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Beyond addiction : how science and kindness help people change : a guide for families / Jeffrey Foote, PHD, Carrie Wilkens, PHD, and Nicole Kosanke, PHD, with Stephanie Higgs.

Foote, Jeffrey. (Author). Wilkens, Carrie. (Added Author). Kosanke, Nicole. (Added Author). Higgs, Stephanie. (Added Author).

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  • ISBN: 9781476709475
  • ISBN: 1476709475
  • Physical Description: xiv, 315 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Scribner, 2014.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-305) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Where to start. Hope in hell -- What to know. What is addiction? ; Motivation : why do people change? ; Change : how do people change? -- How to cope. Start where you are ; Self-care I : damage control ; Have your limits -- How to help. Start where they are ; Goals (and problems) ; Positive communication ; Reinforcement : the driver of change ; Consequences ; Treatment options ; Suggesting treatment ; During treatment -- Live your life. Self-care II : building a life -- Appendix. When is it an emergency?.
Summary, etc.:
"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. Beyond Addiction 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, Beyond Addiction 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Substance abuse > Patients > Rehabilitation.
Compulsive behavior > Patients > Rehabilitation.
Addicts > Rehabilitation.
Addicts > Behavior modification.

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