I Am Your Recovery Coach

Xlibris Corporation
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This book is the second volume in a compelling series based on Arlene J. Sherman’s personal experience working in the field of addiction. Here you will find many of the innovative techniques Ms. Sherman successfully utilizes as a drug and alcohol recovery coach. Since it is well known that aftercare doubles the rate of remaining in a lasting recovery, and since many people cannot afford a recovery coach, Ms. Sherman wanted to bring these techniques to those that would benefit. She calls this her Recovery Coach in a Box! Ms. Sherman’s first book, The Real Dope on Addiction and Recovery, is in its second printing and is being used with great success not only by those in the throes of addiction, but by the loved ones of substance abusers as well. Read these books as if you are sitting and speaking with a trusted and caring friend because that is exactly what you will be doing.
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Xlibris Corporation
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Published on
Mar 19, 2013
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Pages
110
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ISBN
9781479797271
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Language
English
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Genres
Self-Help / Substance Abuse & Addictions / Alcohol
Self-Help / Substance Abuse & Addictions / Alcoholism
Self-Help / Substance Abuse & Addictions / Drug Dependence
Self-Help / Substance Abuse & Addictions / Drugs
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Whether you know it or not, accurate information is your most important recovery tool. You cannot recover from something that you do not understand. Therefore, my primary goal is to help you understand what addiction is, how to recognize it when you see it, and what you can do about it when you do see it. My goal is to make the material easy to understand for treatment professionals, recovering people, and their families. As a result, I have chosen to use a style of writing that speaks directly to recovering people and their families. In this way, professionals can both benefit from the material and pass on this book to their clients to speed up the addiction education process. traight Talk About Addiction discusses the following topic areas: Mind-altering Substances: alcohol and the other drugs that people tend to abuse or become addicted to. These mind-altering substances can activate abuse and addiction. I want you to know what these substances are, how they work, and why they can be dangerous. Addictive Risk Factors: explains why some people are at high-risk of abusing, and getting addicted to mind-altering substances. I want you to know what sets people up for abuse and addiction and how you can recognize if you or someone you love is at high-risk. Substance Abuse and Addiction: describes the symptoms of both abuse and addiction. This part of the book shows how using potentially addictive substances can lead to heavy use, abuse, and addiction. Addiction can develop slowly and go unnoticed in the lives of many people. So this book also explains how to objectively evaluate your own alcohol and drug use to see if you have a substance abuse or addiction problem. Recovery: describes what recovery from addiction looks like. If briefly describes the nature of addiction and then describes the best practices that many of the most effective treatment programs in the United States tend to follow.
Life can be crazy. Life can be stressful. Life can be hard to take. These are all truths that are just simple facts. Because life can be difficult, people look for different ways to cope with the stress that life brings.
Regrettably, drugs have become the most prominent coping mechanism that people use to deal with life’s problems. There are many reasons why people begin using drugs. They are looking for a way out – an escape – a way to forget life for just a little while.
Methamphetamine use has grown to alarming rates in the United States with over 25 percent of the population addicted to this drug. Twenty-three percent of high school seniors use marijuana on a regular basis. Forty-three percent of adults report having a problem with alcohol.
The statistics also reveal that drug use, including alcohol and cigarettes, is beginning earlier in life. Children are experimenting with drugs as young as 10 years old, and many middle schoolers have already had their first taste of alcohol by seventh grade.
What are even more disturbing are the health effects that drug use and abuse causes. Last year alone, there were over 20,000 alcohol-induced deaths not including car accidents, and deaths due to heroin overdoses have increased by two percent in just the course of one year.
Drug addiction doesn’t discriminate either. Many famous celebrities have struggled with addiction as has the common man. You can be a regular housewife or the head of a company and find yourself struggling with drug dependence.
What can you do? The answer is – a lot. If you find yourself with a problem, the time to take action is now. You could check yourself into a rehabilitation facility, but you can also try some self-help steps first.
This book is intended for both the person who is addicted and for those who have a loved one with addiction. We’ll look at the signs of a problem and address the various drugs that are most likely to cause
dependence. Then, with the help of experts, we’ll give you some strategies that you can try to get you back on the road to a drug-free life.
You can overcome your dependence on drugs. It won’t be easy, but you can do it. But you have to start now. Don’t be addicted anymore. Start your journey today!
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