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Beyond Addiction: How Science and Kindness Help People Change: A Guide for Families

Beyond Addiction: How Science and Kindness Help People Change: A Guide for Families

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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).

Author: Jeffrey Foote, Carrie Wilkens, Nicole Kosanke
Publisher: Scribner Book Company
Published: 12/30/2014
Pages: 352
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.62lbs
Size: 8.60h x 5.80w x 1.10d
ISBN: 9781476709482
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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.
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