Ready, Set, Go!

Addiction Management for People in Recovery

by Sandra Rasmussen


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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/10/2015

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 210
ISBN : 9781504326421
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 210
ISBN : 9781504326445

About the Book

This book is for people in recovery. We ask and answer basic questions about addiction, relapse, and recovery. We believe addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry, characterized by craving, loss of control, physical dependence, and tolerance. Genetics, together with bio-psycho-social-spiritual factors, account for the likelihood a person will develop an addiction or related disorder. Relapse happens: a return to drinking, using, other addictive behavior, or an increase in harm from addiction. Yet, recovery is an idea whose time has come. Recovery is a different, better way of life with purpose and meaning. We suggest addiction management as a way recovering people can maintain change (abstinence or harm reduction), reduce risks for relapse, prevent relapse, develop a recovery lifestyle, confront relapse when necessary, and achieve well-being. Current research, recognized theories, and the lived experiences of hundreds of people in recovery ground and guide book content. The book has three parts and fifteen chapters. A person in recovery introduces each chapter. We show how to develop, implement, and evaluate addiction management plans. Each chapter ends with summary statements and addiction management applications. References and a list of websites complete the book. Family and friends of recovering people will find the material useful. Addiction professionals can use the book to help clients realize recovery and prevent relapse. Are you ready? Get set. Go!


About the Author

Sandra Rasmussen (PhD, RN, LMHC, and CAS-F) is a certified addiction specialist in alcohol, other drugs, and gambling. This book reflects over thirty years of personal and professional experience with addiction, relapse, and recovery. Dr. Rasmussen currently divides her time among practice, teaching, and service as a parish nurse.