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The Healing Journey Through Addiction: Your Journal for Recovery and Self-Renewal

ISBN: 978-0-471-38209-6
309 pages
June 2000
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Make the journey from addiction to recovery From a dependence on narcotics, alcohol, or gambling, to food, tobacco, or sex, addiction is a life-draining condition that can seriously damage physical and mental health and destroy relationships. But whatever the cause, whatever the level, it is possible to free yourself from this debilitating disease and regain control of your life. Through recording, exploring, and expressing your thoughts and feelings about your experiences, as well as discovering invaluable recovery information and resources, this guided journal and workbook will help you reach a uniquely personal, healing understanding of your addiction, your life, and your choices. Above all, The Healing Journey Through Addiction will help you figure out for yourself how to best deal with your dependence. Acclaim for The Healing Journey Through Addiction . "Drs. Rich and Copans have written a comprehensive and creative book on recovery from addictive disorders, addressing the many emotional, interpersonal, and spiritual facets of recovery. This book is full of useful information and provides a sense of hope for change and growth. The journal exercises will increase self-awareness and understanding, which are so necessary for change to occur." -- Dennis C. Daley, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, and Chief, Drug and Alcohol Services, Western Psychiatric Instiituute and Clinic Other books in The Healing Journey series include: The Healing Journey, 208 pp,, Paper (0-471-24712-X) The Healing Journey for Couples, 288 pp., Paper (0-471-25470-3) The Healing Journey Through Divorce, 264 pp., Paper (0-471-29575-2) The Healing Journey Through Grief, 264 pp, Paper (0-471-29565-5)
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Table of Contents

Embarking on Your Journey.

A Road Map Through Addiction.

Destination: Beyond Denial--Awakening and Acknowledgment.

Destination: Understanding Your Addiction.

Destination: The Present--The Price You Pay.

Destination: Getting Support.

Destination: Addiction-Free--The Day You Stop.

Destination: Relapse and Slips.

Destination: Understanding Emotions.

Destination: The Past--Understanding Personal History.

Destination: Self-Inventory.

Destination: Self-Esteem and Personal Identity.

Destination: Understanding Relationships.

Destination: Good Health--Rebuilding Body, Mind, and Spirit.

Destination: Unfinished Business.

Destination: The Future--Maintaining Recovery.

As One Journey Ends, Another Begins.

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Author Information

PHIL RICH, EdD, MSW, is an experienced psychotherapist who has practiced for over twenty years. He has taught at the graduate and undergraduate levels and led professional workshops. He was born and raised in London, England, and now lives with his family in Amherst, Massachusetts. STUART A. COPANS, MD, is an associate professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Dartmouth Medical School and an attending physician at the Brattleboro Retreat. He is the author of books and book chapters on therapy. He and his wife have lived in Brattleboro, Vermont, for the past twenty-one years.
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