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Download The Wellness-Recovery Connection: Charting Your Pathway to Optimal Health While Recovering from Alcoholism and Drug Addiction epub

by John Newport PhD




A leading wellness advocate offers a step-by-step holistic plan for the 50 million people in recovery – a personalized blueprint for adding years to their life and life to their years. Includes a foreword by leading relapse prevention expert Terence T. Gorski.

Based on over thirty years in the trenches as a wellness professional and counselor, John Newport, Ph.D. shares the missing dimension in recovery and the reason why the majority of people battling alcoholism and drug addiction fail to reap the full benefits of recovery and optimal health: They don’t adopt a wellness-oriented lifestyle.

Newport breaks down the nebulous concept of wellness into 7 steps, and gives people in recovery – and their families – specific tools to design their own blueprint for optimal health, including:

Nutrition: nutritional hazards associated with alcoholism and drug addiction, and how to lay a sound nutritional foundation for recovery.

Exercise: role of exercise in preventing relapse and enjoying optimal health, with tips on how to get started.

Stress Management: practical tips on stress management and meditation, specifically geared to people in recovery.

Spiritual Needs: tips on how to manifest your unique sense of central purpose, and how this will help you stay clean and sober and move toward optimal health.

Social Supports: how to develop a strong social support system, sexuality in recovery, and more.

Conquering Substitute Addictions: including nicotine addiction, caffeine addiction and junk food binging.

Health Care: why our health care system is "wired backwards", and how recovering people can effectively work with doctors and other health care resources.

A must read for people in recovery, and treatment professionals.
Download The Wellness-Recovery Connection: Charting Your Pathway to Optimal Health While Recovering from Alcoholism and Drug Addiction epub
ISBN: 0757302130
ISBN13: 978-0757302138
Category: Fitness
Subcategory: Addiction & Recovery
Author: John Newport PhD
Language: English
Publisher: HCI; New title edition (December 1, 2004)
Pages: 310 pages
ePUB size: 1326 kb
FB2 size: 1901 kb
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 121
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Gogul
I encourage my clients to read this book, it is a guide to true wellness when one commits to take this journey.
Saintrius
A wonderful tool for anyone in recovery or working in the field. Great information for a lifetime of wellness of the mind, body and spirit.
Sti
I was't planning on becoming an alcoholic nor am I planning on becoming a vegetarian. I stick to going to meetings and a belief in a higher power.
Karg
This book has helped me tremendously! It has taught me things I was not aware of and also reminded me of things I had forgotten. I am very surprised it has helped me so much because I have been sober for 31 years. I found myself relaxing, as I read this book, simply by practicing the relaxing techniques I was reading about. I'll make these techniques a part of my daily life. I would recommend this book for anyone who is serious about their recovery.