Staying Sober: A Guide for Relapse Prevention- Based Upon the CENAPS Model of Treatment 1st Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0830904594
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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: 0.8 x 5.5 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #20,679 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

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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110 of 113 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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76 of 80 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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43 of 45 people found the following review helpful By Podgorski on May 23, 2005
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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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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer 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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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By L. Perry on December 30, 2006
Format: Paperback
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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13 of 15 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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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Lori A. Colbo on March 25, 2009
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As my title states, this book is a must read for every recovering alcoholic. Staying sober sends a clear message that relapse begins long before we use. Using is the end stage of relapse.

This book gives the warning signs of relapse, the symptoms of it, and how to avoid it. With this knowledge, it should help a lot of addicts to be alert for the warning signs and prevent relapse all together. This book is a fascinating and neccessary look at the nature of alcoholism, addiction, and relapse.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By J. Saxton on March 10, 2008
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This book offers easily understood explanations of addiction and the relapse process. The book was offered to me through an out-patient rehabilitation program and has been an invaluable tool on countless occasions since. The book offers examples that you can apply to your own experiences. By fully understanding the cycle of addiction can the addict most successfully break the cycle. I strongly recommend this book to anyone suffering from the disease of addiction, the sober family coping with a drug addicted member, or those offering education on the subject.
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