work day; challenging family life; break ups), as well as classic big occasions (the wedding toast; the bachelorette party; the Christmas party). Through the tips, you'll learn more about yourself (why you're giving up/cutting back), how to keep your relationships tight (with your partner, colleagues and friends) and ways to enjoy your new found sobriety, from understanding the benefit to your health to appreciating the improvement in your bank balance.
Categories: Cooking

The Joy of Recovery

The Joy of Recovery

Help your loved one minimize stress and maximize support. Encourage them to develop meaning and fulfilment in their life. Develop ways to play and have fun to reward their commitment to a life of recovery. Make sure they understand they ...

Author: Michael McGee, MD

Publisher: Union Square Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9781946928177

Category: Psychology

Page: 368

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Are you ready to join the ranks of the addiction-free? This is the guide you've been waiting for. With his new 12-step program, Harvard-trained Dr Michael McGee has helped hundreds of patients in their full recovery. Start reading now and: -completely transform your life from suffering to joy; -fully heal the wounds that drove you to addiction; -drastically improve your relationships; -live longer and be healthier; -feel and look better; -improve your financial situation; -discover a deep sense of peace and happiness never before available to you. Dr McGee's one-of-a-kind guide based on 30 years of experience in enabling addiction recovery has been awarded the Readers' Favorite five-star seal of excellence and has been featured on ABC, NBC and Fox. Grab your copy now to take the first step on your journey to an addiction-free life! REVIEWS FOR THE JOY OF RECOVERY: “There are many books on recovery, but every now and again a book is published that best captures what it takes to recover from addiction. Dr. McGee has done just that. I have been in the field for over four decades, and I must say I learned a lot from reading his book, and you will too.” –Allen Berger, PhD, Clinical Director, The Institute of Optimal Recovery and Emotional Sobriety “The Joy of Recovery gives a new perspective in treating an old disease. This book can turn today’s failures into tomorrow’s miracles.” –John Harsany, Jr. MD (DFSAM) Medical Director, Riverside County Substance Abuse Program “The healing power of Love runs through this book like a golden thread.” –William R. Miller, PhD, Emeritus Distinguished, Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry, The University of New Mexico “The Joy of Recovery is a wonderful addition to the available lexicon of materials that are designed to help people follow a recovery path, that not only leads to abstinence, but leads to a life filled with joy and meaning. Dr. McGee provides a very practical approach that translates his extensive experience into "tools and tips" for the reader, at every step along the path. I would not hesitate to recommend this book to those individuals suffering with addiction who are seeking an informed and helpful companion on their journey of hope.” –Kenneth Minkoff, MD “I had relapsed before I was introduced to Dr. McGee and the Touchstones of Recovery. I needed more than the fellowship that 12-step programs provide. The Joy of Recovery is the next evolutionary step in addiction recovery. This book expands on tried and true methods using 21st-century thinking and practices to make living in recovery a joyful experience.” –DN, a patient of Dr McGee's. “The Joy of Recovery is a must read for anyone dealing with the hardships of addiction, whether it’s for yourself or someone you love. The Touchstones of Recovery, along with Dr. McGee’s mental and spiritual fortitude, have given me the strength and encouragement to overcome many obstacles in my life. The Touchstones can be a guide to help change your life forever. They have showed me how to get the most out of my recovery and have changed me into the person I have always wanted to be.” –ST, a patient of Dr McGee's.
Categories: Psychology

Encyclopedia of Substance Abuse Prevention Treatment and Recovery

Encyclopedia of Substance Abuse Prevention  Treatment  and Recovery

told that although they will be asked to change some of the ways in which they have been interacting with their loved one, it in no way suggests that the CSOs are responsible for the substance use. The message is one of simply needing ...

Author: Gary L. Fisher

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412950848

Category: Medical

Page: 1092

View: 348

Substance abuse is one of the most frequent and serious problems encountered by human service workers, criminal justice professionals, and clinicians. Unfortunately, many professionals in these fields receive little, if any, formal training about this problem. Our planned encyclopedia presents state-of-the-art research and evidence-based applications in A-to-Z format. Rather than create a compendium of specific drugs and drug effects, for which there are any number of fine titles already available, the focus will be upon practical knowledge and skills for pre-service and in-service human service professionals, including substance abuse counselors and prevention specialists.
Categories: Medical

When Painkillers Become Dangerous

When Painkillers Become Dangerous

Chapter 3: How to Intervene on a Loved One's Addiction 1. A complete description of CRAFT can be found in Robert J. Meyers and Brenda L. Wolfe, Get Your Loved One Sober: Alternatives to Nagging, Pleading, and Threatening (Center City, ...

