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Staying Sober: A Guide for Relapse Prevention 1st Edition

4.7 out of 5 stars 99 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-0830904594
ISBN-10: 083090459X
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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: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (99 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #22,018 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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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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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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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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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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I bought this book a while ago, and just FINALLY got around to reading it. I am glad I did! It is VERY informative, and has lots of information and explanations for things. Despite the medical and scientific content, it is written VERY clearly and simply. (It does not require any special knowledge to understand it all). It combines the scientific/ medical views with A.A. (Alcoholics Anonymous) views on sobriety and how to prevent relapse. This book expands upon the 12 steps, focusing more on relapse prevention planning.
This book would be VERY helpful to people who have relapsed. It would also benefit people who have not relapsed to read this to avoid ever having to go down that road. This book would ALSO benefit a non-alcoholic/ non-addict, as it clearly represents addiction overall. There is also a section on co-addicts, which are people who are directly affected by an addict - such as a spouse are child.
i HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK!!!!
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I went into long term treatment here in De Lend, FL. I had to leave the treatment center because of sickness. One of the councilors that taught groups recommended to me to buy this book and read it. As soon as I got home I ordered this book from Amazon and it arrived two days later (that's Amazon!) I am still reading this book, 3/4 through and this book has suck great explained educational material on alcohol & drug addiction. I highly recommend anyone having a problem staying clean & sober, please buy this book because you will learn so much about yourself, I did...Mike
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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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