Lifestyle Changes to Beat Addiction! Your Guide to Drug-free Living! (PDF E-book)

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Dr Ray Eberlein is a specialist in the human resources field, a retired Rear-Admiral, a registered Master Personnel Practitioner, a Fellow of the Institute of People Management (SA), and ex-Professor Extraordinary in Personnel Management at the University of Pretoria He holds a BSc(Mil) degree, several postgraduate qualifications and a Doctorate in Education.

This is a book that will help the recovering dependent, as well as co-dependents, to –

- describe the extent of the drug problem in South Africa
- identify the primary, dependence-forming substances
- describe the motivational pattern influencing addiction
- identify the need for lifestyle changes to enable long-term sobriety
- persuade an apparent substance dependent to undergo treatment at a selected treatment centre
- offer advice on dealing with the problems associated with substance dependence
- develop and implement a recovery plan
- implement a Lifestyle Changes Programme in an aftercare organisation in order to assist recovering dependents to remain sober, to develop to their potential and to become reintegrated into society

This is a book for two groups of people: the Carers and the Recovering Addicts

The Carers, described in this book as ‘the co-dependents’, are those people who, as professional care providers, family members, friends or colleagues, have personally experienced the effects of being associated with addicts and who wish to help the recovering dependent, and themselves, to deal with the recovery process.

The Recovering Addicts, described in this book as ‘the substance dependents, dependents or the recovering dependents’, are those people who have had personal experience of drug abuse, have undergone, or are undergoing, detoxification and treatment, are determined to stay drug-free and sober, and wish to help others to do the same.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: DR RAY EBERLEIN ix
FOREWORD x
HOW TO USE THIS BOOK xi
INTRODUCTION xiii

PART 1: ADDICTION
Detection, Prevention And Treatment

CHAPTER 1: WHY LIFESTYLE CHANGE?
Survivor!
Unwanted Advice
What is Addiction?
A New Definition of Addiction
What is Dependence
How Does Addiction Start? 10
How Does Addiction Develop?
How Does Addiction Stop?
How Can an Addict Stay Sober?
Detox, Rehab and the Start of Recovery
The Return to the Real World
Survival Strategy: Lifestyle Change
Survival Strategy: Making Changes Stick
Helping Substance Dependents
Reality Check

CHAPTER 2: IS THERE REALLY A DRUG PROBLEM?
Night Encounter with Death 29
The Alcohol Problem
Costs of Alcohol Consumption
The Drug Problem
Drug Users, Production and Prices
Illicit Drug Usage in South Africa
Drugs are Big Business
What Are They Doing About the Drug Problem?
The National Drug Master Plan
Supply Reduction
Demand Reduction
Harm Reduction
Treatment and Rehabilitation in Practice
How Does All This Affect Me?
Who Are the Drug Abusers and Addicts?
Basic Drug Vocabulary
Dependence is Forever!
Reality Check

CHAPTER 3: HOW DO DRUGS AFFECT US?
What Do Drugs Do to Us?
Drugs Harm Others Significantly Too!
Types of Drugs and Their Effects
New Drugs and Drug Mixes
Reality Check

CHAPTER 4: HOW CAN I FACE THEM?
Contrition or Confrontation?
Coming to Terms with Addiction
Don’t Blame, Reclaim!
Reality Check

CHAPTER 5: WHAT MAKES PEOPLE START TAKING DRUGS?
Ignorance to Expertise
Who Is Susceptible to Becoming Addicted?
Elements of the Motivational System
Factors Influencing the Motivational System
Teenagers’ Susceptibility to Addiction
Teenage Addiction in Brief
Addiction in Adults
Summing-up
Reality Check

CHAPTER 6: HOW WILL I KNOW FOR SURE?
Give Me the Facts, Then I Can Do Something
Are You Ready to Play Detective?
Learning to Observe
What to Look For: the Clues
Drug Abuse: the Signs
What Do I Do Now?
Reality Check

CHAPTER 7: WHY CAN’T THEY STOP BY THEMSELVES?
What’s Your Stereotype?
What Causes Addiction?
Mind-boggling Effects
Is Addiction Inevitable?
How Long Does Addiction Last?
Why Can’t They Stop by Themselves?
What Sort of Treatment Do They Need?
How Can I Select a Treatment Centre?
Reality Check

