Author Abraham Twerski reveals how self-deceptive thought can undermine self-esteem and threaten the sobriety of a recovering individuals and offers hope to those seeking a healthy and rewarding recovery. Abnormal thinking in addiction was originally recognized by members of Alcoholics Anonymous, who coined the term "stinking thinking." Addictive thinking often appears rational superficially, hence addicts as well as their family members are easily seduced by the attendant--and erroneous--reasoning process it can foster.In Addictive Thinking, author Abraham Twerski reveals how self-deceptive thought can undermine self-esteem and threaten the sobriety of a recovering individual. This timely revision of the original classic includes updated information and research on depression and affective disorders, the relationship between addictive thinking and relapse, and the origins of addictive thought. Ultimately, Addictive Thinking offers hope to those seeking a healthy and rewarding life recovery.
A New Direction a Cognitive Behavioral Treatment Curriculum
Part of a core module of A New Direction, Hazelden's evidence-based pioneering treatment program, Criminal & Addictive Thinking helps you encourage clients to explore the distorted thinking patterns at the root of addiction and criminal behaviour. A New Direction, Hazelden's pioneering treatment program specifically for criminal justice professionals is now better than ever. With a streamlined format and updated information, this revised version of A New Direction is sure to make a positive impact in your residential substance abuse treatment program or with any of your law-involved clients. A New Direction is a comprehensive cognitive–behavioural therapy treatment program that trains chemically dependent offenders to challenge their thinking in order to change their criminal and addictive behaviour patterns. Real inmates tell the real story about recovering from a life of addiction and crime. Cognitive–behavioural approach helps inmates see how their attitudes and assumptions fuel destructive behaviours. Modular structure allows for easy customization to meet individual, facility, and budget needs. Can be wholly implemented as a new program or implemented in part to enhance your existing program. Features built-in tools for measuring outcomes. Provides framework for standardized treatment from facility to facility. With the new edition of A New Direction, you no longer need to decide between the ""long term"" version versus the ""short term"" version of this popular program. The new streamlined version makes implementation easier than ever.
Understanding the disease in oneself and others for a better quality of life.
Author: Sue Newton
Addiction is a primary, chronic brain disease. Primary means that it is not caused by anything else and chronic means that it lasts a lifetime. Genetic factors account for more than half the likelihood that an individual will develop Addiction but environment also plays a significant role in its expression. Our goal in writing this workbook is to help you appreciate the principles discussed in our book, Addiction is Addiction, and to expand your awareness and provide clarity about how the disease has been affecting you and others around you. It is helpful, although not necessary to have read Addiction is Addiction prior to starting this workbook. This resource has been designed for those who have read our previous book and those who have not. The title Addiction is Addiction highlights that whether a person’s problem is with substances or behaviors such as food, gambling, sex and love, these are all manifestations of the same disease and are not mutually exclusive.
Understanding the disease in oneself and others for a better quality of life
Author: Raju Hajela,Paige Abbott,Sue Newton
Treating Addiction as a personal failing or weakness is stigmatizing and doesn’t work—not for those living with it, or for their loved ones. Understanding Addiction as a primary chronic brain disease allows us to see the symptoms and behaviours as they really are, and provide treatment programs that go beyond the stigma. Whether the Addiction involves alcohol, narcotics, gambling, food, or sex, it is vital to examine what is happening in the brain, not simply focus just on correcting a person’s behaviour. This book looks at how treating Addiction as a disease can radically improve outcomes by using a holistic approach that balances the biological, psychological, social, and spiritual aspects of treatment needed for recovery. Whether you suffer from Addiction, know someone who does, or work in the healthcare field, Addiction is Addiction provides a comprehensive path to understanding, living with, and recovering from the disease. www.addictionisaddictionbook.com
Inspired by the 12-step saying, “Life is simple, it’s people who are complicated,” Barb Rogers points out in Keep It Simple and Sane that it’s pretty easy to tell ourselves lie upon lie as we explain away bad behavior associated with drugs, alcohol, food, sex, work…whatever, in an attempt to feel better about our complicated lies. And of course, we can’t do anything to simplify our lives because we’re too busy keeping up with our complicated lives, so we drink, smoke, or shoot, to seek release in inappropriate ways to relieve the complications. But we never do. Through the telling of her own story and those of fellow travelers, Rogers encourages readers to wait, stop, and hold the phone! Start with Mentally Simple (the opposite of Stinking Thinking) and just do it. Start small. “Grab a mental flashlight” and follow her lead to discover what you were thinking and how you might think differently. Offering 24 simple ideas in four sections (mind, emotions, spirituality, physicality), along with strategies and exercises to introduce them into your daily life, this book is for people on the simple path to wellness, for people who simply want to take charge — to change the things they can change, accept the things they cannot change, and learn to know the difference without an operatic, addictive song and dance.