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Beyond Addiction - by Jeffrey Foote & Carrie Wilkens & Nicole Kosanke & Stephanie Higgs (Paperback)

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Highlights

  • 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.
  • Books for a Better Life (Relationships) 2015 1st Winner
  • About the Author: Jeffrey Foote, PhD, is co-founder and executive director of CMC and psychologist for the New York Mets.
  • 352 Pages
  • Self Improvement, Substance Abuse & Addictions

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About the Book



"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"--



Book Synopsis



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).



Review Quotes




"Beyond Addiction breaks out of the mold of traditional resources for families of people struggling with addiction. Unlike most popular self-help books in the field that suggest family members can only help themselves, Beyond Addiction empowers readers by (1) letting them know that they can help their loved one change and (2) showing them exactly how to do it. I started to put its invaluable suggestions into practice immediately in my personal and professional life. If you're at the end of your rope, this book will provide hope, help you get your life back on track, and greatly improve the odds that your loved one will seek help."--Anne M. Fletcher, M.S., author of Inside Rehab and Sober for Good

"[Beyond Addiction's] gentle, optimistic and explanatory approach offers hope by giving family members outlets besides fighting, feeling stress, or idly waiting for motivation to happen. The Book helpfully offers 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"

"Finally there is a family-based treatment for addiction that works. Beyond Addiction is the first effective book addressed to families of those with substance abuse problems. Instead of the old bromides - detaching and boundary setting - that are based on assumptions of family helplessness, Beyond Addiction offers evidence-based methods for families to motivate and reinforce change for an addicted loved one. The focus here is on effectiveness training for families, using collaboration and kindness rather than confrontation to support behavior change. I highly recommend this book; it should be required reading if your loved one struggles with substance abuse."--Matthew McKay, Ph.D. "author of Thoughts & Feelings and The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook"

"Full of useful information and practical suggestions...an important resource for families affected by drug and alcohol problems."-- "Tulsa World"

"I am an expert in substance use disorders-quoted all the time. But I could never apply all that so-called expertise where it really counted-in my own family. I had scientific knowledge but no practical tools to use to help me and my affected family cope and return to sanity. This book would have saved my family and me a lot of time, money, and most importantly pain. I intended to read this book as a professional courtesy and to offer editorial and perhaps scientific comments. Instead I found myself taking notes on every chapter and Xeroxing some of the handy tables. Two weeks after reading the book both my son and I are using these basic lessons and specific techniques today with my grand-kids."--A. Thomas McLellan, PhD, Executive Director, Treatment Research Institute, former Deputy Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy "and professor of psychiatry at University of Pennsylvania"

"Objectively written and conveyed with congenial authority, the book offers collective hope to families of substance abusers... Essential."--Kirkus

"This is the most important new resource for the millions of families struggling with drug and alcohol problems, and all the hopelessness and helplessness that goes with it. First, it provides reason for hope based on science, not conventional wisdom. Second, it provides a comprehensive, compassionate, and understandable plan, not a recipe for a quick fix. And third, it reaffirms that applying the family's natural kindness and positive reinforcement, rather than withholding it, is what makes change possible."--Tom Hedrick "Founding Member, The Partnership at Drugfree.org"



About the Author



Jeffrey Foote, PhD, is co-founder and executive director of CMC and psychologist for the New York Mets. He has been a leader in the science and humanity of change for twenty-five years.

Carrie Wilkens, PhD, is co-founder and clinical director of CMC and a dedicated practitioner and researcher of the most effective treatments for substance use problems and compulsive behaviors. Her expertise is regularly sought by the CBS Early Show; Fox News; Newsweek; O, The Oprah Magazine; and Psychology Today.

Nicole Kosanke, PhD, is director of evaluation and family services at CMC. In 2008 Dr. Kosanke was featured in an O, The Oprah Magazine article about her client's experience in treatment at CMC, which was later published in O's Big Book of Happiness: The Best of O.

Stephanie Higgs is an editor and writer dedicated to bridging the gap between helpful ideas and people who could use the help.

Dimensions (Overall): 8.1 Inches (H) x 5.4 Inches (W) x 1.0 Inches (D)
Weight: .65 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Sub-Genre: Substance Abuse & Addictions
Genre: Self Improvement
Number of Pages: 352
Publisher: Scribner Book Company
Theme: Alcohol
Format: Paperback
Author: Jeffrey Foote & Carrie Wilkens & Nicole Kosanke & Stephanie Higgs
Language: English
Street Date: December 30, 2014
TCIN: 16469995
UPC: 9781476709482
Item Number (DPCI): 247-34-3118
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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5.0 out of 5 stars with 2 reviews
100% would recommend
1 recommendations

Not another preachy book that tells you to "get tough" with your loved one.

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
OG Cece - 2 years ago
This is an awesome book! I’m in long term recovery from addiction and am now finishing my first year in a Master’s program in Addictions Counseling. I am always looking for more helping strategies. I also have a close family member struggling with addiction right now, so I like the focus on supporting a friend or family member. This book IS more for a support person than the person struggling with addiction. I found it helpful for honing my personal recovery skills, but if I was just beginning to seek help for an active addiction, or had newly quit, I think I would want something more focused on my personal experience. This is perfect for anyone with a friend or loved one they would like to help, or someone who works with people and encounters people struggling with addiction, such as counselors, advocates, criminal justice workers, teachers, human service workers, etc. You do not need any special training to follow this book. It is accessible for laypeople. I really loved this book! If these ideas had been around when I went through treatment, I think I would have had a less scary and stigmatizing experience. Because I did find treatment scary and mortifying, though, I have never liked labels. I don’t call people “addicts,” but use person-first language (eg. “person struggling with an addiction”). I’m so excited that this book states, “Labels aren’t necessary.” It introduces new ideas about allowing people to set their own goals for change and using respect and kindness, rather than the confrontations and tough love in traditional treatment approaches. I believe that it does increase motivation to have more patient involvement in their care, and less coercive control. This book is not the melodramatic, black and white approach where anything besides 100% abstinence is failure, where you have to hit rock bottom, where you need to admit that you have a terminal disease that you can’t cure but can possibly put on hold, and you are full of character defects (as in the AA/NA trope). It reframes addiction as a behavior, like many others, which you can work to change. You can be helped, and help yourself, at any time. There are multiple possible goals, and multiple possible strategies to meet your goals. The idea is to keep the person with the problem motivated to find a solution. There are exercises for reflection and approaching behavior change (and life) as an ongoing experiment. There is no preaching, no labeling family members, “enablers.” Just real tools to help in positive ways! The main thing is that people are allowed to keep their respect, dignity, and autonomy in the process of behavior change. This is one of the first approaches to addiction that follows the Hippocratic oath, “first do no harm.” If you want to preserve your friendships and relationships, while helping someone with the difficult task of beating an addiction, this book is for you!
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