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Recovery and Substance Abuse: A Twelve Step Guide For Treatment Ebooks

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You are getting Three Ebooks with your order. The PDF book is great for phones and the Ebooks are for Kindles and Nooks as well as tablets, laptops and desktops

The Fellowships of Al-Anon and Nar-Anon apply the principles and steps of 12-step recovery as developed originally by Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and later adopted by Narcotics Anonymous (NA) to concerned significant others 1 of individuals with alcohol or other psychoactive substance use (or both) disorders. This includes spouses or cohabiting partners, parents,children, and other close relations and loved ones of substance abusers. The philosophical connection between Al-Anon and AA is reflected in the fact that the 12 steps that guide each fellowship are identical.

The basic principles that guide the 12-step fellowships of Al-Anon and Nar-Anon are acceptance of the loss of control over the substance abuser,surrender to some Higher Power as an entity other than individual willpower to place one’s hope and faith in, and the decision to pursue the 12-step program of personal growth and renewal. Just as AA states that alcoholics must let go of the illusion that they can successfully and reliably moderate drinking through willpower alone, Al-Anon and Nar-Anon assert that loved ones must also let go of any illusion that they can stop or control another person’s drinking or drug use through their own

This book details a structured, research-based approach to working with the significant others of substance abusers. The approach, called `Unilateral Family Therapy′, offers partners and family members hope not only of improving their own mental health, but also teaches how to restructure their relationship to the substance abuser in ways which could enhance the substance abuser′s motivation to change and lead him or her to treatment.

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