CHAPTER 8: HOW CAN I HELP?
Decision Time?
Preventing Addiction
Is Doing Nothing an Option?
‘Controlling’ the Addiction
‘Concealing’ the Addiction
The Effects on the Addict
The Effects on the Work Environment
The Effects on the Family
Collateral Damage
Coping with Drugs
What Do I Do Now? The Steps to Take
Where Does My Faith Fit into This Process?
Reality Check

PART 2: AFTERCARE AND LIFESTYLE CHANGE

CHAPTER 9: WHAT HAPPENS AFTER REHAB?
Introduction
Expectations of the Recovering Dependent
Levels of Motivation for Recovery
The Recovery Process
Aftercare: the 95% Option
Reality Check

CHAPTER 10: AFTERCARE: THE 95% SOLUTION?
Introduction
Where Does Aftercare Fit In?
Partnerships in the Aftercare Process
What Can I Expect from Aftercare?
Why Does Lifestyle Matter?
You Are What You Think and Do
How Your Thinking Affects Your Lifestyle and Image
Whose Lifestyle Needs to Change?
Does Your Lifestyle Matter?
Reality Check

CHAPTER 11: IS A RELAPSE INEVITABLE?
Relapses Happen
Understanding Recovery and Relapse
Motivation for Recovery
The Recovery Plan and the Recovery Process
The Process of Relapse
Relapse Warning Signs
Preventing Relapse
Reducing the Risk of Relapse
Recognising Personal Relapse Warning Signs
Identifying High-risk Situations
Trigger Events
Recognising Sobriety-supporting Behaviour
Setting up a SOBER Action Plan
Reality Check

CHAPTER 12: WHAT DO I NEED TO CHANGE?
What Changes Are Needed?
How Can I Find out What Changes to Make?
Me, as Others See Me
Me, as I See Myself
Making Changes
FREEDOM, or Learning to Make Changes Stick
Reality Check

CHAPTER 13: TAKING CONTROL OF YOUR SOBER LIFE
Watershed Time
Applying the Lifestyle Changes Model
Achieving a Balanced Lifestyle
Reality Check

CHAPTER 14: LIFESTYLE CHANGE 1:
ACCEPT, ACKNOWLEDGE AND COMMIT
Where We Are
The Choice Is Yours
Key Change: Accept, Acknowledge and Commit
Main Result of the Change
How to Get There
Ten Principles of Sobriety
Reality Check

CHAPTER 15: LIFESTYLE CHANGE 2:
REHAB FOR RESULTS
Where We Are
The Need for Results-orientation
How to Get There
Create Your Vision of the Future
Focus on the End Results
Prepare a Recovery Plan
Reality Check

CHAPTER 16: LIFESTYLE CHANGE 3:
ONE DAY AT A TIME
Where We Are
Why ‘One Day at a Time’?
How Does This Develop My Self-worth?
You Are in Control
How to Get There
Complete the Diary Page
Live Your Day
What Happens If I Am Not Sure How to Do Things?
Reality Check

CHAPTER 17: LIFESTYLE CHANGE 4:
TALK IT THROUGH
Where We Are
Just Imagine
How Do They Get There?
Why Do They Do It?
Applying the Process
Reality Check

CHAPTER 18: LIFESTYLE CHANGE 5:
MAKE PEOPLE COUNT
Where We Are
Play the Game
Winner Takes All?
Everybody Wins
Me, Myself and I
Becoming a Winner
Reality Check

CHAPTER 19: LIFESTYLE CHANGE 6:
TAP THE RESOURCES
Where We Are
I Am Alive Again!
How Do I Regain My Sense of Self-worth?
How to Get There
How Do I Tap the Resources?
Reality Check

CHAPTER 20: LIFESTYLE CHANGE 7:
RENEW YOURSELF
Where We Are
Look out of the Window
How to Get There
Revise Your Recovery Plan to Bring It up to Date

APPENDIX A TO CHAPTER 8: IDENTIFY THE REAL PROBLEMS
REFERENCES
GLOSSARY OF TERMS
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