Facing Addiction is the first book to apply Dr. Patrick Carnes' research-based thirty-task model to treating addiction to alcohol and drugs. People who are addicted to drugs and alcohol now have access to the groundbreaking model that has facilitated thousand of sex addicts in achieving long-lasting recovery. This revolutionary model helps therapists and recovering people understand the interaction between trauma and brain science and how these factors play a role in the development of addiction to drugs and alcohol.
Facing Addiction distills Dr. Carnes' more than thirty years of research to show addicts how to embrace lasting long-term recovery through a thirty-task model. The first seven tasks are presented to help readers break through denial and participate in a culture of support.
Patrick Carnes, Stefanie Carnes, and John Bailey have brought together the fields of psychology, recovery, neuroscience, and addiction into a useful manual that strikes the perfect balance. This effective team of experts has created a wonderful book.
Mark S. Gold, MD, Chair of Psychiatry, University of Florida College of Medicine
There is no quick fix for addiction, but Facing Addiction offers workable solutions for long-term sobriety.
Craig Nakken, best-selling author of The Addictive Personality
Facing Addiction is an accessible roadmap through the complex terrain of brain chemistry and addiction to drugs and alcohol. Patrick Carnes task model brilliantly capitalizes on the slightest crack in denial and moves the addict through the recovery journey to health.
Jes Montgomery, MD, Medical Director, Sant Center for Healing