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Living with Co-Occurring Addiction and Mental Health Disorders by About eleven million people in North America have a substance use disorder and at least one other mental health disorder. Those who struggle with this combination may be faced with a powerful recipe for destruction, especially self-destruction. The good news is that there is help. This handbook draws from an evidence-based program by a team at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, internationally recognized pioneers in the integrated treatment of co-occurring disorders. Living with Co-occurring Addiction and Mental Health Disorders is designed to inform and empower those with such "dual disorders.” Author Mark McGovern shows how they can make informed choices about their own treatment and, together with a trained clinician, shape a program that works. Key topics include getting an assessment reviewing treatment options selecting the right treatment team setting achievable goals and making positive changes with cognitive-behavioral therapy building a support network of family and friends, and connecting with others recovering from co-occurring disorders Informative, thorough, and easy to follow, this book has helped many people with co-occurring disorders thrive and be their own best recovery advocates.
Publication Date: 2009-10-01
Painkillers, Heroin, and the Road to Sanity by #147;Guiding readers with the same passion and honesty that she has brought to our show, Joani offers hard-earned insights into the complex world of opiate addiction.” #151;Dr. Phil McGraw Recovery from prescription painkiller or heroin addiction can feel impossible, especially considering that those who have gone through typical twenty-eight-day treatment programs often experience relapses and sometimes even fatal overdoses. But there is hope. In Painkillers, Heroin, and the Road to Sanity, recovering addict and prominent interventionist Joani Gammill offers a radically effective approach for those struggling with opiate addiction, sharing sometimes controversial tips that have worked for others who are in long-term recovery. Gammill examines the science behind the low numbers of people sustaining recovery from the disease of opiate addiction. Tapping the pioneering work of treatment professionals whose new approaches are changing the way we think about opiate addiction, she offers practical steps for creating a realistic and effective recovery plan. Gammill affirms that recovery from opiate addiction is a process, not an event. This honest and trustworthy guide reveals that, although it may not happen in one detox or treatment experience, a healthy, drug-free life is possible
Publication Date: 2014-07-01
The Recovery Book by "A classic. Read it. Use it. It can help guide you step by step into the bright light of the world of recovery." --from the Foreword by Harry Haroutunian, M.D., Physician Director, Betty Ford Center "The Recovery Book is the Bible of recovery. Everything you need to know you will find in here." --Neil Scott, host, Recovery Coast to Coast radio Hope, support, and a clear road map for people with drug or alcohol addiction. Announcing a completely revised and updated second edition of The Recovery Book, the Bible of addiction recovery. The Recovery Book provides a direct and easy-to-follow road map to every step in the recovery process, from the momentous decision to quit to the emotional, physical, and spiritual issues that arise along the way. Its comprehensive and effective advice speaks to people with addiction, their loved ones, and addiction professionals who need a proven, trusted resource and a supportive voice. The new edition of The Recovery Book features the revolutionary Recovery Zone System, which divides a life in recovery into three chronological zones and provides guidance on exactly what to do in each zone. First is the Red Zone, where the reader is encouraged to stop everything, activate their recovery and save their life. Next is the Yellow Zone, where the reader can begin to rebuild a life that was torn apart by addiction. Finally, the reader reaches the Green Zone, where he can enjoy a life a recovery and help others. Readers also learn how to use the Recovery Zone ReCheck, a simple, yet very effective relapse prevention tool. The Recovery Zone System works hand-in-hand with the 12-step philosophy and all other recovery methods. In addition, The Recovery Book covers new knowledge about addiction mechanisms and neuroplasticity, explaining how alcohol and drugs alter the brain. The authors outline a simple daily practice, called TAMERS, that helps people to use those same processes to "remold their brains" around recovery, eventually making sobriety a routine way of life. Written by Al J. Mooney, M.D., a recovery activist who speaks internationally on recovery, and health journalists Catherine Dold and Howard Eisenberg, The Recovery Book covers all the latest in addiction science and recovery methods. In 26 chapters and over 600 pages, The Recovery Book tackles issues such as: Committing to Recovery: Identifying and accepting the problem; deciding to get sober. Treatment Options: Extensive information on all current options, and how to choose a program. AA and other 12-Step Fellowships: How to get involved in a mutual-support group and what it can do for