Description : For those who want to moderate, control or eliminate alcohol drinking and for whom the standard 12-step approach of AA does not work. Supports goals of safer drinking, reduced drinking or quitting.
Description : Reduce or eliminate your alcohol consumption with strategies and action plans. It's so easy for "alcohol creep" to set in: the drink after work to unwind, a social beer with a colleague, a glass of wine (or two) with dinner. Add them up, however, and you might find yourself wanting to rethink those habits. You may be fed up with weekend hangovers, motivated by health or budget concerns, or just want to feel your best every day of the week. How to Be a Mindful Drinker gives you an accessible, practical support plan to help you take control of your alcohol intake. Without preaching or waffling, this book guides you toward more mindful, moderate drinking habits, helping you understand your behavior and plan your self-moderation goals. It's easy to dip into, giving you tools to help track progress, deal with triggers and social stresses, and stay on track for the long term. There are also support strategies for social situations that you can carry into the future--not just in Dry January or Sober for October. The authors know what they are talking about, and their methods have been tested by their loyal community of mindful drinkers. Learn how you too can make lasting, successful behavioral changes that impact positively on your lifestyle. Dry is the new drunk!
Description : Manage Your Mind is a book for building resilience, overcoming emotional difficulties and enabling self-development. It is for any of us who wish to understand ourselves better, to be more effective in day-to-day life, or to overcome current problems; or who want to support others in these tasks. The authors have, between them, almost 100 years of experience of helping people through difficult times. This experience, together with the results from scientific research, leads to Manage Your Mind distilling effective techniques and ideas so that readers can select those that suit their preferences and needs. The book explains and illustrates how to respond skilfully to life's challenges.
Description : Mind Over Mojitos' easy recipes for happier hours & a joy-filled life will help you achieve your goals--whether that's getting sober or just cutting back--and create positive, permanent transformational change in your life. Mind Over Mojitos: How Moderating Your Drinking Can Change Your Life, will help you: Shift your attitude and take control of your drinking Relieve stress and still have fun Enjoy the taste of grown-up and healthy alcohol-free alternatives Eliminate alcohol to do a life and career reset Love drinking minus the booze, hangover, and guilt Join the trend toward tantalizing teetotaling Enjoy happier hours Improve your relationships Feel freedom and happiness and live a joy-filled healthier life.
Description : "Just say no" just doesn't work for everyone. If you've tried to quit and failed, simply want to cut down, or wish to work toward sobriety gradually, join the many thousands of readers who have turned to this empathic, science-based resource--now thoroughly revised. A powerful alternative to abstinence-only treatments, harm reduction helps you set and meet your own goals for gaining control over alcohol and drugs. Step by step, the expert authors guide you to figure out: *Which aspects of your habits may be harmful. *How to protect your safety and make informed choices. *What changes you would like to make. *How to put your intentions into action. *When it's time to seek help--and where to turn. Updated to reflect a decade's worth of research, the fully revised second edition is even more practical. It features additional vivid stories and concrete examples, engaging graphics, new worksheets (which you can download and print for repeated use), "Self-Reflection" boxes, and more. Mental health professionals, see also the authors' Practicing Harm Reduction Psychotherapy, Second Edition.
Description : Tested psychological techniques and actual case histories provide the means of setting realistic goals for reducing alcohol intake and achieving greater self-control over one's drinking habits
Description : Engagingly written by experts with worldwide reputations in the field, Health Behavior Change presents an exciting method which can be used to helps patients change their behaviour in both hospital and community settings. The method is applicable to any behaviour, such as overeating, physical inactivity and smoking or with patients struggling with the consequences of chronic conditions like diabetes and heart disease. Using brief, structured consultations with the client, the practitioner encourages the patient to take charge of decision-making concerning their health. It relies upon partnership between professional and patient rather than dominance of one over the other and is carried out in a spirit of negotiation rather than confrontation. The text clearly outlines the fundamental principles behind the method while applying it to practice. Problems of resistance and lack of motivation are explored and practical strategies to manage them are suggested. The patient is at the centre throughout. Short case examples and dilemmas from clinical settings ground the method in the reality of practice. Well accepted method. Reflects professionals' current concerns with health promotion and effective use of time. Highly respected authors. Community focus. Genuine international market. Particularly relevant to US practice. US spellings throughout. text revised and updated throughout to reflect developments in the field e.g. new studies that have been conducted since 1e published improved appearance with addition of a second colour and more modern page design to increase appeal chapter summaries added to aid assimilation more material relating to obesity
Description : A research-based guide to controlling the destructive urge to gamble From Howard Shaffer, PhD, a noted expert on gambling addiction, and Harvard Health Publications comes Change Your Gambling, Change your Life, a landmark new book which explains how gambling problems are related to other underlying issues: such as anxiety, mood fluctuation, difficulty with impulse control, and substance abuse problems. Dr. Shaffer offers a series of self-tests to help evaluate the degree of gambling problem and analyze the psychological and social context of the behavior, with specific strategies and approaches for ending the problems with simple tools that anyone can do. Explains why many people have a problem controlling their urge to gamble and how that can be corrected Includes a toolbox of resources for anyone who wants to stop the vicious cycle of gambling Offers advice for avoiding slips and preventing backslides and how to deal with the consequences With candor and expert advice, Change Your Gambling, Change Your Life provides proven techniques for controlling the urge to gamble.