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The Best Books on Alcohol & Drug Treatment

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Books are the last resources we would think of using against addiction. But these are effective weapons; they provide you with insight on gaining the strength required to take back control of your life. It makes you see the truth, as it is.

In a national survey conducted in 2013, almost 24.6 million Americans admitted to using illicit drugs a month before. Out of these, 17.3 million are dependent on alcohol or have drug abuse problems. These figures alone compel us to use whatever resources we have available to fight the addiction epidemic.
Here are some books that we have found effective for drug and alcohol counseling. These help people trust the recovery process and take matter in their own hands.

Substance Abuse Treatment: Options, Challenges, and Effectiveness- Sylvia Mignon MSW, PhD

This book examines various treatment options including inpatient and outpatient addiction treatment and self help programs. On the basis of current research, the book explores treatment plans that are effective and discusses treatment goals for positive outcomes. Substance Abuse Treatmentis primarilyintended for clinicians and academics; however, its easily comprehensible writingcan be used by anyone who wants to learn more about addiction treatment.

Inside Rehab: The Surprising Truth About Addiction Treatment- and How to Get Help That Works – Anne Fletcher

Drawing on extensive research, Inside Rehab includes visits to fifteen addiction treatment programs and interviews with more than two hundred clients and professionals in the field, trusted health and medical writer Anne M. Fletcher offers indispensable advice for people seeking quality care for themselves or a loved one. She reveals the ways in which our addiction treatment industry is broken, highlights what is working, and shares insights about how the experience could be more effective. Fletcher sheds light on the science-based practices that should form the basis of treatment, spotlights programs and professionals using those practices, and provides a much-needed guide to different types of treatment and finding quality care when it’s needed.

Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America's Greatest Tragedy

Addiction is a preventable, treatable disease, not a moral failing. As with other illnesses, the approaches most likely to work are based on science — not on faith, tradition, contrition, or wishful thinking. These facts are the foundation of Clean. The existing addiction treatments, including Twelve Step programs and rehabs, have helped some, but they have failed to help many more. To discover why, David Sheff spent time with scores of scientists, doctors, counselors, and addicts and their families, and explored the latest research in psychology, neuroscience, and medicine. In Clean, he reveals how addiction really works, and how we can combat it.

This Naked Mind: Control Alcohol: Find Freedom, Discover Happiness & Change Your Life- Annie Grace

Addiction is integrated in our lifestyle, making it much more difficult to give up. Do you think your life will be worthless without alcohol? If yes, then your thoughts were once shared by the author. This book shares insight instead of scare tactics. It discusses how alcohol and pleasure are psychologically connected. Then it helps you break this connection. Give it a read; her riveting storytelling will surely hold your attention until the end.

12 Stupid Things That Mess Up Recovery: Avoiding Relapse through Self-Awareness and Right Action-Dr. Allen Berger

Once you quit your addiction, the next challenge you face is avoiding relapse. Some of our actions make us more vulnerable to relapse. The author shares a detailed account of 12attitudes which can interfere with complete recovery. He then provides solutions and explanations on how to overcome these problems through self awareness and commitment to recovery.

Rewired: A Bold New Approach to Addiction and Recovery- Erica Spiegelman

Telling the tale of his own recovery and success stories of many others, Rewired helps motivate you on your path to recovery. This book helps you question what is missing, probing and inspiring you to a life of sobriety.
12 Smart Things to Do When the Booze and Drugs Are Gone: Choosing Emotional Sobriety through Self-Awareness and Right Action-Dr. Allen Berger

Another book by Dr. Berger; here he chooses to discuss things you should do to sustain sobriety. He addresses the emotional link we have with addiction and offers twelve practices to help you achieve emotional sobriety. The book focuses on trusting yourself and taking responsibility of complete recovery in your hands.
These books are helpful with ongoing treatment programs, to say the least. This is why we have designed our recovery programs with a blend of modern medicine, psychiatry, and counseling techniques to provide you a holistic recovery. Please get in touch with us. We can help you recover your life.

 

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