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The Recovery Book

By Al J. Mooney, Catherine Dold, Howard Eisenberg

Foreword by Harry Haroutunian

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Published By
Workman Publishing Company
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Number Of Pages
624
Publication Date
September 09, 2014
ISBN
9780761176114

The Recovery Book

By Al J. Mooney, Catherine Dold, Howard Eisenberg

Foreword by Harry Haroutunian

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Announcing a completely revised and updated second edition of The Recovery Book, the bible of addiction recovery. Written for the 23 million Americans struggling with alcohol and drugs, it is “a clear, accurate, and comprehensive resource—for patients, their families, and helping professionals” (Anthony B. Radcliffe, M.D., former president, American Society of Addiction Medicine).

Dr. Al Mooney, who lectures internationally on recovery, writing with medical and health journalists Howard Eisenberg and Catherine Dold, covers all the latest in addiction science and recovery techniques. Extensive research in neuroplasticity, for example, sheds new light on how alcohol and drugs actually alter pathways in the brain—but also how this same process, when trained in recovery, can remold the brain, making sobriety a routine way of life. A new understanding of gender and addiction leads to revised insights, techniques, and new hope for treating women in recovery. The book also covers the latest problems and treatments for prescription drugs (now more pernicious than illegal drugs); up-to-date models for intervention; and more.

But what really sets the book apart is its question-and-answer format—“My wife wants me to go to AA, and I think that’s ridiculous. How can I settle this argument?” “I take a few oxycodone pills each week. They’re prescription, so they must be safe, right?” “I’ve been in this treatment center for nearly a week. I feel great. I’m cured. Why can’t I leave now?” That simple, direct approach makes the daunting journey to sobriety doable.

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“A classic. Read it. Use it. It can help guide you step by step into the bright light of the world of recovery.”
—from the Foreword by Harry Haroutunian, M.D., Physician Director, Betty Ford Center
 
The Recovery Book is the Bible of recovery. Everything you need to know you will find in here.”
—Neil Scott, host, Recovery Coast to Coast radio 
 
“Every issue is addressed, always with hope and understanding, and often with direct suggestions promising relief...Nothing could be better."
—from the first edition Foreword by Stanley E. Gitlow, M.D., Clinical Professor of Medicine, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine
 
“There are still untold numbers of people affected by the disease of alcoholism or drug addiction not knowing where to turn for help. The Recovery Book offers them one of the best lifesaving guides to a solution and a meaningful way of life.”
—William G. Borchert, author and screenwriter; screenwriter - My Name is Bill W.
 
“Recovery, emancipation from chemical slavery, is a joyful miracle that must be earned one person at a time on a long and challenging journey. This is a valuable guidebook for that journey.”
—Robert L. DuPont, MD, First Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse; President, Institute for Behavior and Health; Author of The Selfish Brain -- Learning from Addiction 
 
“Dr. Mooney has updated the life-saving Recovery Book with the latest scientific findings, clinical experience, and a big dose of the unique wisdom hard-earned in recovery. My patients have been my teachers for decades; I have observed that long-term, stable recovery comes with making the deliberate choice to love, to work, to play. Patients need his guide to recovery that is both brilliant in its simplicity and easy to implement in order to save, build, and live their lives to the fullest. Mooney shows that knowing without doing is never enough.”
—Andrea G. Barthwell, MD, FASAM; Director, Two Dreams; Former Deputy Director for Demand Reduction, Office of National Drug Control Policy
 
“One of the top clinicians in the field of addictive disease, Dr. Al Mooney has a firm understanding that treatment of addiction begins the day the patient achieves sobriety. His Recovery Zone System provides a unique and useful approach that, if followed closely, will likely result in a longstanding recovery for his patients - and readers.”
—Stuart Gitlow, MD, MPH, MBA; Executive Director, Annenberg Physician Training Program in Addictive Disease; Associate Clinical Professor, Mount Sinai School of Medicine; President & AMA Delegate, American Society of Addiction Medicine
 
“A clear, accurate, and comprehensive resource—for patients, their families, and helping professionals.”
—Anthony B. Radcliffe, M.D., former president, American Society of Addiction Medicine

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Product details

Published By
Workman Publishing Company
Categories
Number Of Pages
624
Publication Date
September 09, 2014
ISBN
9780761176114

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