Beyond Addiction: How Science and Kindness Help People Change

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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Anonymous on August 12, 2019 at 18:00.

A Fascinating New Book on Addiction and Treatment As the father of an addict in recovery, I have read dozens of books on addiction, treatment, and self-help. Believe me when I say that this book is unlike any of the others I’ve read. Written by people at the Center for Motivation and Change (CMC), Beyond Addiction is a truly unique guide for families who are dealing with a loved one’s substance use issue.This book is not another “old school” book on addiction that tells families they have to force their loved one into rehab and…

Anonymous on August 12, 2019 at 18:22.

‘This book is different’ and it can change your life and your relationships, I wish everyone could read it ‘This book is different’. So begins the Introduction to this important book, and it’s true. If you want to change your own life or learn how to help someone you love who struggles with behaviors or substances, I cannot recommend this book highly enough. Almost every page is full of very practical guidance based on the science of change written with compassion and infused with optimism and hope. This is the information I needed as a young wife and mother and have been searching for ever…

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