Author(s): GLASNER EDWARDS SUZETTE
If you struggle with addiction, seeking treatment is a powerful, positive first step toward eventual recovery. But gaining an understanding of the causes of addiction-such as feelings of helplessness or loss of control-is also crucial for recovery. In this book, addiction expert Suzette Glasner-Edwards offers evidence-based techniques fusing cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, and mindfulness-based relapse prevention to help you move past your addictive behaviors. On the long road to addiction recovery, you need as many tools as possible to help you stay sober and reach your destination. That's why this is the first book to combine research-proven motivational techniques, CBT, and mindfulness-based strategies to help you create your own unique recovery plan. The book can be used on its own or as an adjunct to rehab or therapy. It also makes a wonderful resource for loved ones and professionals treating addiction. If you're ready to take that important first step toward recovery, this book can help you beat your addiction and get back to living a full, meaningful life.
I have worked in clinical addictions research for over fifteen years, and I can honestly say that this is no ordinary self-help workbook. Glasner-Edwards has expertly integrated the powerful combination of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational enhancement, and mindfulness into an easily digestible treatment package that speaks directly to the person with an addictive disorder. It does more than just present a how-to guide to the implementation of these key, cutting-edge treatment strategies, however. This workbook also contains clear advice as to how, when, and where to ask for help; provides a framework for what is to be expected in the recovery process; and contextualizes the treatment strategies with other traditional addictions programs (12-step, medication, etc.). These particular inclusions mean that the workbook cuts across traditional, well-known barriers people report when considering addictions treatment, such as the stigma and mystery about what might happen, and problems with inconsistent, incoherent care. By integrating solutions that run across a range of lifestyle factors (e.g., exercise, social network enhancement, communication) and common comorbidities (e.g., depression, anxiety), this workbook also stands to be personally relevant to anybody concerned about their substance use, at any stage of severity. By hitting all of these targets sensitively, respectfully, and comprehensively in this workbook, Glasner-Edwards has provided a real service to the addictions community. I am going to recommend this to all of my clinical colleagues! " "Frances Kay-Lambkin, associate professor at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre at the University of New South Wales, Australia"
Suzette Glasner-Edwards, PhD, is associate professor of psychiatry at the University of California, Los Angeles. As a principal investigator at the UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs, her research in the area of behavioral treatments for addictions is widely published. She also maintains a private practice where she specializes in the use of cognitive-behavioral, motivational, and mindfulness-based techniques to treat addictions and mental health problems.