If you're thinking about quitting alcohol or drugs, this comprehensive workbook can help you get on track and reach you goals. The book starts you on your journey by explaining the facts about addiction. It shows you how you can determine if you have a problem and helps you cut through denial or ambivalence to reach a clear decision to quit. Simple, concise exercises and tips help you gather support, deal with detoxification, improve nutrition, and build a personalized exercise program. You will discover how to relax without chemicals and cope with feelings of depression, anxiety, and anger. The book’s final chapters cover conducting a personal moral inventory and making lifestyle changes to foster long-term relapse prevention.
“Direct and easy to understand, for those who want to do something about their use or misuse of alcohol and other drugs.” —George R. Bloom, executive director, Johnson Institute Foundation
About the Authors:
Patrick Fanning is a professional writer in the mental health field and coauthor of eight self-help books, including Thoughts and Feelings, Messages, Self-Esteem, Being a Man, Prisoners of Belief, Couple Skills, and When Anger Hurts Your Kids.
John T. O'Neill is a licensed chemical dependency counselor (LCDC) and executive director of the Alcoholism and Drug Research Communications Center. He is the coauthor of Concerned Intervention. He has presented seminars, workshops, and speeches to over 100,000 people in the US and abroad.