Over the Influence, Second Edition: The Harm Reduction Guide to Controlling Your Drug and Alcohol Use
"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.
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Why Harm Reduction?
1 Welcome to Harm Reduction
2 Why Do People Use Drugs?
3 When Is Drug Use Harmful?
4 Why Do Some People Get into Trouble While Others Dont?
5 How Do I Know If I Am in Trouble?
6 How People Change
7 You Dont Have to Quit to Change
9 Taking Care of Yourself While Still Using
10 How Can I Tell If Harm Reduction Is Working?
11 Finding the Right Help
12 A Letter to Family and Friends of People Who Use Drugs
A Quick Reference
About the Authors
8 Substance Use Management
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