Buy New
$13.93
Qty:1
  • List Price: $15.95
  • Save: $2.02 (13%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Coming to Harm Reduction ... has been added to your Cart
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Coming to Harm Reduction Kicking & Screaming: Looking for Harm Reduction in a 12-Step World Paperback – September 12, 2009


See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
$13.93
$10.37 $17.20

H is for Hawk
Grief stricken in the wake of her father's death, Helen Macdonald seeks comfort in adopting his passion, falconry.
$13.93 FREE Shipping on orders over $35. In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.


Frequently Bought Together

Coming to Harm Reduction Kicking & Screaming: Looking for Harm Reduction in a 12-Step World + Over the Influence: The Harm Reduction Guide for Managing Drugs and Alcohol + How to Change Your Drinking: a Harm Reduction Guide to Alcohol (2nd edition)
Price for all three: $43.74

Buy the selected items together
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 204 pages
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse (September 12, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1438995474
  • ISBN-13: 978-1438995472
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,257,422 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Dee-Dee Stout has undergraduate degrees in Psychology & Human Sexuality from San Francisco State University (SFSU) and earned her Special Major Master's in Health Counseling from SFSU as well. Additionally, Ms. Stout is a California certified drug and alcohol counselor, level II (CADC-II), with international reciprocity (ICADC). Recently, Dee-Dee joined Project Pride, a California Prisoner Mother Program in Oakland, CA, as Clinical Program Manager. Ms. Stout is also part of the international Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT), having received her training in part from Dr. William R. Miller. Dee-Dee has received extensive specialized training in such additional areas as MI Supervisors training; SFBT; Relapse Prevention; Creative Inquiry; Stages of Change; CBT; Seeking Safety; CRAFT; Harm Reduction Psychotherapy; Client-Directed, Outcome-Oriented work (CDOI), and more. Ms. Stout has been in the field of behavioral health for nearly a quarter century and is also on faculty at City College of San Francisco, and adjunct faculty with the Northern California Training Academy at UC Davis. She specializes in teaching courses in substance use disorders and treatment; public policy issues and addiction; trauma, addiction, and women; harm reduction in addiction treatment; and more. Dee-Dee maintains a private coaching, consultation, and supervision practice and regularly conducts trainings in Motivational Interviewing, trauma, and more. She has made numerous appearances as an invited speaker at conferences, including internationally, and has been interviewed on television, radio, and in print, discussing treatment issues. To date, she has performed more than 450 presentations and trainings in Motivational Interviewing alone. Dee-Dee is well known for her wicked sense of humor and use of metaphor when discussing her take on Motivational Interviewing and other evidence-based practices.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5 stars
5 star
8
4 star
1
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 9 customer reviews
The appendices are a great resource, offering explanatory diagrams and a proposed 12-step model for harm reduction.
R. Villicana
I highly recommend this book for anyone who is struggling with addiction or who is a friend or family member or health provider working along side someone who is.
Daniel Nicoletta
If you are confused about what Harm Reduction is, means or does pick up a copy of this book and you will instantly begin to ask questions.
Casey M

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Casey M on October 23, 2009
Format: Paperback
As a person who has worked in the field for over 7 years and seen countless numbers of clients placed into treatment venues that were inappropriate it is about time someone had the courage to talk about it. Not only is the title humorous it is dead on accurate. There is so much at stake folks don't want to admit that perhaps what we are doing now is not working. Individuals with substance abuse disorders require just that, individual interventions that make sense for them. The author talks about it with passion and a healthy dose of sarcasm. If you are confused about what Harm Reduction is, means or does pick up a copy of this book and you will instantly begin to ask questions. Thanks for the entertaining and quick read that should be on the shelf of every person working with clients that are suffering from a multitude of disorders.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Thomas Kroncke on October 14, 2009
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I found this to be a true accomplishment in the expression of the many views we find ourselves faced with in day to day recovery, working in the field or just participating in your own healing process. The many views rendered here are most enlightening and shed a new ray of light into my personal journey from working as an abstinence based counselor to a more humanistic approach that is Harm Reduction. It has been a long time coming for a work to be presented that so adequately gives us an informed and competent understanding of the many struggles faced by people who want to embrace the idea that 12 step is correct for some and not for others. This book does an excellent job of demonstrating how many people retained their principles( abstinence) and expanded their scope to rely on their elders and predecessors to grow and help meet others in the places that the most good can be arrived at. I highly recommend this for anyone interested in growing beyond the confines of rigid thinking and closed ideas.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By George Alan Marks on October 28, 2009
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
There are books meant to be read on a blustery Sunday afternoon in front of a roaring fire, sitting in your favorite chair, cat on your lap or a dog at your feet and then there are books that speak so fast one's mind can't keep up (or at least my mind). There in between lies "Coming to Harm Reduction Kicking and Screaming; Looking for Harm Reduction in a 12 step world", written by Dee-Dee Stout MA, CADC II (AuthorHouse Publishing).
In this book Ms. Stout enlists the aid of such Harm Reduction pioneers as Allan Clear, Annie Fahy, Dan Bigg, et al. They share their experiences, strength and hope and to extol the virtues of Harm Reduction in a repetitive manner with subtle differences in life experiences, reminiscent of the stories in the back of the "Big Book". Despite this, I found this book to be quite illuminating. Here are some highlights.
In chapters 1 & 2, Dee-Dee gives us a brief definition of harm reduction and history of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). In a nut shell, she writes of harm reduction with abstinence as a possible goal, and that clients should have a say in their own treatment which has been contrary to popular belief; however, they (the clients) are responsible for their own behaviors. She explains that AA has harm reductionist philosophies throughout the 12 steps/traditions. She closes chapter one with a poignant tribute to John (Division Street) Szyler, heroin user and regular 12 step member who died of an overdose in 1996, but not before leaving us with these words: "Recovery is any positive change.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Paperback
This book was an exiting and inspiring read for me. Dee Dee Stout and her interviewees provided a fascinating historical overview of the history of the 12 step world and other contemporary drug treatment modalities. This book is also an up to the minute discourse on what is happening in drug treatment today by some of the best in the field of drug treatment and psychology.

I am abstinent 19 years now and while the 12 step program continues to be an essential tool in my life as I continue to respond to the current issues of my life: intoxication, co-dependency, HIV, aging, fiscal issues and working with other addicts as the 12th step suggests, I find awareness and continued study of harm reduction and motivational interviewing and other paradigms essential to the challenges and successes myself and my peers are experiencing.

This book is a great inspiration in the arena of more tools and more awareness. I highly recommend this book for anyone who is struggling with addiction or who is a friend or family member or health provider working along side someone who is.

Daniel Nicoletta 11/08/09
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By R. Villicana on October 8, 2009
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Finally, an author presents hope and humor to the field of substance abuse recovery for addicts and treatment professionals alike. I am really glad that although it discusses the struggles of recovery, the overall mood is a joyous, celebratory one (at least that's how I felt while reading it). The appendices are a great resource, offering explanatory diagrams and a proposed 12-step model for harm reduction. The book provides individual accounts of how people came to harm reduction, and everyone's story ends with a link to their work and to them. Overall, the book is a great way to introduce people to the concept of harm reduction- those who are trying to be in recovery and those who are just interested in learning what harm reduction is. Can't wait for the next book by this breakout author!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
Coming to Harm Reduction Kicking & Screaming: Looking for Harm Reduction in a 12-Step World
This item: Coming to Harm Reduction Kicking & Screaming: Looking for Harm Reduction in a 12-Step World
Price: $15.95 $13.93
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com