Managing Your Substance Use Disorder- Client Workbook 3rd ed.
This recovery guide helps the reader understanding symptoms, causes, effects, and treatment of substance use disorders (SUDs). It helps the reader recognize their SUD and the consequences. Considerable attention is paid to change issues and strategies such as motivation to change, how to use therapy, goal planning, managing cravings, refuting addictive thinking, managing emotions, refusing offers to use substances, dealing with family and relationship problems, building a recovery network, engaging in mutual aid programs, and how medications can aid recovery from opioid, alcohol or tobacco addiction. Strategies are provided on ways to reduce relapse risk, intervene early in a lapse or relapse, balance lifestyle, measure progress, and address a co-occuring psychiatric disorder. This guide engages the reader in activities to personalize the information covered.