Beyond Addiction

Beyond Addiction

How Science and Kindness Help People Change : A Guide for Families

Book - 2014
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Baker & Taylor
Leading innovators in progressive addiction treatment outline a science-based program for overcoming addiction-related problems, demonstrating how to effectively use positive reinforcement and motivational and behavioral strategies.

Baker
& Taylor

"The most innovative leaders in progressive addiction treatment in the US offer a groundbreaking, science-based guide to helping loved ones overcome addiction problems and compulsive behaviors.The New Road to Recovery eschews 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 their loved ones 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, The New Road to Recovery defines a new, empowered role for friends and family and a paradigm shift for the field. Learn how to tap 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 designed not only to help someone change, but to help someone want to change"--

Simon and Schuster
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).

Publisher: New York : Scribner, c2014
ISBN: 9781476709482
9781476709475
Branch Call Number: 616.8603 FOO
Characteristics: xiv, 315 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm.

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SnoIsleLib_DanielleA Jan 30, 2018

A thoughtful, compassionate book of science-based advice and support for anyone affected by addiction. Positive reinforcement and acceptance are recurring themes. The non-judgmental tone makes this book easy to read and take to heart.

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Aprilshowerz9
Oct 22, 2016

AMAZING AND VERY INFORMAL BOOK GOOD FOR RESEARCH AND SELF HELP

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