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Staying Sober: A Guide for Relapse Prevention- Based Upon the CENAPS Model of Treatment Paperback

ISBN-13: 978-0830904594 ISBN-10: 083090459X Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 227 pages
  • Publisher: Independence Press; 1st edition (August 10, 1986)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 083090459X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0830904594
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.5 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,906 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Terence T. Gorski is the president of The CENAPS Corporation, a training and consultation firm specializing in recovery from addictive disease and relapse prevention therapy. He is a popular speaker and conducts training and workshops in more than twenty different cities each year. Mr. Gorski is the author of numerous books, audio, and video tapes, including Passages Through Recovery -- An Action Plan for Preventing Relapse, Staying Sober -- A Guide for Relapse Prevention, The Staying Sober Work-book, and How to Start Relapse Prevention Support Groups. He is the clinical director of the National Relapse Prevention Certification School, which trains counselors and therapists in relapse prevention therapy methods.

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I _strongly_ urge everyone who can to pick up this book.
GRDymowski@prodigy.com
I found this book to be very helpful in understanding relapse and how to aid persons in the area of relapse prevention.
Jennifer Harris
This book is great for anyone interested in learning about addiction.
Mary

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102 of 104 people found the following review helpful By GRDymowski@prodigy.com on January 13, 1998
Format: Paperback
As someone who has worked with substance abusing
individuals (and, as a master's student,
having comoderated a DUI therapy group), STAYING
SOBER is an invaluable resource for therapists and
clients alike.
Basically, Gorski & Miller outline a way in which
the addicted individual can learn to avoid relapsing
in the future - basically, by examining the "triggers"
(usually emotional & situational) which can
potentially lead to relapse. By examining these

triggers, and then creating a "relapse prevention
plan", the addicted individual can
usually find a way to avoid relapse.
However, my summary does not do the book justice.
I _strongly_ urge everyone who can to pick up this
book. It is one of the best books I have read
about the subject of relapse prevention
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70 of 72 people found the following review helpful By John@McNerney.COM on September 1, 1999
Format: Paperback
Until this book, the technology to treat repeated relapse into alcoholism and drug addiction did not exist at worst, and was haphazard at best. What the authors did was study relapsers and notice patterns of relapse. These patterns could then be codified and used in a program to identify 'triggers' or situation that lent themselves to relapse, and could thus be avoided in the future. In addition, some tools can be developed to help recovering persons deal with unexpected triggers if and when they arose in the future.
It is a lot of work, both for the counselor and for the client, but the payoff is long term sobriety.
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38 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Podgorski on May 23, 2005
Format: Paperback
This book is just a MUST for anyone with a chronic relapse problem. It is simply written and very straightforward. These authors have also published a workbook and manual to help with relapse prevention. These materials help one to put the principles advanced in "Staying Sober" to work. I sometimes think that I may never have finally gotten a grip on sobriety had I not discovered this book.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By J. T. Johnson on May 16, 2009
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This book is a good tool for counselors and people recovering from addiction. It does a good job of illustrating the symptoms of relapse and provides a basic outline of a plan for recovery. This book is more about the symptoms of withdrawal and relapse than it is about recovery. The author strongly urges the recovering person to seek help from groups like AA and to not go it alone in overcoming addiction.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By L. Perry on December 30, 2006
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While I was in Inpatient Rehab I was given this book to read. It is like a bible to me now. Everything you need to know about staying clean and sober is in this book. Along with AA, sponsors, numbers, support groups, this book gives you some soild tools to stay sober. I highly suggest it!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Richard A. Singer Jr. on August 13, 2006
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This book is a great resource for understanding and working on relapse prevention. I personnally used it within my recovery as well as with clients I worked with in treatment. It includes a great overview of addiction as a disease, relapse prevention skills, post acute withdrawal syndrome, stages of recovery and much more useful and necessary information. Recommended for those in recovery from addiction and those working with the recovering population.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Kimberly D. Turner on September 23, 2009
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I have been clean and sober for almost 9 years, and have read this book several times. I like it because of the way that it is broken down. It makes a lot of sense to me. Early in recovery, this was something logical that I badly needed, and as my recovery continues, I find myself looking at it again and again. Recently, I have decided to get the workbook as well, and work that with my sponsor.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Julie Carroll on March 11, 2011
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This book is a helpful and useful tool for all that are affected by someone's addiction (both the addict and family members). It logically describes the different stages of sobriety, with factual information and descriptions of symptoms and behaviors of each stage.

I highly recommend this book because it brings to light the reality that relapse occurs before we take the first drink. Recognizing these signs, and following the suggestions offered, can prove life saving. Please buy this book. It got me through some difficult times, helped me understand where I am at in my sobriety and why, and gave me tools of awareness about myself to hopefully prevent disaster.

It also provides insightful for family members of the addicts. It can give them a better understanding of the disease, and provides a relapse prevention section at the end of the book for the addict and their family.
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