Successful Recovery and Relapse Prevention

by Bill McCausland Ph.D.



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/11/2016

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 124
ISBN : 9781524555511
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 124
ISBN : 9781524555535
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 124
ISBN : 9781524555528

About the Book

The workbook addresses several concepts and starts with the prevention of relapse. The major part of the workbook is how to develop support systems for maintaining recovery that contribute to successful recovery. The text shows many elements that contribute to addiction. It goes into detail about the genetic aspects of addiction. There is also a segment of how executive functioning of the brain can get impaired with addiction that compromises judgment, impulse control, and the ability to organize. But these impairments can be temporary with practicing having good judgment and impulse control, since new neuropathways can develop with exercising these functions. The stages of recovery and change are reviewed as well as the twelve steps of Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. One chapter is dedicated to powerlessness and unmanageability. At the end of each chapter, there are references for the reader to consult that have been used for the content of the workbook chapters.

About the Author

Bill McCausland, PhD, has worked for numerous years in the field of chemical dependency. He completed a doctoral dissertation in the area of personality, styles, and the level of stress associated with abusing substances that is associated with entering treatment. He is board-certified by the American Psychological Association in the treatment of alcohol and other psychoactive use disorders. In addition, he has treated hundreds of physicians, pharmacists, and dentists who are impaired due to substance dependence and has substantiated that they are solidly in recovery and able to practice in their areas of health care.