The Truth About Addiction and Recovery

The Truth About Addiction and Recovery

The Life-process Program for Outgrowing Destructive Habits

Book - 1991
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Baker & Taylor
Refutes conventional attitudes toward addiction and recovery and presents a program of behavioral changes for personal recovery

Simon and Schuster
A radical new approach to recovery—using methods proven more effective than medical treatment or twelve-step programs.

Drawing on the latest research and detailed case studies, the authors expose the best-kept secrets in the recovery field:

· Addictions—whether to food, cigarettes, sex, alcohol, or drugs—are not diseases, and they’re not necessarily lifelong problems.
· Many more people give up addictions on their own than are helped by medical treatment or twelve-step programs.
· Developing values, skills, and life resources enables people to quit addictions—and to shed the addict identity altogether.

In their revolutionary “Life Process Program” for overcoming all kinds of addictions, the authors emphasize self-help and treatment through coping with stress and achieving one’s goals. As helpful as it is controversial,The Truth About Addiction and Recovery will forever change the way we view and treat addiction.

“A classic.” —John Norcross, PhD, ABPP, Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of Scranton and author ofChanging for Good

Publisher: Simon & Schuster, c1991
ISBN: 9780671669010
067166901X
Branch Call Number: 616.85227 Pee
Additional Contributors: Brodsky, Archie.
Arnold, Mary.

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