Staying Sober: A Guide for Relapse Prevention
By Terence T. Gorski and Merlene Miller
This is the revised patient textbook for recovery and relapse prevention. While packed with powerful information about recovery and relapse prevention, it is written at the eighth-grade reading level to make information understandable by most patients.
Staying Sober explains addictive disease, Post Acute Withdrawal (PAW), recovery and partial recovery, mistaken beliefs about recovery and relapse, the relapse process, relapse prevention therapy, and the role of family involvement and relapse prevention support groups. Chapters are organized to parallel the recovery education process so each one can be used as a powerful therapeutic reading assignment to reinforce material covered in sessions.