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Over the Influence: The Harm Reduction Guide to Controlling Your Drug and Alcohol Use 2ed

by Patt Denning and Jeannie Little Guilford Publications
Pub Date:
06/2017
ISBN:
9781462530861
Format:
Ebk 290 pages
Price:
AU$34.99 NZ$39.12
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"Just say no" just doesn't work for everyone. Presenting a powerful alternate to abstinence-only addictions treatments, this empathic, nonjudgmental resource has already helped many thousands set and meet their own goals for gaining control over alcohol and drugs. The science of harm reduction is translated into step-by-step strategies that readers can use to figure out which aspects of their habits may be harmful, what they would like to change, and how to put their intentions into action. Updated to reflect a decade's worth of research, the fully revised second edition is even more practical and reader friendly. It features additional concrete examples, engaging graphics, new worksheets (which purchasers can download and print for repeated use), "Self-Reflection" boxes, and more.   

Introduction: 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 Don''t?
5. How Do I Know If I Am in Trouble?
6. How People Change
7. You Don''t Have to Quit to Change
8. Substance Use Management
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
What You Should Know about Drugs: A Quick Reference
Resources
 

"Patt Denning is a true hero when it comes to treating people with addiction problems. Anyone who cares about this subject--or is living through it--should read this superb book by her and Jeannie Little."--Johann Hari, author of Chasing the Scream

"In this welcome update of a classic, Denning and Little show how harm reduction entails accepting people--including yourself--exactly as they are. Now even more practical, this step-by-step, gently reader-friendly guide helps you lessen the harmful impact of drugs or drinking in your life."--Gabor Maté, MD, author of In The Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters With Addiction 
Patt Denning, PhD, is Director of Clinical Services and Training at the Harm Reduction Therapy Center (HRTC) in San Francisco, which she founded with Jeannie Little in 2000. HRTC provides a full range of harm reduction treatment services and trains hundreds of professionals each year. Widely recognized as an expert on drug treatment and dual diagnosis, Dr. Denning is one of the main developers of harm reduction psychotherapy. She is a Diplomate Fellow in psychopharmacology and a certified addiction specialist through the American Psychological Association's College of Professional Psychology. With Jeannie Little, she is coauthor of Over the Influence, Second Edition (for the general public), and Practicing Harm Reduction Psychotherapy, Second Edition(for mental health professionals).


 


Jeannie Little, LCSW, is Executive Director of the Harm Reduction Therapy Center (HRTC) in San Francisco, which she founded with Patt Denning in 2000. HRTC provides a full range of harm reduction treatment services and trains hundreds of professionals each year. Ms. Little is a certified group psychotherapist who specializes in group treatment of substance use disorders and dual diagnosis. With Patt Denning, she is coauthor ofOver the Influence, Second Edition (for the general public), and Practicing Harm Reduction Psychotherapy, Second Edition(for mental health professionals).