Understanding Addiction as Self Medication

Author: Edward J. Khantzian
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 9780742565517
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Addictive behaviors beg for an informed explanation to guide patients, families, students, and clinicians through the maddening and often incomprehensible nature of the addictions. Too often addiction is perceived to be merely a moral weakness or purely a brain disease, ignoring the deep personal pain that can permeate the lives of the addicted. But taking an honest look at the underlying emotional or mental issues can more clearly illuminate not only the causes of the addiction, but also the cure. Doctors Edward J. Khantzian and Mark J. Albanese, leading researchers in the field of addiction, see addictions primarily as a kind of self medication—a self medication that can temporarily soothe anxiety or pain, but that ultimately wreaks havoc on the lives and health of both the addicted and their loved ones. With practical advice, compelling case studies, and nuanced theory drawn from their years in clinical practice, Doctors Khantzian and Albanese look at the core reasons behind many addictions and provide a pathway to hope. Understanding Addiction as Self Medication looks at a range of addictions, including alcohol and substance abuse, and clearly explains how to understand other addictive behaviors through the lens of the Self Medication Hypothesis. This book provides a much-needed guide to both understanding addictions and working towards healing.

Gruppenpsychotherapie

Author: Bernhard Strauß
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3662546442
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Das Lehrbuch für praktisch tätige Gruppenpsychotherapeuten: Gruppenpsychotherapie ist eine anerkannte Methode der Anwendung aller wichtigen Psychotherapieverfahren, wobei in der Regel die in Gruppen auftretenden dynamischen Kräfte und Faktoren gezielt genutzt werden. Gruppen werden sowohl im ambulanten, wie auch im teilstationären und stationären Setting angewandt und spielen auch eine große Rolle im Beratungskontext. Aus dem Inhalt I Grundlagen – II Gruppenpsychotherapeutische Veränderungstheorien – III Gruppenpsychotherapieforschung – IV Störungsspezifische und Störungsorientierte Gruppenpsychotherapie – V Verschiedene Anwendungsbereiche von Gruppen – VI Ausbildung.

Treating Addiction

Author: Edward J. Khantzian
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1538108593
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In Treating Addiction: Beyond the Pain, Edward Khantzian offers a collection of his recent works on the study and treatment of substance abuse and addiction. Based on his five decades of experience in working with substance dependent individuals, this volume builds upon Khantzian’s theory of addiction as self-medication and provides insights into how addiction is rooted in human psychological suffering, and not pleasure seeking or self-destruction. Almost without exception, life histories of human discomfort, disconnection, and unhappiness leave those so burdened to be vulnerable to the appeal of addictive drugs, including alcohol. Khantzian’s sensitive teaching voice weaves together an annotated collection of previously published papers into a powerful and engaging volume of effective practice-based treatments. A timely complement to his earlier collection Treating Addiction as a Human Process, this book provides an inclusive and accessible resource for mental health professionals from any background as well as graduate students and those in training.

Recovery from Trauma Addiction Or Both

Author: Lisa M. Najavits
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462521983
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Leading trauma and addiction specialist Lisa Najavits (creator of the evidence-based Seeking Safety treatment model) has trained thousands of therapists in innovative techniques to help people heal and reclaim their lives. Now she puts an array of science-based self-help strategies directly in the hands of readers. This motivating book is packed with compassionate stories and carefully designed reflection questions, exercises, and practical tools that can be downloaded and printed for ease of use. Dr. Najavits explains the links between trauma and addiction and guides people experiencing either (or both) to make meaningful changes. Each concise chapter offers practical ideas that readers will return to again and again to keep themselves safe while building skills for coping with painful past events--and finding a brighter way forward. Mental health professionals, see also the author's Seeking Safety: A Treatment Manual for PTSD and Substance Abuse, which presents an evidence-based treatment approach developed specifically for PTSD and substance abuse.

The Mindful Path to Addiction Recovery

Author: Lawrence Peltz
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 1590309189
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Introduces the practice of mindfulness while explaining how it can offer beneficial approaches to addiction recovery, drawing on the author's expertise as an addiction psychiatrist to outline mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques while sharing illustrative patient stories. Original.

Change Your Gambling Change Your Life

Author: Howard Shaffer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118171039
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A research-based guide to controlling the destructive urge togamble 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 howgambling problems are related to other underlying issues: such asanxiety, mood fluctuation, difficulty with impulse control, andsubstance abuse problems. Dr. Shaffer offers a series of self-teststo help evaluate the degree of gambling problem and analyze thepsychological and social context of the behavior, with specificstrategies and approaches for ending the problems with simple toolsthat anyone can do. Explains why many people have a problem controlling their urgeto gamble and how that can be corrected Includes a toolbox of resources for anyone who wants to stopthe vicious cycle of gambling Offers advice for avoiding slips and preventing backslides andhow to deal with the consequences With candor and expert advice, Change Your Gambling, ChangeYour Life provides proven techniques for controlling the urgeto gamble.

Drogen

Author: Johann Hari
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104035687
Format: PDF
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»Hari vereint präzise Recherche mit einer zutiefst menschlichen Erzählung. Dieses Buch wird eine dringend notwendige Debatte auslösen.« Glenn Greenwald Der Krieg gegen die Drogen gilt inzwischen als gescheitert, der Handel mit Drogen ist ein blühendes Geschäft, alle Maßnahmen gegen den Konsum sind weitgehend erfolglos. Woran liegt das? Der britische Journalist Johann Hari begibt sich auf eine einzigartige Reise – von Brooklyn über Mexiko bis nach Deutschland – und erzählt die Geschichten derjenigen, deren Leben vom immerwährenden Kampf gegen Drogen geprägt ist: von Dealern, Süchtigen, Kartellmitgliedern, den Verlierern und Profiteuren. Mit seiner grandiosen literarischen Reportage schreibt Hari sowohl eine Geschichte des Krieges gegen Drogen als auch ein mitreißendes und streitbares Plädoyer zum Umdenken. »Hervorragender Journalismus, packend erzählt.« Naomi Klein »Phantastisch!« Noam Chomsky

Wer dem Gl ck hinterherrennt l uft daran vorbei

Author: Russ Harris
Publisher: Kösel-Verlag
ISBN: 3641038227
Format: PDF
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Ausstieg aus der Glücksfalle: Besser leben als dem Glück nachjagen Kann das sein? Dass unsere Vorstellungen über das Glück uns unglücklich machen? Dieses spannende Umdenkbuch beruht auf einem bahnbrechenden Ansatz in der Psychologie: der Akzeptanz- und Commitment-Therapie (ACT). Die in kürzester Zeit erlernbaren Techniken haben ihre Wirksamkeit in vielen wissenschaftlichen Studien bewiesen. Die Folge: Sorgen und Stress müssen nicht mehr angestrengt bekämpft werden. Selbst wenn uns Schwierigkeiten begegnen, können wir ein tief erfülltes Leben führen. "Das Buch liegt bei mir am Nachttisch und ich befolge fleißig die Übungsanleitungen. Es ist klug, zugleich leichtfüßig und amüsant und bestimmt eine große Hilfe für viele Menschen. Ach was – für alle eigentlich." Konstantin Wecker