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By Katherine van Wormer, Diane Rae Davis

ISBN-10: 0495090824

ISBN-13: 9780495090823

Habit remedy covers the organic, mental, and social elements of alcoholism, consuming problems, compulsive playing, and different addictions. First-person narratives in regards to the adventure of dependancy supply you a realism and intensity of analysis no longer often present in textbooks. additionally, you'll examine issues that curiosity you, comparable to the case opposed to so-called underage consuming legislation, to teach you the significance of lowering the damage of any addictive habit.

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In combination with the empowerment theoretical perspective, the strengths approach is the predominant approach in social work today. , Linley & Joseph, 2004). The strengths perspective is primarily a philosophy or way of interpreting information about bio-, psycho-, and social factors in people’s lives (Johnson, 2004). This approach to client treatment was pioneered by the writings of Dennis Saleebey (1992) and Charles Rapp (1998) in their books The Strengths Perspective in Social Work Practice and The Strengths Model: Case Management with People Suffering from Severe and Persistent Mental Illness, respectively.

Recovering comes through regular attendance at mutual-help groups and through humility and surrender to a Higher Power. Cognitively based treatment, as offered by the practitioners participating in Project MATCH, focused on relapse prevention. The underlying premise of this approach is the belief that people’s cognitions, or the way they view the world, and their self-destructive behavior are intertwined. Social skills training and stress management are basic strategies used by cognitive therapists to help clients find ways of reducing stress as an alternative to alcohol misuse.

In inpatient treatment for the third time, Coughlin says: I knew the game, knew it wouldn’t work. I had a spiritual awakening. I got on my knees and prayed, and things began to change. I felt God was answering my prayers. 20 chapter 1 Exactly what I prayed for came to be in the form of my 6-months stay at the Recovery House. There I formed the habit of attending AA, the habit of praying, and work with a personal sponsor. Then after 9 months sober, I started college. (speech, November 28, 2000) A sense of achievement is a healthy counterpart to wrestling with the feelings of grief and loss that accompany the early period of recovery.

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