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Beyond Addiction

Beyond Addiction

How Science and Kindness Help People Change

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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.
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  • Scribner | 
  • 336 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781476709475 | 
  • February 2014
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Paul Kusiak shares how the CRAFT approach has helped him in his own life and how he has been helping other families struggling with substances.

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Beyond Addiction
Hope in Hell
To accept the things you cannot change . . . to change the things you can . . . to know the difference.

—Adapted from the AA motto

This book is different.

You may have picked up this book in desperation, you may be afraid nothing will help, but we are optimistic we can change that.

Maybe your husband’s drinking increased after the kids went to college and you worry it’s only going to get worse.... see more



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