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The Wellness-recovery Connection : Charting Your Pathway to Optimal Health While Recovering from Alcoholism and Drug Addiction - John Newport

The Wellness-recovery Connection

Charting Your Pathway to Optimal Health While Recovering from Alcoholism and Drug Addiction

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Published: 1st December 2004
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A leading wellness advocate offers a step-by-step holistic plan for the 50 million people in recovery - a personalized blueprint for adding years to their life and life to their years. Includes a foreword by leading relapse prevention expert Terence T. Gorski.

Based on over thirty years in the trenches as a wellness professional and counselor, John Newport, Ph.D. shares the missing dimension in recovery and the reason why the majority of people battling alcoholism and drug addiction fail to reap the full benefits of recovery and optimal health: They don't adopt a wellness-oriented lifestyle.

Newport breaks down the nebulous concept of wellness into 7 steps, and gives people in recovery - and their families - specific tools to design their own blueprint for optimal health, including:

Nutrition: nutritional hazards associated with alcoholism and drug addiction, and how to lay a sound nutritional foundation for recovery.

Exercise: role of exercise in preventing relapse and enjoying optimal health, with tips on how to get started.

Stress Management: practical tips on stress management and meditation, specifically geared to people in recovery.

Spiritual Needs: tips on how to manifest your unique sense of central purpose, and how this will help you stay clean and sober and move toward optimal health.

Social Supports: how to develop a strong social support system, sexuality in recovery, and more.

Conquering Substitute Addictions: including nicotine addiction, caffeine addiction and junk food binging.

Health Care: why our health care system is "wired backwards," and how recovering people can effectively work with doctors and other health care resources. A must read for people in recovery, and treatment professionals.

Trying to recover from alcohol and drug addiction without utilizing the tools of wellness is like fighting with one hand tied behind one's back. Yet it is astonishing how the many dimensions of wellness are often underutilized in the continuing care components of recovery programs across the country. Dr. John Newport corrects this oversight, and in doing so brings recovery within the reach of many more people."

Forewordp. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Introductionp. xix
The Importance of Wellness to Recovery
Wellness: The Missing Dimension in Recoveryp. 3
The Importance of Wellness to Early Recovery and Relapse Preventionp. 9
Claiming Your Birthright to Optimal Healthp. 27
Integrating the Cornerstones of Wellness into Your Recovery Program
The Nutritional Hazards of Alcoholism and Drug Addictionp. 43
Your Nutritional Foundation for Recoveryp. 57
Physical Exercise: Fitness and Recoveryp. 89
Stress Management and Meditationp. 105
Developing a Strong Social Support Systemp. 125
Cultivating Your Central Purpose, Spirituality and Life Satisfactionp. 141
Conquering Nicotine Addictionp. 155
Your Personal Blueprint for Wellness and Recovery
Conducting Your Personal Wellness Assessmentp. 179
Action Planning for Wellness: Getting Started, Monitoring Your Progress and Following Throughp. 207
Making Optimal Use of Health Care Resourcesp. 231
Parting Thoughtsp. 253
Suggested Resources for Wellness and Recoveryp. 259
Referencesp. 271
About the Authorp. 285
Share Your Journeys in Wellness and Recoveryp. 286
Wellness and Recovery Web Sitep. 287
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ISBN: 9780757302138
ISBN-10: 0757302130
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 300
Published: 1st December 2004
Publisher: Health Communications
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 14.0  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.36