OVERRIDE

Addiction-Free

How to Help an Alcoholic or Addict Get Started on Recovery

Thomas Dunne Books

A thorough guide about how to get help for a friend or loved one who is having problems with alcohol or other drugs. Provides places, names, numbers--who to call, what questions to ask, and what to expect. This invaluable guide includes six initial options for getting into recovery:

-- The AA treatment program
--Interventions, detox and rehab
--Work related programs
--Al-Anon
--Law-enforcement programs
--Therapeutic communities

Addiction-Free: How to Help an Alcoholic or Addict Get Started on Recovery is a much-needed guide for everyone whose life is touched by addiction.

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OneThe AA Way: Carrying the Message (After Having Invented It)Alcoholics Anonymous—widely termed simply AA—is the most widely available means for helping someone to recover from alcoholism/addiction. It is also very economical—it costs nothing. You’ll find in AA people who know a great deal about addiction and how to get (and stay) clean and sober. These are also people who stand ready to help others start recovery and stay in it.How AA Can HelpEach year, many thousands of women and men who have become addicted to alcohol and drugs start in recovery through AA. They’re
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Praise for Addiction-Free

“A primer treating all the major strategies for helping alcoholics and addicts toward sobriety. This book guides its readers to little-known, yet very powerful sources of help.” -- Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

"For anyone who lives and worries about an alcoholic or drug addict." -- Carol Cox Smith, author of Recovery at Work

“Easily readable directions as to how family members, friends, as well as the afflicted persons themselves, can find tremendously helpful assistance and guidance” -- Robert A. Liebelt, author of Straight Talk About Alcoholism

"I have spent twenty-five years working with drug addicts, alcoholigcs, and ex-convicts, and I have a doctorate degree in clinical psychology. No amount of experience or education prepared me for my closest relative going back into addiction. This book is a step-by-step guide on how to detach with love and how to find sanity while you're trying to help your loved one." -- Teri Lynch DeLane, Ph.D., director of Choices Program for Incarcerated Men and Women

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Gene Hawes is the author of many books and articles. Among the most recent is Rx for Recovery: The Medical and Health Guide for Alcoholics, Addicts, and Their Families (with Jeffrey Weisberg, M.D.). In addition to his publications on addictions, Gene Hawes is well known for his guidebooks to colleges and careers. He lives in a small town just north of New York City.

    Anderson Hawes is a licensed professional clinical counselor (LPCC), a licensed social worker, and a certified chemical dependency counselor in private practice near Akron, Ohio. He was formerly the director of counseling for the Community Drug Board in Akron and has more than twenty years of experience treating addicted individuals and their families.
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How to Help an Alcoholic or Addict Get Started on Recovery

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Thomas Dunne Books

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