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Addiction and Recovery For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-06998-1
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320 pages
May 2011
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Foreword.

Introduction.

Part I: The Hole in the Heart: Detecting Addiction.

Chapter 1: Addiction: What Is It?

Chapter 2: Substance Use, Substance Abuse, and Addiction.

Chapter 3: Behavioral Addictions: Addictions Without Substances.

Chapter 4: Dancing with the Tiger: The Risks of Experimenting.

Part II: Taking Those First Steps.

Chapter 5: Recognizing Addiction in Yourself and Others.

Chapter 6: Assessing Your Readiness: Do You Need Help Now?

Chapter 7: Quitting: Easy to Say, Hard to Do.

Part III: Examining Treatment Approaches.

Chapter 8: Treatment Choices.

Chapter 9: Reviewing Inpatient and Outpatient Treatment Options.

Chapter 10: Treating Physical Dependence.

Chapter 11: Twelve-Step Programs.

Chapter 12: Joining Self-Help and Support Groups.

Chapter 13: Alternative Treatments.

Chapter 14: Teen Treatment.

Part IV: Life in Recovery.

Chapter 15: Overcoming Barriers to Recovery.

Chapter 16: Handling Slips and Relapse.

Chapter 17: Handling Work and Family During Recovery.

Chapter 18: For Families and Friends: Ways to Make a Difference.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 19: Ten Ways to Help a Friend or Loved One.

Chapter 20: More Than Ten Self-Help Resources.

Index.

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