you. Addiction Science and Neuroplasticity: How alcohol and drugs alter pathways in the brain, and how to use the same processes to remold the brain around recovery. Relapse Prevention: The Recovery Zone ReCheck, a simple new technique to anticipate and avoid relapses. Rebuilding Your Life: How to handle relationships, socializing, work, education, and finances. Physical and Mental Health: Tips for getting healthy; how to handle common ailments. Pain Control: How to deal with pain in recovery; how to avoid a relapse if you need pain control for surgery or emergency care. Family and Friends: How you can help a loved one with addiction, and how you can help yourself. Raising Substance-Free Kids: How to "addiction-proof" your child. The Epidemic of Prescription Drugs: Now a bigger problem than illegal drugs. Dr. Al J. Mooney has been helping alcoholics and addicts get their lives back for more than thirty years, using both his professional and personal experiences at his family''s treatment center, Willingway, and most recently through his work as medical director for The Healing Place of Wake County (NC), a homeless shelter. The Recovery Book will help millions gain control of their mind, their body, their life, and their happiness. www.TheRecoveryBook.com
Publication Date: 2014-09-09
Rewired by A counsellor at one of the most innovative and renowned drug and alcohol treatment centres in the world, Erica Spiegelman brings a level of understanding and sensitivity in Rewired to the struggle against addiction gained through years of experience. Rewired is a revolutionary new approach to addiction recovery from an innovative expert who understands just how deeply addiction can run. Centred around the concept of self-actualisation, Spiegelman guides readers towards not only physical sobriety, but a mental, emotional and spiritual sobriety.
Publication Date: 2015-04-28
What Addicts Know by New York Times bestselling author Christopher Kennedy Lawford revisits addiction in his latest book,What Addicts Know, this time framing the discussion in an entirely new way--the lessons addiction and recovery offer to those of us who haven’t battled addiction. For too long, society has considered addicts as an unfortunate group that faces incredible and unique challenges. The reality is that the challenges of the addict are faced--to a greater or lesser extent--by all of us. In a "more is better” society, it’s indisputable that we’ve all experienced cravings and denied the truth about our destructive behaviors--traits shared by addicts who’ve successfully overcome them.What Addicts Know offers the coping and wellness skills necessary to overcome life’s obstacles and self-improvement tips for everything from conquering an unhealthy consumption of junk food, to overcoming toxic relationships. These techniques are not just for addicts; they are for all of us. No one until now has related the lessons and life skills that can be drawn from the collective experience of people in recovery from addiction, particularly the ways those lessons or principles can be used by those in the broader non-recovery community. InWhat Addicts Know, Lawford recounts the inspiring stories and wisdom of recovering addicts, combining them with cutting-edge scientific findings to give hands-on, practical techniques for recognizing unhealthy impulses and managing them. If you’re ready to change for the better your habits, your frame of mind, your relationships, your community, and your life,What Addicts Know is the resource that will educate and inspire you along the way.
Publication Date: 2014-01-07
Help is Here
From DE Division of Public Health. One-stop source of information about prevention, signs of addiction, treatment services, sober-living options, and community support.
The Delaware Council on Gambling Problems is a nonprofit health agency founded to provide programs and services for problem gamblers and their families. Provides Delaware 1-800-Helpline service as well as texting or online chat support.
Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health
Information on services offered by the Delaware Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health.
Recovery and Recovery Support
From SAMHSA, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Learn how recovery-oriented care and recovery support systems help people with mental and/or substance use disorders manage their conditions successfully.
Treatment and Recovery
From the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.
Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem.
Provides information, tools and resources that make working a 12 Step program (or any program using 12 step principles for recovery) as simple and straightforward as possible.
Faces & Voices
Committed to organizing and mobilizing the millions of Americans in long-term recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction, our families, friends, and allies to speak with one voice.
Narcotics Anonymous is a nonprofit Fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. We are recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean. It is an international, community-based association of recovering drug addicts with over 61,000 weekly meetings in over 131 countries worldwide.
National Drug Helpline
The National Drug Helpline offers 24/7 drug and alcohol help to those struggling with addiction.