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How To Quit Drinking Without Aa - Jerry Dorsman

How To Quit Drinking Without Aa

Paperback

Published: 1st October 1997
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Now You Can Take Control of Your Own Recovery Process
Alcoholics Anonymous is not the only answer or even the best answer for many people. In fact, seven of every eight people who start AA's 12-step program abandon it within three years. Fortuanately, there are more effective ways to quit drinking--proven methods that will help you be successful on your own terms.
Inside this life-affirming book is the new beginning you're looking for. Certified addictions counselor and 16-year recovering alcoholic Jerry Dorsman offers more than 100 proven techniques to gain control of your recovery. His self-help approach includes the best:
-Step-by-step instructions for breaking the habit
-Foods to help you beat the cravings
-Methods for internal cleansing and detox
-Nutrition information for rebuilding your health
-And much more
"A thorough approach backed with practical guidelines and techniques."--"Addiction and Recovery Magazine"
"The right blend of substance and simplicity. Bubbling with resources."--"Natural Health" magazine

"A step-by-step recovery book... to meet [your] social, emotional, nutritional, and spiritual needs." --USA Today

Preface
Introduction: How This Book Can Help
What Does Alcohol Mean to You?
A New View of Alcoholism
A Way of Coping Something You
Learned Just a Part of You
Your Own Special Struggle
A Physical Addition
A Disease Controlled by Diet
Are You an Alcoholic Drinker? You're the Best Judge
Test #1: One Question Stop Hiding
Worksheet #1: Denials and Excuses Now Take Another Look
Test #2: The Johns Hopkins Medical Institution's
Test for Alcoholism
What's the Verdict?
Are the Benefits Worth the Problems?
The Benefits of Drinking
Worksheet #2: My Reasons for Drinking Problems Caused by Drinking
Practice #1: Dialogue with Body
Checklist #1: Checklist of Medical Problems Will You Need Inpatient Care?
Your Evaluation of the Problems
Worksheet #3: Problems You'd Like to Avoid Do You Want to Quit?
Worksheet #4: Reasons for Quitting
Planning Your Own Personal Approach to Quitting
What About AA?
How AA Can Help
Practice #2: Try a Few Meetings Drawbacks to AA It's Your Choice
Worksheet #5: My Decision about AA
How to Break a Habit
All About Habits
Breaking Habits, Making Changes
Practice #3: Pick a Few Habits and Break Them
What Else Can You Do?
Checklist #2: Alternatives to Drinking Yes, You Can Change
Healing Through Diet
The Importance of Diet
A Matter of Balance Recommended Foods and Beverages
Healthful Ways of Cooking and Eating
To Supplement or Not to Supplement
How to Make the Change
How to Handle Cravings
Practice #4: Start Your New Diet
Building Inner Strength Exercise
Worksheet #6: Plan Your Own Exercise Program
Practice #5: Begin Doing It Relaxation Techniques
Checklist #3: Relaxers: What Works Best for You? Assertiveness Training
Practice #6: Assertive Responses: How to Remain Centered Stress
Management and Coping Techniques
Checklist #4: 22 Surefire Stress Reducers Friendship
Practice #7: Find One Good Friend
Thirty Additional Ways to Renew Yourself
The Amazing Success of Acupuncture Massage ... for Health and Relaxation
Biofeedback Bodywork/Body Movement Hypnosis
Autogenic Training/Self-Hypnosis Visualization Affirmations Subliminal Suggestion
A Clinic or a Live-In Program Solitude and Self-Reflection
Healing with Laughter Turn Off Your TV
Fasting Intestinal Cleansing Herbal Remedies
Aromatherapy Homeopathy Chiropractic
A Chemical Deterrent to Drinking Alternative Approaches to Quitting
Drinking Counseling/Psychotherapy Group Therapy
Light Therapy Expressive Arts Therapy
Hug a Friend Religion Spiritual Healing Charity/Altruism Growing in Love
Worksheet #7: Which Techniques Will You Do?
Quitting and Making It Work for You
Okay–Pick a Day Use Everything You've Learned So Far
Worksheet #8: Your Master Plan Promise Someone Make a Contract
Worksheet #9: Contract to Quit Drinking Pick a Day and Quit
Worksheet #10: Your Day
Getting a Successful Start Coping with Urges
Worksheet #11: 169 Ways to Cope with Urges How Close Can You Get to Alcohol?
Practice #8: Avoiding Drinking Situations For Anyone Who Asks You . .
Checklist #5: Why I'm Not Drinking
Fifteen Common Problems and How to Solve Them
Anxiety Depression Anger Disturbed Sleep Guilt
Overeating Gastrointestinal Distress
Visions, Hallucinations Fuzzy Thinking
The Same Old Family Situation Sex
Friends Setbacks Slips Celebrations
Enjoying the Benefits of Not Drinking Two Big Benefits
Worksheet #12: How Much Time Do You Save?
Worksheet #13: How Much Money Do You Save? You Deserve a Reward
Checklist #6: Claim Your Prize
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ISBN: 9780761512905
ISBN-10: 076151290X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 334
Published: 1st October 1997
Publisher: Prima Publishing,U.S.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.7 x 14.1  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition