Shame, Guilt, and Alcoholism by Ronald Potter-Efron
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Shame, Guilt, and Alcoholism
By Ronald Potter-Efron

Shame, Guilt, and Alcoholism

Treatment Issues in Clinical Practice 2nd Revised edition

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Shame, Guilt, and Alcoholism by Ronald Potter-Efron

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Explore the causes and effects of the shame/guilt/addiction cycle! Since the original edition in 1989, great strides have been made in understanding the overlapping functions of shame and guilt and the ways these painful emotions are linked with addictions. Shame, Guilt, and Alcoholism: Treatment Issues in Clinical Practice, Second Edition, integrates up-to-date psychological research with penetrating insight into the emotional realities of substance abuse. It provides a clear and practical model for understanding the shame/guilt/addiction cycle. Shame, Guilt, and Alcoholism provides constructive suggestions to therapists for treating substance-abusing clients and their affected family members. By treating destructive, inappropriate, or excessive shame and guilt, therapists can help their clients free themselves from the downward spiral of addiction and begin to build on their genuine strengths. It explores the positive functions of shame and guilt, describes the conscious and subconscious defense mechanisms against them, and highlights the crucial family behaviors that initiate and encourage shame and guilt. Shame, Guilt, and Alcoholism thoroughly explains the significant differences between shame and guilt, including: * clients'experiences of failure * primary responses and feelings * precipitating events and involvement of self * origins and central fears Shame, Guilt, and Alcoholism adds immeasurably to our understanding of the total recovery process. It is an essential resource for therapists, social workers, psychologists, substance-abuse counselors, and educators in the field.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780789015174
ISBN-10: 078901517X
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 13mm)
Pages: 252
Imprint: Haworth Press Inc
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 18-Jun-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Shame, Guilt, and Alcoholism by Ronald Potter-Efron Shame, Guilt, and Alcoholism, Hardback (June 2002)

Providing a practical model for understanding the cycle of shame, guilt, and addiction and offering insight on the emotional realities of substance abuse, this work provides suggestions for treating substance-abusing clients and their families. It explores the positive functions of shame and guilt, describes the defense mechanisms against them, and

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