Author: Drew Pinsky

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781592857784

Category: Self-Help

Page: 192

View: 310

The coronavirus pandemic joined other crises already in process--including America's epidemic of opioid addiction. Added stress and anxiety and reduced access to timely treatments only adds to the problem. Here's practical information about painkillers from treatment professionals. A timely guide to the misuse and abuse of prescription painkillers that sorts the facts from the fiction for legitimate users and their loved ones. If you are concerned about a loved one's use of pain medications, you need to read this book, When Painkillers Become Dangerous Whether prescribed by a physician as OxyContin or purchased on the street as "hillbilly heroin," painkilling drugs are extremely effective in eliminating physical, emotional, and psychological distress. The problem is that these drugs are also incredibly addictive. Misuse of and addiction to prescription pain medications has become America's latest, complex, and alarming drug abuse trend. In fact, an estimated 2.6 million people currently use prescription pain relievers non-medically-a dangerous practice that could quickly reach epidemic proportions. Best-selling author Drew Pinsky, M.D., and five other leading experts offer practical, plainspoken, and much-needed information about addiction to painkilling drugs. They will help you understand:How addiction to painkilling medication developsWhat to do if a family member is addictedWhat happens in addiction treatmentWhy addiction is a family disease
Categories: Self-Help

Loving Our Addicted Daughters Back to Life

Loving Our Addicted Daughters Back to Life

While no other book addresses the speci c, global needs of women and young women in recovery for their loved ones, following are some of the most helpful ... Get Your Loved One Sober: Alternatives to Nagging, Pleading, and reatening.

Author: Linda Dahl

Publisher: Central Recovery Press, LLC

ISBN: 9781937612863

Category: Psychology

Page: 200

View: 192

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.
Categories: Psychology

Overcoming Opioid Addiction

Overcoming Opioid Addiction

5 (September 2005): 425–32, ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16298837/. CRAFT is outlined: Robert J. Meyers and Brenda L. Wolfe, Get Your Loved One Sober: Alternatives to Nagging, Pleading, and Threatening (Center City, MN: Hazelden ...

Author: Adam Bisaga MD

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781615194599

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

View: 240

From a leading addiction expert, a desperately needed medical guide to understanding, treating, and finally defeating opioid use disorder Drug overdoses are now the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of 50, claiming more lives than the AIDs epidemic did at its peak. Opioid abuse accounts for two-thirds of these overdoses, with over 100 Americans dying from opioid overdoses every day. Now Overcoming Opioid Addiction provides a comprehensive medical guide for opioid use disorder (OUD) sufferers, their loved ones, clinicians, and other professionals. Here is expertly presented, urgently needed information and guidance, including: Why treating OUD is unlike treating any other form of drug dependency The science that underlies addiction to opioids, and a clear analysis of why this epidemic has become so deadly The different stages and effective methods of treatment, including detoxification vs. maintenance medications, as well as behavioral therapies How to deal with relapses and how to thrive despite OUD Plus a chapter tailored to families with crucial, potentially life-saving information, such as how to select the best treatment program, manage medications, and reverse an overdose.
Categories: Self-Help

Relationships in Recovery

Relationships in Recovery

The Complete Family Guide to Addiction: Everything You Need to Know Now to Help Your Loved One and Yourself. New York: Guilford Press. Meyers, J. R., & Wolfe, L. B. (2003). Get Your Loved One Sober: Alternatives to Nagging, Pleading, ...

Author: Kelly E. Green

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 9781462540990

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 235

View: 255

"Addiction can wreak havoc on relationships, destroying trust and damaging bonds with family, friends, and colleagues. Substance use both causes these interpersonal problems and becomes a method of trying to cope with them. Psychologist and addictions expert Kelly Green has learned through working with hundreds of clients that maintaining healthy relationships is key to the recovery process. In this compassionate, judgment-free guide, Dr. Green shares powerful tools for setting and maintaining boundaries, communicating feelings and needs, ending harmful relationships respectfully, and reestablishing emotional intimacy. With inspiring narratives, downloadable self-assessment worksheets, and exercises, this book lights the way to a life untethered from addiction--and filled with positive connections"--
Categories: Family & Relationships