How Science and Kindness Help People Change : A Guide for FamiliesBook - 2014
"The most innovative leaders in progressive addiction treatment in the US offer a groundbreaking, science-based guide to helping loved ones overcome addiction problems and compulsive behaviors. Beyond Addiction eschews 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 their loved ones 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. Learn how to tap 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 designed not only to help someone change, but to help someone want to change"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2014
Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition
Branch Call Number: 616.86 Fo
Description: xiv, 315 pages ; 24 cm
From Library Staff
Family and friends can assist addicts in choosing the therapy best suited to their needs and then support the addict with positive reinforcement and kindness.