Evidence-Based Skills to Help a Loved One Make Positive Change
by Carrie Wilkens; Jeffrey Foote; Kenneth Carpenter
When someone is struggling with addiction, they are not the only person impacted. Anyone who has been in a situation where someone they love is struggling knows what it feels like to have awareness of the issue. Often people who love the person who drinks too much or uses drugs feels helpless, depressed, like like a failure, unsure of what to do or how to cope, and that is just the so called tip of the ice berg. This book speaks to those around the person who has an addiction with compassion, understanding and care. Its ideas and philosophy will make for essential reading and a welcome companion to many.
The authors offer evidence based therapy which is the current gold standard in mental health. For example they explain both motivational interviewing and acceptance and commitment therapy.
The evidence based approach means that what is proposed has been tested and found to be of help. The authors offer many ideas and practices to help those who want to help their family member or other person of importance to them. The practice is based on what is called Invitation to Change. Learn about The Wheel and how to put what is learned into as it may well be helpful and empowering. There is of course even more within the pages of this book.
I recommend this title to those around a person who is struggling. It may also be of help to clinicians who are learning more about substance abuse.
Many thanks to NetGalley and New Harbinger Publications for this title. All opinions are my own.
Pub date: 02 August 2022