Responsible drinking: a moderation management approach for problem drinkers

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New Harbinger Publications, Aug 15, 2002 - Self-Help - 212 pages
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This book offers a real alternative to the 32 million Americans who are problem drinkers.

Based on extensive scientific literature supporting moderation as a resolution for drinking problems, Responsible Drinkingis the only book with research based techniques that will help nonalcoholic readers overcome their drinking problems. This revolutionary workbook by the leading voices of the Moderation Management treatment approach starts by providing readers with definitive tools to help them discover whether they are problem drinkers or alcoholics. Readers whose problems are less severe than alcohol dependence are then helped to make an informed decision about whether to pursue moderation or to turn to abstinence.

For readers who identify themselves as problem drinkers, the workbook goes on to help them then learn to moderate their drinking and develop a healthier lifestyle. By adopting goals specific to their needs, readers make a commitment, examine the negative effects of alcohol use, identify their own triggers, and learn to take control of their behavior. Inspirational words of more than fifty individuals who have faced and overcome the same problems offer guidance and support. Resources are also provided to help any reader who chooses to pursue abstinence as an objective at any stage of the program.

"This wonderful book combines research and personal stories about how people resolve drinking problems with practical techniques for controlling one's drinking and managing one's own life. Tremendously refreshing."
-Stanton Peele, Ph.D., J.D., author of "Love and Addiction, The Truth About Addiction and Recovery," and "Diseasing America"

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About the author (2002)

Frederick Rotgers, PsyD, ABPP, received his doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Rutgers Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology where he studied with Arnold Lazarus, Cyril Franks, G. Terence Wilson and other prominent behavior therapists. He has been a member of the Clinical Psychology faculty at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine since 2002. Prior to coming to PCOM he was on the faculty of the Rutgers Center of Alcohol Studies with a joint appointment at the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology.

Dr. Rotgers is Board Certified in both Clinical Psychology and Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. He is licensed in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and is a member of the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Pennsylvania Psychological Association, as well as a member of the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy, the New Jersey Psychological Association, the American Association of Correctional Psychology, and the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors. He is on the editorial boards of the "Journal of Drug Issues" and "Addiction Research and Theory".

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